The Sport of Bicycling
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Most people consider the Draisienne the first bicycle built. Invented to help the German Baron von Drais stroll around his royal gardens, the Draisienne was built of wood with wheels of equal size fore and aft. There were no pedals, and the Baron propelled the machine in a walking motion while straddling and sitting upon the contraption.

Today’s bicycles bear only a passing resemblance to the Draisienne. Used for fun, fitness, sport. and transportation by both adults

and children, the bicycle of today has evolved into a wonderful combination of toy, science, and tool.

Peruse the pages of our guide to learn more about bicycling, bikes, accessories, and cycling trips.

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