Kickbike

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Kickbike in Heligoland

A kickbike (bikeboard, footbike, pedicycle) is a type of kick scooter (also referred to as a push-scooter or scooter) and is a human-powered street vehicle with a handlebar, deck, and wheels propelled by a rider pushing off the ground.[1] The kickbike often has a large standard size bicycle front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel, which allows for a much faster ride.

History

A similar vehicle had been produced by Denis Johnson in 1819

The modern kickbike was developed in Helsinki in Finland in 1994.[2]

Technique

Kickbikes were invented high in the Swiss Alps to train sled dogs in the summer months when the snow would melt. That activity evolved into the fast growing international sport of Dryland Mushing.

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Use

Amish kick scooters

Amish communities also use kickbikes in preference to bicycles since bicycles involve gearing mechanics and can be seen as a source of vanity.[4]

Sport

Some former world champions include Jan Vlasek and Alpo Kuusisto.[5]

Gallery

Sport

See also

References

  1. ^ Crowder, Jordan (31 March 2019). "5 Reasons Why Kickbike Is The Best Low Impact Exercise". Medium.
  2. ^ McDougall, Christopher (28 April 2005). "The Power of One Foot Pushing". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Kickbike America - World's Best Adult Kick, Electric & Dog Scooters". Kickbike America.
  4. ^ https://amishamerica.com/amish-scooter/
  5. ^ "Czech team scoot entire 2013 Tour de France… Or should that be kick? + VIDEO". road.cc. 2 June 2013.

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