World Bicycle Day is an annual event observed on June 3 to promote the use of bicycle as a simple, affordable, clean, reliable and environment friendly transportation. Also spread the health benefits of cycling.
Observed on: June 3
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2018 (First Observation)
About World Bicycle Day
Bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environment friendly means of transportation. Cycling can also give many health benefits and also considers as a sport. So, for all sustainable development, bicycle can play a role. This day aims advanced use of bicycle as a means of sustainable development, education, promoting healthy life, mutual understanding and respect, etc.
By understanding the importance of bicycle and also its uniqueness, UN General Assembly decided to observe June 3 as World Bicycle Day. The first observation was made on 3 June 2018. Thus the observation of the day aims at encouraging people to use bicycle as mode of transport.
Activities and Programs on World Bicycle Day
Actions and programs on this day focuses on encouraging use of bicycle. Bicycle rides are conducted across the nations at national and local levels. Bicycle rallies are conducted to spread the message and advantages of cycling. Many diplomats, politicians, celebrities, athletes, sports persons, are participating at different events. Many from different organizations are joining their hands to observe this day.