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20-09-2014, 18:15

Bike Festival Takes Place in Dushanbe

Avesta.Tj | 20.09.2014 |Bike festival has taken place here at Spartak stadium from Sept. 20 to 21, Cycle Racing Federation of Tajikistan said on Saturday.


The main objective of the event is to popularize cycle transportation in Tajikistan and to propagandize healthy and active lifestyle.


The bike festival is held under support of the Cycle Racing Federation of Tajikistan and the project participants also include UNDP/GEF "Support to Sustainable Transport Management in Dushanbe” and public organization "Little earth”.


The festival participants can visit the bike exhibition, cycle competition among children and adults as well the cultural-entertaining program.


The first human means of transport to use only two wheels in tandem was invented by the German Baron Karl von Drais. So-called dandy horse (also called as draisienne or laufmaschine ) is regarded as the modern bicycle's forerunner, Drais introduced it to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817 and in Paris in 1818.

 

The first mechanically-propelled, two-wheeled vehicle may have been built by Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a Scottish blacksmith, in 1839, although the claim is often disputed.


In the early 1860s, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement took bicycle design in a new direction by adding a mechanical crank drive with pedals on an enlarged front wheel (the velocipede). 





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