25 Facts About The History Of Bicycles For Bike Enthusiasts

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!

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First introduced in the 1800s in Europe, today over 1 million bikes have been produced

First introduced in the 1800s in Europe, today over 1 million bikes have been producedSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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That's twice as many as the number of cars that have ever been manufactured

That's twice as much as the number of cars that have ever been producedSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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In many parts of the world, bikes are the primary mode of transportation

In many parts of the world, bikes are the primary mode of transportationSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The precursor to the bike was the dandy horse, a bike looking vehicle that required the rider to push with his or her feet

The precursor to the bike was the dandy horse, a bike looking vehicle that required the rider to push with his or her feetSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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It was introduced in Germany and France in 1817

It was introduced in Germany and France in 1817Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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