I didn’t know that the United States once had a bike military unit until reading a post today about the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps in Adventure Journal. This unit was based in Fort Missoula, Montana, more than a hundred years ago, but better read the original article here.
Even more curious resulted to find that a country like Switzerland kept active a bike based military regiment until as recent as 2001, while the Sri Lankan army stills uses bicycles for some units.
Going back to the American unit, there is a page with many photos in the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.
Photo Credit: The image illustrating this article shows Italian soldiers during World War I. It’s in the public domain in the United States.