To foster the environmental stewardship and health through bikes, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day.
This day embraces everything related to cycling and emphasizes the importance of the responsibilities left on the shoulders of our stakeholders to advance the use of bicycles in all means, shape and form while fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect, and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace.
AusCycling is a tightly networked community of people who love all things two wheels and we aim to make cycling not just a sport, but a passion and way of life for every Australian, no matter where they are in their cycling journey.
However you’re celebrating the bicycle this World Bicycle Day, AusCycling wants to join you! Below are just of the many ways you can join us on the day!
The history of world bicycle day does not date back too far. It was only until 2017 when Professor Leszek Sibilski, a Polish social scientist in the United States, started a grassroots sports campaign in his sociology class to promote a UN Resolution for a dedicated bicycle day in the international calendar. As a result, he was backed by 56 other countries and eventually on June 2018, The United Nations General Assembly created a resolution and declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day.
According to the resolution recognizes this day as "the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport."
Through the years, there has been a stronger emphasis on using this day to advocate the health benefits of cycling especially to beat diseases like type 2 diabetes. Within this space, there have also been initiatives drawn to use cycling as a tool to break down societal issues and barriers, more so in the lower socio-economic regions.
|Name||Location & Date||Link|
|AusCycling Women and Girls Coach Specialization Course||Online – 20th June 2021||https://bit.ly/2RTXIYj|
|AusCycling Development Coaching Course - Webinar||Online – 28th & 29th August||https://bit.ly/2TqjhjC|
|Winter Education Courses||https://bit.ly/3wGBdov|
For more coaching courses and to learn more on how to start your coaching journey, click the link below.
AusCycling’s bike riding initiative and participation brand ‘Ride Nation’ is aimed to encourage families to ditch the screens and spend time riding bikes together as a family.
Ride Nation is the place where the cycling community comes to connect, learn, improve, and have fun! Wherever you are on your riding journey, Ride Nation is the marketplace for programs, activities, events, and adventures that suit your needs.
Ride Nation Community
To be part of the Ride Nation community, all you need to is click here to register yourself and surf for the closest cycling activities near you and stay engaged with your bikes.
Ride Nation Come and Try
Have never cycled before and keen on trying? Be it for kids or adults, we welcome all. Check out the nearest come and try sessions by clicking here.
Ride Nation School Holiday Program
If you’re keen on keeping your kids active during this school holiday, do not fret as we have got you covered. Click here to find the nearest school holiday program run near you.
Ride Nation School Club Webinar
This RN Club Webinar provides your club with the toolkit to conduct a Come and try event. Click here to sign up.
|June 4||Adelaide Track League||SA||Track||https://entryboss.cc/races/7633|
|June 5||Tasmania BMX State Series - Round 5||TAS||BMX||https://entryboss.cc/races/6440|
|June 5||WA XCO State Series - Round 5||WA||XCO||https://entryboss.cc/races/7625|
|June 5||Goldfields Cyclassic||WA||Road||https://entryboss.cc/calendar/egcc|
|June 5 - 6||CX National Series - Round 1 & 2||SA||CX||https://entryboss.cc/calendar/ac|
|June 6||WA BMX State Series - Round 6||WA||BMX||https://entryboss.cc/races/7542|
|June 6||AusCycling Elite Teams National E-Sport Series||NAT||E-Sport||https://bit.ly/3yQMZ1f|
|June 6||WA XCO State Series - Round 6||WA||XCO||https://entryboss.cc/races/7707|
|June 12||VIC CX State Series - Round 1||VIC||CX||https://entryboss.cc/races/7773|
Jade McPherson Coaching Clinic
|June 12||GC Junior Tour||QLD||Road||https://entryboss.cc/races/7637|
|June 12 - 14||SA BMX State Series - Round 5 & 6||SA||BMX||https://entryboss.cc/calendar/blbmx|
|June 13||VIC CX State Series - Round 2||VIC||CX||https://entryboss.cc/races/7770|
|June 13||ACT/NSW CX State Series - Round 3||NSW||CX||https://bit.ly/3yW8RbF|
For more events, click here.
If you’re at any of the event or on the bike on World Bicycle Day, share your stories in a picture or video by tagging us with @auscyclingaus.
And do not forget to use the hashtags #WorldBicycleDay and #LetsRideTogether.
Your stories and experiences will be re-shared by us throughout the day. Happy riding!
Keen on riding with a club and meeting new people on some fun and social ride? We have got you covered. AusCycling’s club finder helps you get information of cycling clubs near you and makes the experience of joining them seamlessly.
Click here to up your cycling game, master your skill and improve your fitness right away!
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