Do You Know? Unique Facts About Bicycles

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Now bicycles are loved by many people around the world. They use bicycles for various purposes, both as an environmentally friendly means of transportation, recreational tools, and sports advice. Well, here are some interesting facts about bicycles.

  1. Karl von Drais from Germany made a two-wheeled wooden tool called a draisine in 1818. Karl used a draisine for his transportation equipment. Draisine is the forerunner of bicycles.
  2. Karl von Drais made draisine because in Europe there was a long winter due to the eruption of Mount Tambora in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, in 1815.
  3. One-wheeled bicycles have been around since the 1880s. One-wheeled bicycles are now more often used for sports, recreation, and attractions or shows.
  4. June 3 is observed as World Bicycle Day, to remind people that cycling has many benefits. Among them, as a means of transportation that is healthy and environmentally friendly.
  5. The word bicycle comes from the French, namely velocipede, which means two-wheeled vehicle. the Dutch introduced the word to Indonesians so that the term bicycle (Sepeda) emerged.
  6. Every day, around 364.000 bicycles are made worldwide.
  7. Every day, around 47.670 bicycles are sold worldwide.
  8. It is estimated that more than 1 billion bicycles are used worldwide.
  9. Denmark is the friendliest country for cyclists. There, most of the people have bicycles.
  10. Cities in Europe whose citizens use bicycles a lot are Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Ljubljana, and Berlin.
  11. Brompton-branded tri-fold bikes are the most expensive compared to other brands of bicycles. The price of one unit can reach more than IDR 40 million.
  12. Based on the results of research, the number of people who use bicycles in Jakarta has increased 1000% compared to 2019.

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