World Bicycle Day is celebrated on June 3 each year.
The U.N. General Assembly adopted world Bicycle Day in 2018. On this day, we celebrate bicycles’ utility and the joy of riding.
To commemorate reading this article, go for a nice bike ride.
World Bicycle Day FAQs
Here are frequently asked questions about World Bicycle Day.
How do I celebrate World Bicycle Day?
Explore your town on one of the many bike paths. You can check with the State Department of Natural Resources, and they can tell you where all the paths are.
Use the hashtag #worldbicycleday when posting pictures of your bicycle riding on social media.
Tell everyone about this new day to celebrate the bicycle. It is a new World Day, and the word needs to get out about its existence.
Set up a bike obstacle course on your driveway and plan an outdoor party. You can give prizes to the most successful riders. Encourage participants to bring food and drinks.
Get your bike tuned up. Your poor neglected bike has been sitting in the garage or the storage shed for too long; dust it off and tune it up.
Did you hear about the bicycle that went to the psychiatrist?
It had cycle logical problems.
I ran across a bicycle that couldn’t move. I said, what’s wrong?
The bicycle said I’m two tired.
My dad works for a company that makes bicycle wheels.
He is the spokesman.
I bought a new bike that plays music when you ride it; it’s a Gershwinn.
Did you hear about the cycling club that went down the same route twice?
Instagram Captions For Bicycles and Bicycling
My pants are caught in my chain.
I think my tire is flat.
Brains travel by bike.
Weekends are for Bike rides.
Wait, what gear am I in?
Keep calm and pedal on.
I live to ride.
Don’t take phone calls when you are on a bike.
I hope the rest of the trip is downhill.
Ride. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
There is beauty in silence and silence in beauty, and you can find both on a bicycle.
Mehmet Murat ildan
Bicycles are the most efficient vehicles on the planet, 50 times more efficient than cars, and twice as efficient as walking.
Riding a bicycle means you are physically strong.
M. Rehan Behleem
Who’s going to rob a bank on a bicycle?
See Bicycle Quotes and Captions page.
Who are the Greatest Female Bicyclists?
Fabiana Luperini – From Italy Fabiana is a top pro cyclist. She has won two silver medals in 1998 and 2001. More impressively, she won three consecutive gold medals from 1995 to 1997.
Jeannie Longo – French racer Longo was a bronze medalist in 1996 and a three-time silver in 1985, 1986, and 1992. She also was a three-time gold medalist between 1987 and 1989.
Joane Somarriba – A former Spanish cyclist, Joane won a gold medal in 2000. In the following three years, she won silver in 2001 and gold in 2002 and 2003.
Maria Canins – Italians seem drawn to the sport, and Maria is no exception. She won the gold medal in 1985 and 1986. She then proceeded to win a silver in the next three consecutive years.
Nicole Cook – From England, Cooke grabbed the gold medal in 2006 and 2007. She is one of the best female riders of all time and came back in 2008 to gain a bronze medal.
Who are the Greatest Male Bicyclists?
Eddy Merckx – A former Belgian professional road racer Eddy has famously been described as the greatest of all time. After winning 80 races as an amateur, he turned professional. He was nicknamed “The Cannonball,” winning three World Championships. He also won an unequaled eleven Grand Tours.
Jacques Anquetil – A former French road racing champion, Anquetil was the first rider to win the Tour de France five times. He was a master at riding time-trial stages and won the Bronze Medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Bernard Hinault – The French Cyclist is the only cyclist to have won all three Grand Tours at least twice. He finished either first or second in every Tour de France he entered in his career.
Mario Cipollini – Another Italian, Cipollini’s nickname was “Super Mario.” He has won a total of 191 championship victories during his career. He raced from 1989 until 2005.
Jan Ullrich – A German cycle racer, Ullrich won two Olympic medals, including a Gold at the 2000 Summer Games. He won the Tour de France in 1997 and the HEW Cyclassics in 1997 as well.
What are the Best Bicycle Races?
Milan to San Remo – Started in 1907, this one-day race is the longest on the pro circuit.
Giro d’Italia – Riding through the Dolomite and Alps mountains while battling snow, freezing rain, and fog.
Vuelta an Espana – It is a late-season race and the youngest of the Grand Tours. Better riders often skip it because it is late in the season.
Amgen Tour of California – Its timing often coincides with the Giro d’Italia, but still, it has grown into a good race. The course winds through the beautiful terrain of California.
The Dirty Kanza – This race takes place in the plains of Kansas in the United States. It is a difficult 200-kilometer race with riders facing heat, bugs, and a test of their willpower.
Tour de France – Founded in 1901, It is considered the most prestigious cycling race in the world. The winner has a right to brag, having survived the most challenging terrain and conditions.
Fun Facts About Bicycles
Famous feminist Susan B. Anthony said the bicycle had done more to emancipate women than any other invention. She called it her freedom machine.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on Mackinac Island in Michigan, yet there is a highway. It is the only highway in the United States that tolerates bicycles.
You can not be charged for speeding on a bicycle in England. You can be charged for cycling furiously for riding too fast.
The Japanese Army mainly used bicycles to invade Malaysia during World War II.
Two teenagers borrowed $100 and rode one bike to form the company UPS to deliver packages.
By placing two cardboard cut-outs of police officers next to a bike rack, thefts dropped 67% in one month.
Each year 12,000 to 15,000 bicycles are pulled out of the canals in Amsterdam.
The Race Across America is 700 miles longer than the Tour de France. Competitors race approximately 3,000 miles and rarely take a break.
The term bicycle was coined in France in the 1860s. It was used to describe a two-wheeled vehicle with a mechanical drive.
The reason roads are paved is because of bicycles. Cars could maneuver over rocks and potholes, but not bikes.
How to set your bicycle seat height video
Songs About Bicycles and Bicycling
The most famous song associated with bicycles is Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head. From the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the song shows scenes of the cast riding a bike. The song won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award.
Bicycle Built for Two or its actual title Daisy Bell is one of the most notable songs about cycling. Englishman Harry Dacre wrote Bicycle Built for Two in 1892. The song has had constant remakes and enjoyed enormous success.
There have been more than 50 songs written about bicycles and bicycling. Here is a selection of those songs:
It’s a Beautiful Day – The Beach Boys
The Kickstand Song – Darron Hanlon
Riding On My Bike – Sia
Handlebars – The Flobots
Bicycle Race – Queen
Poppin’ a Wheelie – The Aquabats
Tour de France étape 2 – Kraftwork
Biking – Frank Ocean
See That My Bike’s Kept Clean – Half Man Half Biscuit
Happy Cycling – Boards of Canada
Broken Bicycles – Tom Waits
Cycling is Fun – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Malua
The Bike Song – Mark Ronson and The Business
Death of an Old Bike – The Rosebuds
World Bicycle Day Days and Dates
Friday, June 3, 2022.
Saturday, June 3, 2023.
Monday, June 3, 2024.
By Tim Moodie
Tim Moodie’s Great, Great Grandfather was the fire chief of Montreal, Canada. He was riding a high-wheeler, a bike with a big front tire, and a small rear wheel. He fell from the bike, hit his head, and died. A true story, I’m afraid.
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