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.


No comments:

Post a Comment