You probably already know how bicycles were used because they are so popular today. But here are some ways they were used when bicycles were first invented.
Bicycles were used for transportation. Bicycles were also used to get around faster and easier than walking. One more use of bicycles was for entertainment. Many people road them for pleasure.
There are some similarities and differences with how we use bicycles today compared to when they where first invented. We still have bicycles for transportation but not as much. We still use them for entertainment as well. One different use of bicycles today is for exercise.
You probably know a bunch of ways the first bicycles were different than now. One was some didnt have pedals. Another way that bicycles were different is some were designed differently. One bicycle was designed for the rider to lay down and pedal. Some had a really big wheel in the front, those where called big wheelers. The big wheel was there because they thought the big wheel would make the bicycle safer, but it just made them more dangerous.
You probably didnt know bicycles werent as safe back then as they are now. Some had a big wheel that made them hard to get on and easy to fall off. Those where one of the first bicycles. Some shook you hard, which caused the rider to fall off easily. These were called boneshakers. They shook you because the tires were made of wood. Some early bicycles did not have brakes.
A man named Freiher Vondrais invented the first bicycle. He invented it for going through the woods. The first bicycle was made with no pedals and the rider had to use his or her feet to move the bicycle.
I bet you all can guess that every one liked bicycles when they came out. People liked them because they gave them a new kind of transportation. They also used them for entertainment. They also liked bicycles because they could get around faster.