The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day back in 2018, recognizing “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.”
Hard to argue with that!
Every year since, Zwifters have celebrated World Bicycle Day with fundraiser events, typically benefitting World Bicycle Relief and/or Qhubeka – two organizations who do an amazing job providing bikes that mobilize and empower people, helping them conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive.
We found three events for this year’s World Bicycle Day:
Thursday, June 3 – 11am GMT/7pm EDT/4am PDT
This 60-minute group ride takes place on Watopia’s Figure 8 route. Ride with Team Qhubeka Assos pro rider Harry Tanfield to raise awareness for the Qhubeka charity. By supporting them you’ll help children access education and support skills development and job creation in South Africa! (You’ll also unlock the Garmin kit!)
Thursday, June 3 – 4pm GMT/12pm EDT/9am PDT
The Movistar eTeam has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the top Zwift Racing League squads. Now they’re joining with the community to support World Bicycle Relief! Join them on a 60-minute ride through the Douce France route.
Pedal to Empower wants to raise €20,000 through different fundraising campaigns, providing students and health volunteers in underdeveloped countries a bicycle to empower them to lead more productive lives. You can fundraise easily using their online portal.
Thursday, June 3 – 6pm GMT/2pm EDT/11am PDT
Ride three laps of Watopia’s classic Hilly Route with a star-studden crew including ex-pro cyclist Mark Renshaw, pro cyclist Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, INDYCAR driver Tony Kanaan, and supporting riders from Team Qhuebeka Assos!
This one-hour group ride will be broadcast live on YouTube by MC Max Cluer. Watch the broadcast on YouTube