The World Bicycle Day was widely celebrated in Turkmenistan on June 3. In honor of this international holiday, a mass bike ride was held in the capital of Turkmenistan, led by the esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. It was also attended by Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of both houses of parliament, military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, the city administration, representatives of public organizations, the mass media, students and teachers of higher educational institutions.
On the way to them on bicycles donated by the Hero Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedoy, pupils of the Palace of Orphans joined them.
As reported in the information of the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, the column of cyclists drove from the monument “Bicycle” along Chandybil and Bitarap Turkmenistan avenues to the city center. Along the bike ride route, which stretches to the Ruhyyet Palace, performances of creative teams unfolded, which brought colorful flavor to the palette of the holiday.
Mass bike rides on the occasion of the World Bicycle Day were also held today in all regions of Turkmenistan.
In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly, at the initiative of Turkmenistan, adopted a historic Resolution declaring June 3 as World Bicycle Day. It was co-authored by 56 countries. And on March 15 this year, again at the initiative of the Turkmen state, at the 61st meeting of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Resolution “Integration of mass cycling into public transport systems to achieve sustainable development” was unanimously adopted.