interesting bicycle facts
October 12, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact
There are about a billion bicycles in the world.
Every year some 50 million bicycles – and 20 million cars – are produced.
The first bicycles were made without pedals.
Cycling burns 600 calories an hour.
Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space taken up by one car.
There are over a half billion bicycles in China. Bikes were first brought to China in the late 1800s.
The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.
The furthest anyone has ever cycled in 24 hours is just under 1,217 miles, achieved by American Michael Secrest in 1990.
In China, bicycles out-number cars 250 to 1.
In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!