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History and Famous Rides

Bicycling has a long and interesting history, including famous rides such as the Tour de France.

Bicycle History - High-Wheels star
After the Draisine and the velocipede rose and fell in popularity, manufacturer’s appealed to the well-to-do with the high-wheel or penny-farthing bicycle, the first to be called a bicycle.

Bicycle History – Draisines and Velocipedes star
Bicycles have been on the scene in one form or another for nearly 200 years. Draisines and velocipedes were two of the earliest types.

History of the Tour de France star
It’s been 107 years since the first Tour de France, and the race shows no signs of slowing down. Read on for more information about the beginnings of this great race, as well as highlights from the years.

Tour de France 2010 star
Perhaps the world’s most famous bicycle race, the Tour de France is scheduled to start July 3, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Read on for more information about the 2010 Tour.

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