Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Annual Ride to Work Day

Even if you're not a regular motorcycle commuter, "git on yer bike!" next Monday the 21st for the 19th annual worldwide Ride to Work Day. This year's motorcycle and scooter commuting demonstration is expected to be triple the number of  riders on the road. According to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization: "Adding more commuting motorcycles and scooters makes urban parking easier and traffic flow better.  Studies have shown that across the same distances, riders reach their destinations faster than those using automobiles." Riding to work on this day also highlights the positive value of motorcycling.  For many people, riding is an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits.




According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting on American roads, and although Americans own roughly 8,000,000 motorcycles, only about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. If you're unsure how to handle the challenges of riding to work, read this old post for a start.




Ride to Work Day, a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, can be reached at:
POB 1072, Proctor, Minnesota, 55810 USA
http://www.ridetowork.org
218 722 9806
Christine Holt cholt@ridetowork.org
Andy Goldfine agoldfine@ridetowork.org

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