The Earliest Designs of Bicycles in History (1850–1890)

The first officially recorded bicycle invention belongs to German Baron Karl von Drais. He invented the Laufmaschine (running machine) in 1817. Drais patented his design in 1818, which was the first commercially successful 2-wheeled, steerable, human-propelled machine, commonly called a velocipede, and nicknamed hobby-horse or dandy horse. The first design was initially manufactured in Germany … Read more