Ground Report | New Delhi: United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as the international world bicycle day. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.”
Founding Of This Day
Professor Leszek Sibilski, a Polish social scientist working in the United States, led a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a UN Resolution for World Bicycle Day, eventually gaining the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries. Original UN Blue and White #June3WorldBicycleDay logo was designed by Isaac Feld and the accompanying animation was done by Professor John E. Swanson. At the bottom of the logo is the hashtag #June3WorldBicycleDay. The main message is to show that the bicycle belongs to and serves all of humanity.
Bicycle Day logo:
Bicycles as a means of transport are cheap and affordable for both the rich and the poor. The blue and white logo of World Bicycle Day, which depicts cyclists around the world with the hashtag #June3WorldBicycleDay was designed by Isaac Feld. Professor John E Swanson made the accompanying animation.
Bicycle Day 2021 celebration amid pandemic:
UN appeals to its shareholders and members to understand and generate awareness on the advantages of cycling. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bicycle Day won’t be celebrated with pomp and show and people and various organisations committed to promoting cycling will be organising different online events.
The bicycle itself is a tradition. All of us have fond memories of riding through our neighborhood as children on our favorite bicycles with their add-ons like bells and baskets. Growing up, cycling has been a rite of passage and its significance only increases with time. Whether it is a basic two-wheeler, a mountain bike, or one with training wheels, World Bicycle Day celebrates the exhilaration of cycling.
12.4% – the percentage of all Americans who cycle on a regular basis.
35 seats – the number of seats on the longest tandem bike ever.
67 feet – the length of the longest tandem bike ever built.
364,000 – The number of bicycles produced daily.
Cycling is a kind of aerobic activity that is heart, blood vessels, and lungs all get a workout. It will increase the overall fitness level by experiencing increased body temperature via cycling. Therefore, World Bicycle Day encourages that cycling is a great exercise, environment friendly, and enhances the fitness level and well-being.