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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By IBTimes IN

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MORE TOPICS: INDIA

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By IBTimes IN Special

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By IBTimes IN Special

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MORE TOPICS: PORTUGAL

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By IBTimes AU

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MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, NEW YORK

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By IBTimes AU

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MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID, HTC

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By IBTimes IN

Mahendra Singh Dhoni launched the first edition of Southeast Asia's largest bike festival the 'Bike Festival of India' (BFI) on 10 January in Mumbai. (Jan 16)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA

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Paul Walker's Death Effect: Christian Bale Banned from Riding a Motorcycle

By IBTimes AU

seems Chistian Bale's wife; Sibi Bale is deeply affected by Paul Walker's death. Apparently, post Paul Walker tragic car crash, Sibi has asked Christian to give up his love for high speed biking. (Jan 02)

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By IBTimes IN

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MORE TOPICS: INDIA, BOLLYWOOD

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

Pointe-Saint-Charles residents were shocked to notice their dear community mural in a vandalised condition. (Dec 05)

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