On June 03 2018, Team Novo Nordisk helped the United Nations celebrate World Bicycle Day at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
On Sunday, the UN General Assembly celebrated the first official World Bicycle Day in New York City and Team Novo Nordisk partnered with the UN for the event.
World Bicycle Day recognized the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle; it’s simplicity, affordability, reliability, cleanliness and environmentally fit sustainability as a means of transportation. The event promoted environmental stewardship and health.
In addition to Team Novo Nordisk CEO and Co-Founder Phil Southerland, UN leaders and diplomats, cycle advocates, athletes, and other cycling organizations gave speeches.
Please see below for excerpts from Southerland’s speech honoring the event and the value of the bike: