Celebrating World Bicycle Day: Why We Ride

Julia Marino
HolaTomorrow
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5 min readJun 3, 2021

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According to the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is all about “acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle… And that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.” Our reasons for cycling are as varied as the bikes we ride.

Julien // Hong Kong

What is your earliest memory of riding a bike?

It was when I said my first word. I was sitting on the child’s seat behind my mom in Montreal, and I said, “banane.” When I was older, my dad rigged a bike by taking the training wheels off and attaching a broomstick to the back so he and my mom could hold onto it. I must have been going fast because my mom let go of the stick. I remember pedaling while looking at my shadow. I think at first I freaked out and probably wobbled a bit, but then I was like, “I can do this. I’m free!”

What is it like to bike in your city?

Hong Kong is one of the least bikeable cities in the world. Drivers aren’t particularly crazy, but the streets are narrow, and there are no bike…

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Julia Marino
HolaTomorrow

Let's make the world better, one step, one breath, one bite at a time. life designer. food lover. nature explorer. seeing beauty in the imperfect.