1817 Baron von Drais invents the Draisine (also known as a Hobby Horse
or Swift-Walker), an improved celerifere than can be steered with handlebars.
1839 Kirkpatrick MacMilan of Scotland adds cranks and treadmills
to the rear axle of a two-wheeled vehicle, but gains only local notoriety.
1858 Pedals are added to the front wheel of a two-wheeled machine,
creating a bone-jarring machine challed the velocipede or “boneshaker.”
1868 Velocipedes are manufactured in the United States and velocipede
riding becomes a popular fad.
1869 Solid rubber tires replace iron velocipede tires and the
term “bicycle” is first used.
1872 The Ariel, the first high-wheel Ordinary, is manufactured
1876 The Ordinary or high-wheeler is first displayed in America.
1877 First U.S.-made Ordinary manufactured.
1880 League of American Wheelmen is