This article is about the history of the bicycle itself. For information about the history of riding bicycles, see history of cycling. 1886 Swift Safety Bicycle Vehicles for human transport that have two wheels and require balancing by the rider date back to the early 19th century. The first means […]

Aspect of history The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences. In 1769 the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation was built by […]

Bicycle predecessors Historians disagree about the invention of the bicycle, and many dates are challenged. It is most likely that no individual qualifies as the inventor and that the bicycle evolved through the efforts of many. Although Leonardo da Vinci was credited with having sketched a bicycle in 1492 in […]