Paying tribute to the bicycle and the many societal benefits it brings us.
This World Bicycle day we want to encourage all our members, followers, and supporters to just go outside and ride your bike. Whether it be commuting to work, dropping your kids off at school, or sneaking out for that lunch ride. IMBA Europe will be setting aside our lunch hour today to ride our mountain bikes. Turn off the phone, forget about work for a moment, and just immerse ourselves in our favourite pastime.
It was only in 2018 that the UN declared June 3rd to be ‘World Bicycle Day’. A day in which people around the world can pay tribute to the bicycle and the many societal benefits it brings to us all. The bike is perhaps one of the most valuable tools in modern day society. A means of transportation to gain access to education and vocation; a means to decarbonise our transportation systems; a means to empower communities; a means of expression. The power of the bicycle is unlimited in its capacity to improve our physical and mental well-being, combat climate change, benefit the economy, change the way in which we move around cities.
Let’s all enjoy riding our bikes on June 3rd! You can share your World Bicycle Day ride with us by tagging @imba_europe on social media and hash tagging #WorldBicycleDay.
We look forward to seeing all of you out there enjoying your bike!
Happy World Bicycle Day!
What’s happening in our community for #WorldBicycleDay?
The #Sauberwald initiative starts on the UN World Bicycle Day. “We prefer to bike in magical forests. So that it stays that way, we start the MTB spring cleaning”.
For our German members throughout this week June 3rd- 6th you can join the #Sauberwald campaign to maintain and clean up your local trails. We know you’ve all been busy over the month of May participating in our Take Care of Your Trails campaign, but #Sauberwald is an opportunity for those who perhaps couldn’t take part, to do something for their local trails. Let’s ensure that our trails are in good condition before the summer months start!
You can find out more about this initiative over at the Mountain bike tourism forum website.