What is bicycle?

  • (noun): A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.
    Synonyms: bike, wheel, cycle
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A bicycle, often called a bike (and sometimes referred to as a "pushbike", "pedal bike", "pedal cycle", or "cycle"), is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A person who rides a bicycle is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

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Bicycle Mechanic - Documentation
... Among many references on bicycle repair, Barnett's Manual is a comprehensive four-volume set that includes detailed coverage and diagrams of bicycle components from many ... Richard's Bicycle Book is a classic ...
Bicycle Race
... "Bicycle Race" is a single by the English rock band Queen ... The song is notable for its video featuring a bicycle race with nude women at Wimbledon Stadium, which was edited or even banned in several countries ...
Rhode Islander - Transportation - Bicycle Paths
... In 2011, Rhode Island completed work on a marked on-road bicycle path through Pawtucket and Providence, connecting the East Bay Bike Path with the ...
Cycling In Chicago - History
... Early bicycles arrived in Chicago in the 1860s ... By 1900, there were 54 bicycle clubs with more than 10,000 members ... Bicycle advocacy has been present in Chicago since the early days of the city ...
Bicycle - Social and Historical Aspects - Legal Requirements
... Early in its development, as with automobiles, there were restrictions on the operation of bicycles ... Traffic of the United Nations considers a bicycle to be a vehicle, and a person controlling a bicycle (whether actually riding or not) is considered an ... codes of many countries reflect these definitions and demand that a bicycle satisfy certain legal requirements before it can be used on public roads ...

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Famous quotes containing the word bicycle:

    I well recall my horror when I heard for the first time, of a journalist who had laid in a pair of what were then called bicycle pants and taken to golf; it was as if I had encountered a studhorse with his hair done up in frizzes, and pink bowknots peeking out of them. It seemed, in some vague way, ignominious, and even a bit indelicate.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
    William Golding (b. 1911)