The first bike was actually called a celerifere; it was invented in 1790 by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France. This was a wooden figure that didn't have handles, pedals, or any features we now associate with bikes.
From there, as technology and knowledge advanced so did this historical bike. Later in 1870, the High wheeled bike was created. This was the first all-metal bike with rubber tires. The front tire was significantly larger than the bike wheel because it was proven the bigger the tire the further the distance.
Around 1910, the motorized bike was introduced, it was similar to the current day motorcycle. Can you believe the only reason a motor was added to the bike was so it would be appealing to children? This revolutionized the way people would view the traditional bike. And it offered a cheap fast way to get around.
Now by this time the bike has taken its final form. As society advances so do the additions for a bike. Bikes became a staple for transportation all over the world. Mountain bikes and other specialty bikes are created for those who hike trails, mountains, and other earth elements. I say all this to show that everything has a history. Although the first invention is often the worst, it’s the most important. So the next time you go on a bike ride, think about the stages your bike had to go through before perfecting it just for you. Happy Biking!
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