World Bicycle Day today
Published: 11:26 AM, 3 June 2020
Photo: BD Cyclist
World Bicycle Day is being observed on Wednesday across the world. The day, which was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on April 2018, is celebrated every year on June 3.
The idea for the day is to motivate and inspire people towards having more tolerance, understanding and respect for one another. The other thing is that the bicycle signifies a more sustainable means of transport that is not only good for people but for the environment and the economy too.
The first World Bicycle Day was celebrated on June 3, 2018, by the United Nations. It involved all the UN diplomats, athletes, and advocates of the cycling community, who spoke at the inaugural event in New York.
However, there will not be any huge public gatherings this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, people would join others on a bicycle ride around town and hold other events that would involve bicycles. Since social distancing is going on, people can take go for rides on their own instead of taking their cars.