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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Following this, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement decided to put a crank drive with pedals on the dandy horse

Following this, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement decided to put a crank drive with pedals on the dandy horseSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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This came to be known as the velocipede

This came to be known as the velocipedeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The first velocipedes were nicknamed boneshakers

The first velocipedes were nicknamed boneshakersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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They got that name because the ride was so uncomfortable

They got that name because the ride was so uncomfortableSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Imagine riding on a wrought iron frame with wooden wheels and tires made of iron.

Imagine ride on a wrought iron frame with wooden wheels and tires made of iron. You'd understand the pain.Source: wikipedia, Image: adamleadbetter via flickr

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