Who Invented The Bicycle?

The start of the bicycle was in the beginnings of the 19th century, in the year 1817 the first two wheels ride with no paddles was invented by the German inventor Baron Karl von Drais (1785-1851). It was called velocipede, the rider had to push the ground with his feet in order to move the velocipede, and the rider controlled the direction of the velocipede by steering the front wheel.

The first mechanical ride was invented by the Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812- 1878) in 1839.

By 1860, the French blacksmiths Pierre Michaux (1813-1883) and Pierre Lallement (1843-1891) added the pedals with a mechanical crank to the first wheel of the vehicle.

In 1868, the English salesman Rowley Turner transferred the Michaux cycle to England, where his uncle Josiah Turner and James Starley (1831-1881) statrted the manufacture of the bicycles in factories.

In 1869, the Scot Thomas McCall (1834–1904) added to the previous ride levers and rods and changed the concept of the French’s by controlling the rear wheel.

The high wheel bicycle was invented in 1870 by James Starley.

In 1885, J. K. Starley (1854-1904) the English inventor and industry man invented the chain drive, so he became the first to introduce the bicycle as we know it today.

In 1888, the Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921) was able to produce the pneumatic tire, which was later in the year 1890 used in bicycles. That was the beginning of the golden years of bicycles.

In 1970, the first BMX was introduced in California to be used in motocross. The first mountain bike was introduced in 1981.

The electric bike or e-bike -a bike with an electric motor and a battery was first introduced in 1998.

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