Thursday, 29 June 2017
The Bicycle turns 200
It was on June 12, 1817 that for the first time, a man took a two-wheeler and went on a road in the Mannheim region of what was then the Grand Duchy of Baden, now part of southwest Germany.
The creator, Baron Karl von Drais, a nobleman from southwestern Germany, demonstrated his walking machine, called Laufmaschine.
It was not a success at first, but soon other parts like pedals, chains, brake cables were added through the years.
In 1890, with the invention of tire, the bicycle was an exponential success.