Sunday 11th May saw 50,000 kids in 240 towns and cities across Italy take to the streets on two wheels. This was the 9th annual Bimbimbici Day. Bimbimbici (approximate translation: ‘Kidz on Bikes’) is an annual event in Italy promoted by the Italian Friends of the Bicycle Association (FIAB) and aimed at kids under the age of 11.
For children the bicycle is more than just being a fun plaything. It represents an important aspect of a child’s autonomous development and civic formation. … FIAB has decided to promote Bimbimbici in order to press home the theme of the safety of the smallest on their daily routes, in particular on the school run. Only if streets are safe for everyone can children get around town safely under their own steam.
More information on bimbimbici.it [in Italian].