Bicycle Day is celebrated on April 19 of every year. Bicycle Day is a day to start wheeling out. But before that, you want to know something that what the day marks. The day actually marks the Albert Hofmann the Swiss scientist’s discovery of lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD in 1943. It is a perfect day to celebrate the two-wheeled modes of transport, beloved of the city and the country dwellers alike the world over.
“About 25 years ago, I took a bicycle across the United States. I soon found out that the greatest item of clothing was the trusty bandanna. There were dozens of uses for a bandanna – as a pot holder, a chain cleaner, a sun shield, a headband, a snot rag, a declaration of Kerouacian intent.” – Colum McCann
History of Bicycle Day
On April 19, 1943, Dr.Albert Hofmann had his first look in LSD intentionally. After three days he absorbed a small amount of drug either by ingesting it or through his fingertips. On Bicycle Day, he took 250g of LSD intentionally, and he made himself ill after he cycled home from his laboratory. During his ride, he observed some kinds of effects of LSD, making that day as the date for first ever acid trip. Then he wrote about his experience and experiment on April 22 in his book LSD: My Problem Child.
Other Celebrations on April 19
April 19 is also celebrated as
- Poetry And The Creative Mind Day
- National Hanging Out Day
- National Garlic Day
- National Rice Ball Day
- National High Five Day
How to Celebrate the Bicycle Day
Celebrating the Bicycle Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. Celebrate the day by riding the bicycle for long distance with your friends, family members, and even co-workers. Don’t forget to take photos while travelling and share those pictures with others in social media’s by using #BicycyleDay.