Regardless of exactly date very early prototypical automobiles were first made, it's utterly irrelevant to the question of the transport commonly available to people. The bicycle was in mass use *long* before cars were ever produced commercially (and then, in small numbers to begin with, available only to the very rich). The bicycle continued to be more available to the masses for quite some time after.
The only twisting going on is in your comment, I'm sorry. :)