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history of military bicycles in war

Bikes at War: Military Bicycles to Electric Bikes

Bicycles have been around for centuries, dating at least 200 years and possibly to as long ago as 1534 while electric bikes followed in the 1890s. Like many inventions, bicycles ended up being used during wartime, starting as early as the 1800s and continuing through both World Wars and other periods of conflict. Benefits of…

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darpa special forces electric bike

DARPA’s Electric Bike for US Special Forces

In its quest to defend the borders from those who wish to inflict harm, the U.S. military is always in search of new ways to increase its accuracy and effectiveness. Planning, teamwork and precision are examples of some of the elements that it takes to win an armed conflict, but having vehicles that are stealthy,…

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Penny Farthing Bicycle

Bicycle History: The Road to the Electric Bike

The bicycle to electric bike are such an integral part of our everyday — whether we’re riding them or just seeing them being ridden — that it’s pretty wild to think that they were invented just 200 years ago. That makes them newer than the White House and more recent than the state of Mississippi (and…

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E-Bike History: 4 Historical Echoes

The 1890’s want their electric bikes back! Electric bikes have grown in popularity over the last ten years for numerous reasons, but they are not a new concept. In fact, most of the electric bikes and electric bike motors that we see today on the market were actually a vision beginning in the 1800’s. The “8” in…

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