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History of bicycle started with the first two wheeled transportation device made by German Baron Karl Drais in early 19th century. His simple Dandy Horse design provided inspiration to countless other inventors who very quickly created modern bicycles.
History of tricycle began much before first two-wheeled bicycles arrived on the market. More than century earlier, first tricycles with hand-powered propulsion mechanisms marked the beginning of the history of tricycles.
Bicycle history remembers draisine as two specific types of human-powered transportation device. One was a variation of Dandy Horse velocipedes, and other is railway carriage device that is still in use today all over the world.
This section follows the history of the bicycles from their early days on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing board to the modern day designs that were established by Pierre Michaux and John Kemp Starley.