We celebrate your bicycle today—it doesn’t matter what you ride, how you ride it and where you ride it. Happy World Bicycle Day!
Here at First Bike Ride, we don’t judge your bike. Every bicycle, including its owner, is awesome. At the end of the day, we’re all on the road and we want everyone safe.
For four years now, the world has been celebrating World Bicycle Day. A bike is perhaps one of the greatest inventions that was made for transport. It’s practical, cheap, healthy, friendly to the environment and it’s a space saver.
The United Nations, the organization that declared World Bicycle Day every June 3, said this: “Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has also led many cities to rethink their transport systems.”
True enough, here in the Philippines, different cities including major ones like Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao gave focus to improving their respective bicycle infrastructure. While it’s still not perfect, we celebrate the initiative and we’re glad that the movement is starting.
First Bike Ride takes note that the bicycle always comes with the cyclist. While it’s important to have a well-maintained bicycle, it’s also a must to protect and care for the person who uses it. That’s why aside from interesting stories, we also feature stories of bike infrastructure such as bike lanes and secured parking, among others.
According to the World Health Organization, as highlighted by the UN, “safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity.”
Cycling is good for one’s health and mental wellbeing and more people biking encourages a healthy city.
In any case, ride your bike if you can ride your bike. Cycling is an ideal lifestyle.
Cheers to more people cycling! Happy World Bicycle Day!