World Bicycle Day 2023 is celebrated annually on June 3 to promote the use of bicycles for transportation, recreation and environmental conservation. The World Health Organization has stated that providing bicycles to the world’s poorest individuals and communities can prevent 1.5 million premature deaths and 5 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
On World Bicycle Day, the world celebrates the countless ways bicycles have improved our lives – from providing an affordable, healthy way to get around, to helping us conserve resources and protect our environment. So let’s keep riding into the future.
The day has been celebrated since 1988, when it was started by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). ILCP wanted to create a day to raise awareness about the importance of bicycles and the need for better cycling infrastructure around the world.
Today, World Bicycle Day is celebrated in over 80 countries around the world. Activities include bike rides, education events, and public art installations.