Biking, also called bicycling or Cycling, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists. or bicyclists. Apart from ordinary two-wheeled bicycles, cycling also includes riding unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and other similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions.

Cycling is an extremely efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances. Bicycles provide numerous benefits compared to motor vehicles, including exercise, an alternative to the use of fossil fuels, no air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion and likelihood of causing a fatality, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and access to both roads and paths. The advantages are at less financial cost to the user as well as society (negligible damage to roads, and less pavement required). Criticisms and disadvantages of cycling include reduced protection in crashes, particularly with motor vehicles, longer travel time (except in densely populated areas), vulnerability to weather conditions, difficulty in transporting passengers, and the skill and fitness required.

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Articles About Biking

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Pippa Middleton has finally agreed to do her first TV interview on NBC’s Today with Matt Lauer. The TV show anchor made the announcement on Wednesday morning, June 25, with Pippa Middleton in London where the interview will contain Pippa’s life thro... (Jun 26)

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By IBTimes AU

Missy Peregrym and Zachary Levi confirmed that they have gotten married on Twitter. The news comes as a surprise as just a few days ago the two had decided to meet for a coffee date. A tweet from the duo confirming the secret marriage also has a reference to that coffee date. (Jun 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, NEW JERSEY

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By IBTimes AU

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Rik Mayall Dies at 56; A Look Back at His Achievements as Actor, Writer and Comedian

By IBTimes AU

Considered to be the pioneer of alternative comedy, Rik Mayall died at the age of 56, reportedly taking a "sudden death" at his home in Barnes in south west London on Monday, June 9, 2014. (Jun 10)

MORE TOPICS: DISASTERS, LONDON

Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Spotted Smooching at Friend's Wedding in Prague

By IBTimes AU

Honeymoon is still in the air for newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! The couple was spotted smooching in the garden while attending the nuptials of their stylist friend Renelou Padora at Ploskovice Castle, Czech Republic. (Jun 03)

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TV personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West arrive at a fashion designer workshop in Paris
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Leave ‘4-Figure Tip' at Picnic During Irish Honeymoon

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West reportedly left a 4-figure tip in a picnic during their honeymoon in Ireland. (May 29)

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Paul Wesley: 'Vampire Diaries' Actor and Girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin Go on a Vacation in Paris

By IBTimes AU

With “The Originals” and “The Vampire Diaries” on a long hiatus, the stars of the CW TV series can enjoy their break before filming for the new season make them really busy. Actor Paul Wesley and Aussie girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin went to Paris, France... (May 26)

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Google Assists Cyclists by Adding Elevation Data to Maps Bike Routes

By IBTimes AU

Google is adding elevation data to its Maps program for bike routes. (May 20)

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Alec Baldwin with his wife Hilaria Thomas
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By IBTimes AU

Alec Baldwin was arrested for biking the wrong way and being disrespectful of authorities. (May 14)

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Derrick Rose
NBA Trade Rumors: Derrick Rose Trade is Option For The Bulls

By IBTimes AU

The Chicago Bulls are on the brink of losing their first-round series against the up-and-coming Washington Wizards. Down 3-1 in the series, the Bulls might need no less than a miracle to overcome the deficit. There could be no greater miracle than the return of star point guard Derrick Rose. (Apr 29)

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