The most popular bicycle model—and most popular vehicle of any kind in the world—is the Chinese Flying Pigeon, with about 500 million produced.
A bus stop inside London (Heathrow) Airport, England.
Wooden draisine (around 1820), the first two-wheeler and as such the archetype of the bicycle
Two bicycles on the rack of the Los Angeles Metro bus
Michaux's son on a velocipede 1868
Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead Heritage Tramway and Woodside bus station
1886 Rover safety bicycle at the British Motor Museum. The first modern bicycle, it featured a rear-wheel-drive, chain-driven cycle with two similar-sized wheels. Dunlop's pneumatic tire was added to the bicycle in 1888.
Park and ride at Schofields railway station, Australia
John Boyd Dunlop on a bicycle c. 1915
Chicago's Jefferson Park Transit Center is an intermodal hub for bus and train commuters.
Cyclists' Touring Club sign on display at the National Museum of Scotland
A Parkiteer bicycle parking station at Sunshine railway station, Melbourne in Australia
Firefighter bicycle
Public bicycles at Euston train and bus station
A man riding an electric bicycle
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
A cyclist leaning in a turn
A recumbent bicycle
Balance bicycle for young children
Diagram of a bicycle
A Triumph with a step-through frame
A carbon fiber Trek Y-Foil from the late 1990s
A bicycle with shaft drive instead of a chain
A set of rear sprockets (also known as a cassette) and a derailleur
Hub gear
Bicycle grips made of leather. Anatomic shape distributes weight over palm area to prevent Cyclist's palsy (Ulnar syndrome)
A Selle San Marco saddle designed for women
Linear-pull brake, also known by the Shimano trademark: V-Brake, on rear wheel of a mountain bike
A front disc brake, mounted to the fork and hub
Touring bicycle equipped with front and rear racks, fenders (called mud-guards), water bottles in cages, four panniers and a handlebar bag
Puncture repair kit with tire levers, sandpaper to clean off an area of the inner tube around the puncture, a tube of rubber solution (vulcanizing fluid), round and oval patches, a metal grater and piece of chalk to make chalk powder (to dust over excess rubber solution). Kits often also include a wax crayon to mark the puncture location.
Urban cyclists in Copenhagen in Denmark at a traffic light
Men in Uganda using a bicycle to transport bananas
"Let go – but stand by"; Frances Willard learning to ride a bicycle.
Columbia Bicycles advertisement from 1886
A man uses a bicycle to carry goods in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Bicycles in Utrecht, Netherlands
A bicycle wheel remains chained in a bike rack after the rest of the bicycle has been stolen at east campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Women on bicycles on unpaved road, USA, late 19th century
A penny-farthing or ordinary bicycle photographed in the Škoda Auto museum in the Czech Republic
The Svea Velocipede by Fredrik Ljungström and Birger Ljungström, exhibited at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology
Bicycle in Plymouth, England at the start of the 20th century
Man with a bicycle in Glengarry County, Ontario between 1895 and 1910
The first bicycle
Drawing from an 1896 newspaper of The London Hansom Cycle

Mixed-mode commuting often centers on one type of rapid transit, such as regional rail, to which low-speed options (i.e. bus, tram, or bicycle) are appended at the beginning or end of the journey.

- Intermodal passenger transport

In cities where bicycles are not integrated into the public transportation system, commuters often use bicycles as elements of a mixed-mode commute, where the bike is used to travel to and from train stations or other forms of rapid transit.

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The most popular bicycle model—and most popular vehicle of any kind in the world—is the Chinese Flying Pigeon, with about 500 million produced.

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Ringstraße, Vienna, Austria, 2005

Bicycle commuting

Ringstraße, Vienna, Austria, 2005
Amsterdam commuting

Bicycle commuting is the use of a bicycle to travel from home to a place of work or study — in contrast to the use of a bicycle for sport, recreation or touring.

Mixed-mode commuting combines the use of a bicycle with public transportation for commuting.

1982 Hon Convertible folding bicycle

Folding bicycle

1982 Hon Convertible folding bicycle
30th Anniversary Special Edition Dahon folding bike
Italian Bersaglieri during World War I with folding bicycles strapped to their backs. 1917.
Overlaid photos of two KHS bicycles, one a F20 20" wheel folding bicycle and the other a Flite 100 700c wheel racing bike, showing similarities in the geometry and riding position.
An example of a full-size folding bike from Montague, with 700c wheels.
Dahon EEZZ, a vertical folding bike.
The Tern Verge X10 is an example of a half-fold bike.
1960s European folding bicycle, showing hinged frame and quick release handlebar stem allowing the bars to turn parallel to the frame when folded.
Honda Step Compo

A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage.

When folded, the bikes can be more easily carried into buildings, on public transportation (facilitating mixed-mode commuting and bicycle commuting), and more easily stored in compact living quarters or aboard a car, boat or plane.