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Pedal power

Turning pedals moves the world. Efficient, clean, and cheap, pedal power in all its forms is solving modern problems with basic technology, and offers a health benefit to those cranking away. And it's difficult to beat the simple joy of riding a bike. For well over a hundred years, people have hoppe...
Dot Van Deest
Dot Van Deest • 2 years ago

Pedal power For well over a hundred years, people have hopped on bicycles for transportation, recreation, competition, and more. In many parts of the world, spinning pedals moves goods and generates electricity. While usually attached to two wheels, pedal power takes many forms, adapting to a wide range of needs. Globally, over 100 million bicycles are produced every year - over 60% of them in China - easily doubling world production of automobiles.