Bicycles are nothing new, as clearly illustrated by Gena and Jean in this episode of the Genealogy Journeys podcasts, honoring National Bike Month. Learn the history of the bicycle, along with the names of various folks responsible for its evolution. Also hear about the use of bikes in war time, as well as times of recreation and necessity. Become acquainted with the latest bicycle use trends, as well. The photo is a depiction of the the Paris unveiling of the velocipede (or hobby horse, AKA draisienne) by Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun, 6 April 1818, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_during_the_Restoration.
Reference material for this podcast can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com/2017/05/genealogy-journeys-podcast-30-national.html