World Bicycle Day🚴

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Dates of World Bicycle Day
2023 InternationalJun 3
International Sat, Jun 3Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalJun 3
International Fri, Jun 3Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalJun 3
International Thu, Jun 3Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalJun 3
International Wed, Jun 3Observances Holiday
2019 InternationalJun 3
International Mon, Jun 3Observances Holiday
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Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Bicycle Day.

 First observed in 2018, this day celebrates the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation that can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport.

For the poorest urban sector, who often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a form of transport while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Accordingly, improved active transport is not only healthy; it is also equitable and cost-effective.

  • The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation;
  • The bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport;
  • The synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment;
  • The bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.

Acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health, the General Assembly decided to declare 3 June World Bicycle Day.

It encouraged stakeholders to emphasize and advance the use of the bicycle as a means of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace.

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