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 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 at LSD intentionally. After three days he absorbed a small amount of the 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 the date for the 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
How to Celebrate the day
Celebrating 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 traveling and share those pictures with others on social media by using #BicycyleDay.
Thank you for reading the post. Celebrate every day with Happydays365.org and Happy Bicycle Day 2022.