The History of Bicycles and Bicycling

Bicycles in one form or another have been around for more than 200 years. Even though the bicycle is a rather simple form of transportation, many advances have been made in bicycle technology over the years. Learn about the history of bicycles at these links:

http://www.fi.edu/pieces/payton/story1.htm (“Bicycles: getting a handle on technology,” presented by The Franklin Institute. Includes teacher and student guides, slide show, treasure hunt, and a quiz.)

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1468.htm (This page has an AUDIO history of bicycles that you can listen to, from the University of Houston’s College of Engineering.)

http://www.pedalinghistory.com/PHhistory.html (A Quick History of Bicycles, from the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum.)

http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/road_safety/cycleways/documents/A%20Brief%20History%20Of%20Bicycles.pdf (Printable PDF: “A Brief History of Bikes”)

http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfk/bike.html (An article about Bikes & Bicycling, from KnowledgeHouse.info)

http://bicycling.about.com/od/thebikelife/ss/History.htm (An Illustrated History of the Bike, from About.com)

http://www.jimlangley.net/ride/bicyclehistorywh.html (Bicycle Myths and Milestones, by William Hudson.)

http://www.ibike.org/library/history-timeline.htm (Bicycle History Timeline: “Chronology of the Growth of Bicycling and the Development of Bicycle Technology,” by David Mozer.)

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=1889 (“A Short Illustrated History of the Bicycle,” by Carsten Hoefer.)

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