Monday 3 June

World Bicycle Day

In 2018 the UN declared 3 June as World Bicycle Day to celebrate the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean, sustainable and fun means of transportation.

Why celebrate the bicycle?

World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to celebrate the many forms of bike riding. For some, cycling is a profession, others ride to express themselves and many use a bike just to get around because it’s better than everything else.

Bikes are free to ride, brilliant for your physical and mental health, help the environment and are a stress-free way to get where you’re going.

Whether you’re a pro cyclist, ride to work, school the shops and cafes or head out for weekend pedals, we can all agree that the bike should be celebrated!

World Bicycle Day - Monday 3 June 2019

On Monday 3 June we hit the streets of Melbourne to celebrate the bicycle and the important role it plays in our everyday lives. Together we ride!

The celebration

Our social ride in Melbourne showed that every day is great for a bike ride – rain, hail or shine!

Our cyan peloton rolled through the streets of Melbourne on some of the city’s best bike lanes and trails. There was no dress code, no set speed and no specific type of bike. It’s all about making our voices heard and showing just how great it is to ride a bike.

Learn more about how a Bicycle Network membership can help us do more for people who ride.

Share on social

If you can’t join us in person you can join in online! Share your photos and stories from your ride to work, school or wherever using #WorldBicycleDay and tag Bicycle Network. World Bicycle Day is a day of celebration, so remember to share the joy of riding in your posts.

The history of the bicycle

Karl Drais Laufmaschine

What a wonderful history it is! 

The bicycle has been around for more than 200 years, can you believe it? 

From the early days of the “running machine” to “Australia’s cycling craze”, delve into a brief history of the bicycle.  

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