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World Bicycle Day

Celebrate World Bicycle Day and get on your bike - enjoy the outdoors, burn some calories, and have fun discovering new places!
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Get set to celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3! This day is all about honoring the invention of the bicycle - a historic moment that happened over two centuries ago and revolutionized transportation as we know it. The versatility of this vehicle has also allowed people to explore their surroundings, enjoy nature, break down social barriers and foster communal relationships in numerous ways.

History of World Bicycle Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1817</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Bicycle</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first bicycle, also known as the "Running Machine" was invented by Karl Drais in Germany.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Bicycle Race</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world's first bicycle race was organized in Paris, marking a significant moment in the popularization of bicycles.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1903</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Tour de France</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Tour de France was held, becoming one of the most famous bicycle races in the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mountain Bikes Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>The development of durable mountain bikes led to a surge in recreational riding and off-road cycling during the 1970s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Bicycle Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day to recognize the bicycle's contributions towards health, sustainable transportation, and social harmony.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Bicycle Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a bike ride</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab your bike and go explore the world around you.  Whether it's a leisurely ride along the river or an intense one up a hill, getting out and riding your bike is always a great way to celebrate World Bicycle Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a themed ride</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family to honour World Bicycle Day with a themed ride. Pick a theme like ‘Wear Red’ or ‘Ride for Change’ and ask riders to dress in accordance with the theme or bring donations for charity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a bike museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities have bike museums that showcase bicycles from different eras and countries. Visiting them will help you appreciate the history of cycling. If there’s no museum in your city, you can find virtual tours online.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a bicycle rally</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bicycle rallies are organised across the world on World Bicycle Day as a way of celebrating this day. Look up rallies taking place near you, sign up, and join likeminded people in their efforts to promote cycling.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a local bike shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Local bike shops need volunteers all year round to help keep their workshops running. On World Bicycle Day consider volunteering at one – you could help assemble bikes, clean and repair them, or even teach people how to ride.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Bicycle Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bicycling is good for the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By choosing to ride a bicycle, you're reducing your carbon footprint and helping to preserve our planet. Bicycles don't require gasoline or emit pollutants, so they have much less of an impact on the environment than cars and other forms of transportation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's good exercise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Biking is one of the best ways to get exercise, as it works both your upper and lower body while also improving cardiovascular endurance. It's an easy way to stay physically active and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bicycling is great for exploring</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Riding a bike is a wonderful way to explore new places. Pedaling your way around town or through the countryside makes it easier to spot interesting sights that you might otherwise miss in a car. And since biking is so low cost compared to many other forms of transportation, you can save money while having a great adventure!</p></div></div>

Pedaling into 5 Shocking World Bicycle Facts

World Bicycle Day FAQs

When is World Bicycle Day?

World Bicycle Day is celebrated on June 3rd every year. In 2024, World Bicycle Day will occur on a Monday.

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