June 3, 2020 will be a special day for a bike ride. It’s the third annual World Bicycle Day
Add your ride here: World Bicycle Day Mass Ride Form
See the results: World Bicycle Day Mass Ride Results
World Bicycle Day was declared by the United Nations in April 2018 and the first observation of the holiday was on June 3, 2018. The initiative to establish a day for cycling began in 2015 with the efforts of Professor Leszek Sibilski. Professor Sibilski is a former member of the Polish national cycling team. He combined his passion for cycling with an interest in social action and describes himself as “a cyclist who wanted to make a difference”. The UN holiday is now celebrated annually on June 3.
Objectives of World Bicycle Day
- 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.
- UN Resolution Declaring World Bicycle Day.
- Why Sustainable Mobility Matters Road safety and sustainable mobility for all are keystone issues.
- World Bicycle Day: Meet the man who made it happenAn interview with Professor Leszek Sibilski.
- Share The Road Programme – Annual Report 2018 Investing in People who Walk and Cycle.