中国一度被称为“自行车王国”（kingdom of the bicycle）是因为骑自行车的人数众多。1995年，中国的自行车产量高达4474万辆。然而，随着汽车行业（auto industry）的蓬勃发展，自行车市场需求急剧下降。到2000年，其产量降到2000万辆。当下人们倡导更健康的生活方式，自行车已再度回归人们的生活，重新成为人们重要的出行工具。然而，过去只需要100-200元的自行车如今售价很高，其功能当然更加齐全，也更为专业。如今，—些世界顶级汽车制造商所生产的自行车越来越受到人们的欢迎。
China?was once called the “kingdom of the bicycle”, because there were numerous people who rode bikes. In 1995, the production of bicycles in China was as high as 44.74 million. However, with the booming of the auto industry, the bicycle market met a dramatic decrease. When it came to 2000, the production had fallen to 20 million. At present, people advocate a healthier lifestyle and the bicycle has been back to people’s life, becoming people’s important travel tool once again. However, bicycles that only cost 100 to 200?yuan?in the past are sold at a very high price, and the functions are surly more complete and professional. Nowadays, the bicycles manufactured by world’s first-class automakers are becoming increasingly popular.?