A few cycling facts worth noting
103,000,000 – The number of Americans who rode a bike last year.
3 – If you cycle this many hours per week, you will cut your risk of heart disease and stroke in half.
1817 – The year Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a two-wheeled, pedal-less device propelled by pushing his feet against the ground. This “draisine” led to the creation of the bicycle.
25,000 – The number of miles Georgia-born Fred A. Birchmore, 25, traveled by bicycle when circling the globe in 1935 (including boat travel, the total journey was 40,000 miles).
15 – The number of bicycles that can be parked in the space required for one car.
100,000,000 – The estimated number of bicycles manufactured worldwide each year.