Cycle To Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on August 6th and has a very simple purpose: to encourage people to cycle to work for just one day. Why? Well, to show people that taking their bike to work can not only have a positive effect on a person’s mental and physical health but that it’s also good for the environment.

Study after study has shown that if Americans drove just 10% less than what they currently drive, it would have a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine if every American took a day off from driving. It would prevent billions of tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere.

The History Of Cycle To Work Day

Although a lot of people might suspect that this holiday has been around for quite a while, we don’t think many people know exactly how long it’s been celebrated. The concept of cycling to work began when the League of American Bicyclists suggest the concept of riding a bike for a day in 1956.

This holiday really didn’t take off very well in the United States, at least not initially. It did, however, take off when the United Kingdom borrowed the idea in 2011. It would be celebrated in Europe for a few years before the idea was picked back up in the United States. Since then it’s been a holiday that many Americans have chosen to celebrate each year.

Observing Cycle To Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is a holiday that anyone can observe, especially if they already own a bicycle. All they have to do is to keep their car in the garage and ride their bike back and forth to work. People can also encourage their friends and family members to do the same. People can also spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #CycleToWorkDay.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 6 Sunday
Next year (2024)
August 6 Tuesday
Last year (2022)
August 6 Saturday
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