National Ride the Wind Day is a holiday that is celebrated on August 23rd every year. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate the power and beauty of wind and to encourage people to take advantage of the wind to engage in fun outdoor activities.
Ride The Wind Day commemorates the anniversary of the first flight that was powered by humans to be awarded the Kremer prize, which took place on August 23, 1977. On this flight, the Gossamer Condor 2 completed a figure-eight course at Minter Field in Shafter, California at 11 mph. It travelled 2,162 meters.
On National Ride the Wind Day, people are encouraged to participate in activities that utilize wind power, such as flying kites, sailing, windsurfing, and paragliding. Many people also choose to take advantage of the day to go for a bike ride or a hike in areas where the wind is particularly strong.
Whether you are an avid outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to spend the day, National Ride the Wind Day is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty and power of the wind.