About Bamboo Bikes
Bamboo bikes were first patented in England by the Bamboo Cycle Company and introduced to the general public on 26 April 1894.
A US patent was applied for in 1895, by August Oberg and Andrew Gustafson, and granted in 1896. However, with the development of tougher industrial metals, such as steel and aluminum, large-scale usage of bamboo to build bicycles never took off With the advent of the Green movement, bamboo is being used again. Today, bamboo bikes are starting to enter the market as low cost alternatives to relatively expensive and unsustainable aluminum/metal bikes.