Thursday 3 June

World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day celebrates the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, sustainable, reliable, fun and affordable means of transportation.

Why celebrate the bicycle?

In 2018 the United Nations declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day. World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to pay tribute to the bicycle and the many benefits it brings to society. Riding a bike can be a profession, a form of entertainment, a tool to freedom, an outlet of expression or quite simply the best way of getting from A to B.

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

Whether you’re a pro cyclist, a regular rider to work, school or the shops, or just enjoy a social pedal on the weekend, we can all agree that the bike should be celebrated!

World Bicycle Day logo 2021

Get involved

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merckx

#JustRide

For many, 2020 has been a period of stress and isolation. Despite what is going on in the world and whatever becomes “the new normal”, you can always hop on your bicycle, celebrate the freedom of movement and ride on.

Let’s make sure no bike goes unridden on World Bicycle Day. Our aim is to get as many Australians as possible to sit in the saddle and spin the wheels. So please join in, it doesn’t matter how far you pedal – just ride.

While World Bicycle Day is a day to celebrate all things bike riding, you can get on your bike everyday to live a happier, healthier life. Check out some of our tips and resources below.

See you out there! 

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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 and its ability to help people get through pandemics and crises, delve into a brief history of the bicycle.

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