Are you a bike rider? Do you ride your bike to work, school, or just use your bike for recreation? If so, then you are probably fairly familiar with the mechanics and the joy of bike riding. However, the invention of the bike has a very interesting history that you, as a bike rider, might find enlightening. With the Tour de France upon us, we’re going to take this opportunity to look at how bicycles not only gave us one of the greatest races ever, but how they changed history! Did you know that bikes were the reason for the pavement of roads? Read on to find out 25 facts about the history of bicycles!