INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BICYCLES AND CYCLING


Here are some quick fun facts that you probably didn't know about your beloved two-wheeled friend:

 

 

  • Wooden bikes were once a thing.

 

  • First cyclist that drove his bicycle around the world was Fred A. Birchmore. He pedaled for 25,000 miles and traveled other 15,000 miles by boat. He wore out 7 sets of tires.

 

  • A bicycle can stay upright without a rider as long as it’s moving at 8 mph or faster.

 

  • One car parking space can hold between 6 and 20 parked bicycles.

 

  • The longest “tandem” bicycle seated 35 people, it was more than 20 meters long.

 

  • There are twice as many bicycles in the world than cars.

 

  • Cycling is 3 times faster than walking.




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