For many of us, riding a bike without training wheels is the first challenging physical activity we learn to master.
We all remember, right? A good start. The protective hand secured to the bicycle seat is released. And then – ZOOM! – the child is out and selling, and a life of adventure and freedom awaits aboard a succession of beloved two-wheeled means of transport. In the spirit of that first trip, let’s take a closer look at World Bicycle Day on June 3, shall we?
WORLD BIKE DAY TIMETABLE
April 12, 2018 – Seal of Approval
The United Nations officially designates June 3 as World Bicycle Day.
March 2016 – Sibilski appears in Scientists for Cycling
Sibilski speaks at the Cycling Scientists Colloquium in Taipei, Taiwan, and defends World Bicycle Day.
February 2016: World Bicycle Day gains momentum
Professor Sibilski publishes another blog post for the World Bank titled “Why is there no World Bike Day?” The moment begins to accumulate.
February 2015: the movement begins
Leszek Sibilski, professor of sociology and activist for cycling and physical education, writes a World Bank blog post titled “Cycling is Everyone’s Business.”
WORLD BICYCLE DAY ACTIVITIES
Plan a trip
No matter where you are in the world, we are sure that your city or town will look completely different once you start exploring it by bike. Many cities have dedicated bike lanes that allow you to drive at your own pace and comfort. And many cyclists love to get out of town to enjoy the panoramic views and excitement of rural cycling.
Recognize global celebration.
Dr. Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General of the European Federation of Cyclists, says of the United Nations declaration of June 3 as World Bicycle Day: “Cycling is a source of social, economic and environmental benefits, and is bringing people together. “
Spread the word
World Bicycle Day is fairly new, adopted by the UN General Assembly in April 2018. Let everyone know about this super cool celebration.