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Some history

Many people claim credit for inventing the first bicycle.  The answer to the question often depends upon the nationality of who you ask; the French claim it was a Frenchman, Scots claim a Scotsman, the English an Englishman, and Americans often claim that it was an American. 

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What about three weels?

While the men were risking their necks on the high wheels, ladies, confined to their long skirts and corsets, could take a spin around the park on an adult tricycle. These machines also afforded more dignity to gentlemen such as doctors and clergymen.

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Bicycle on a world trip

Annie Londonderry was a Latvian Jewish immigrant to Boston, who traveled around the world. She started in Boston in June 1894 on her Sterling bike and finishing her ride in Chicago in Sept 1895. She was probably the first woman to take a bicycle on a world trip.

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  • A bicycle, often called a bike or cycle.
  • It`s a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle.
  • Having two wheels attached to a frame one behind the other.
  • A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.
  • Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe.
  • As of 2003, more than a billion have been produced worldwide.

The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright, or safety bicycle, has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885.[3] But many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling.

Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all urban trips. Europeans bike in cities a lot more often. In Italy 5 percent of all trips are on bicycle, 30 percent in the Netherlands, and seven out of eight Dutch people over age 15 have a bike.