1880: The year The League of American Bicyclists was first founded as the League of American Wheelmen. Bicyclists, at the time known as “wheelmen,” faced uneven roads of gravel and dirt. They also encountered antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians. In an effort to improve riding conditions, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads.
Penny-farthing: It’s an early type of bicycle that featured a front wheel that was significantly larger than the rear. The name comes from the old British Penny and Farthing coins which represent the large and small wheels.
40%: The percentage of all trips in the U.S. that are less than two miles, making bicycle transportation a feasible and enjoyable way to travel. With an increased interest in health, sustainability, and economically-friendly transportation, it’s no surprise that the number of people who commute to work by bicycle increased about 60% over the past decade.
Stoopidtaller: The name of the tallest rideable bicycle. Created in Los Angeles, California by Richie Trimble, it measures from ground to handlebars at 20ft. 2.5in. tall. The bicycle was successfully ridden more than double the minimum required distance of 328 feet.
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