May is national (usa) bike month.
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May is national bike month. [ league of american bicyclists ]
Photo above: The drasine: In 1817, Karl Drais, a young baron and inventor in Baden (Germany), designed and built a two-wheel, wooden vehicle that he straddled and propelled by walking swiftly. A forester for the Grand Duke of Baden, Drais used his “lauf-maschine” (running machine) to inspect the Duke’s forests–he could make his rounds more quickly and efficiently on wheels than on foot. The lauf-maschine soon became a novelty among Europeans, who named it the “draisine.” [ the smithsonian ]
[ key month of may dates ]
> Bike to Work Week is 14-18
> Bike to Work Day is Friday, 18th
> Bike to School Day is Wednesday, 9th