World Bicycle Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 3
Pedal power to the people. People have been riding bikes for hundreds of years. Bicyclists all over the world are taking to the roads and bike paths in urban and rural areas today, to celebrate and enjoy World Bicycle Day. Millions, make that billions, of people around the world ride bikes for healthy exercise, as a means of transportation, or both.
Bicycling is healthy and enjoyable. Depending upon how you participate, it is both a lifelong hobby and a sport. Cycling is a healthy activity. Aside from competitive racing, biking offers a moderate level of exercise that most healthy people can partake in. It is a low impact exercise, and is easy on your knees and other joints. Biking on a regular basis, helps you to live healthier and longer. Riding a bicycle is relaxing, and helps to reduce stress. It's a great feeling to be out in the country, breathing the fresh air, while taking in the sights on a bike along a pond, a lake or a wooded trail. Looking for a challenge? Try a hill or two. If you're in really good shape, the challenge of a mountain bike hike just might be calling to you.
Bicycles are an important means of transportation around the world. People in cities all over the U.S., find it quicker and easier to use a bike, maneuvering around endless traffic jams with ease. Riding your bike to school may not be as common as it once was, but many kids still do. Millions of citizens in less wealthy countries, often find bikes are the only affordable means of transportation.
Along your bike route, whether it is to work, school, or just recreational, you are choosing an environmentally friendly means of transportation. The only fuel you use is pedal power, which is a sustainable, "green" energy source.
It's easy and enjoyable to celebrate World Bicycle Day. Just hop on your bike and hit the open road. Rather, hit the open bike path! If you are just getting back on your bike for the first time in a while, I'm sure you'll agree with other returning bicyclists who say getting back on their bikes is "pure joy"!
Here are some other things you can do today:
Be safe and wear a helmet.
The History and Origin of World Bicycle Day:
World Bicycle Day was created in 2018 by the United Nations. They did so, to promote the use of bicycles for health benefits, and to recognize the importance of bikes as environmentally friendly means of transportation.
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