On the initiative of the distinguished President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, at 72th Council of the 82nd session of the UN General Assembly, there were adopted a Resolution about declaring 3rd of June as World Bicycle Day. This is a high assessment given by the world community to the leading place of Neutral Turkmenistan in interstate and international cooperation in this system, a stimulus to the growth of sport, and physical education and wellness movement, the growth of environmental culture in society.
Having established close cooperation with the United Nations International Bureau for Sport for Development and Peace, the UNESCO International Committee for Physical Education and Sport, the World Health Organization, and Turkmenistan, which has successfully continued it, in recent years has become a center for conducting sport competitions of world importance.
In our country, big attention is paid to the development of various kinds of sport, as well as the mass physical education and wellness movement. As a result, young people with great desire participate in large-scale competitions and events held in the country.
Separately, it should be noted that, at present in Turkmenistan, cycling has become a national movement. Confirmation of that is the fascination of people of different ages in the capital, velayat centers, cities, and etraps by bicycle riding.
Following the personal example of the national leader, in recent years, young people have shown great interest in cycling, as it is widely spread and is part of the Olympic sports.
3rd of June in our country is widely celebrated as World Bicycle Day. In Turkmenistan, it has become a peculiar tradition to hold various competitions in this direction, mass bike races.