World Bike Day 2021: date, importance and how to celebrate it

World Bike Day 2021: Physical activity or exercise is important if you want to be fit and healthy. Regular physical activity can improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Cycling regularly is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Cycling is a healthy, low impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, scraped knees and scraped elbow after falling from our cycles are part of what makes childhood memories so nostalgic.

However, over time and as we grew, these cycles ended up rusting in backyards and buildings. Recognizing the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, World Bicycle Day is celebrated every year.

World Bike Day 2021: Date

World Bicycle Day is celebrated every year on June 3. This year, the day falls on Thursday. The day aims to develop a culture of cycling for basic transportation, commuting and boosting physical and mental health.

When was the first World Bike Day celebrated?

The first Bicycle Day was celebrated on June 3, 2018. Professor Leszek Sibilski, a Polish sociologist working in the United States, led a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a United Nations resolution for World Bicycle Day. The original blue and white UN #June3WorldBicycleDay logo was designed by Isaac Feld and the accompanying animation was produced by Professor John E. Swanson.

Cycling and sustainable development

World Bike Day draws attention to the longevity, uniqueness and versatility of the bicycle, and that it is an affordable, reliable, simple, clean and environmentally friendly form of sustainable transport. ‘environment.

According to un.org, “Bicycling contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, healthcare and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations.

A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while strengthening the fight against climate change is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

How is World Bicycle Day celebrated?

Usually on this day, people would join others for a bike ride around the city and organize other events involving bikes. But this year, due to the lockdown, there will be no large public gatherings like there have been in recent years.

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