Dust off your bike and feel the wind in your face as you peddle through the neighborhood.
Bikes have been around for over 200 years. Karl von Drais of Germany patented the velocipede in 1818. It had no peddles. The rider sat on the frame and moved by kicking the ground.
Pedals were added to a large front wheel in 1864. The “ordinaries” were very hard to ride with a front wheel up to 64 inches.
A geared central pedal designed in 1885 created a safe, easy bicycle. U.S. sales took off.
Bicycling is still a popular mode of travel and recreation. So hats off … or helmets on … to bicycle safety!
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