The United Nations recently designated June 3, 2018, as the inaugural World Bicycle Day. The first-ever celebration will include a wonderful assortment of special events–including all types of bike rides–all around the world. One extraordinary gathering of international leaders will convene at United Nations headquarters in New York City.
More than 800 million people around the world will ride a bicycle this year. They’ll participate in an efficient, healthy, sustainable and fun activity that provides reliable transportation, beneficial recreation and crucial access to food, education, work, health care, and other essential services. The bicycle has served the global community for more than 200 years. Today, the bicycle is more important as a mobility tool than ever.
At PeopleForBikes, we are excited about this new annual designation and the new global opportunity to celebrate and story-tell about the countless ways that bicycling benefits individuals, families, communities and the planet.
Please join us and the world bicycling community in promoting and celebrating World Bicycle Day. Read more and share your celebration at #June3WorldBicycleDay. Thanks to the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the UN, Montgomery College (MD) sociology professor Leszek Sibilski and the international group of PeopleForBikes partners for leading the effort to establish this promising annual event.