The 23rd Annual International Motorcycle & Scooter Ride to Work Day is June 16, 2014. Ride to Work Day was started in 1992 as a way to raise awareness of the benefits of motorcycling as an alternative mode of transportation. Since 2008 it has been held on the third Monday in June. According to www.ridetowork.org and the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus and other sources, over one million American commuters ride to work that day to publicize the social benefits of motorcycles.
Ride to Work Day is also run in many other countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Slovenia, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador and the Phillipines.
The purpose of the Day is to raise awareness among the public, government and employers of the positive value of using motorcycles and scooters as a regular form of transportation. There are many positive public benefits of riding.
– Reduces traffic and parking congestion
– Consumes far less resources per mile than most other automobiles
– Results in less pollution than commuting in a larger vehicle
– Is less destructive to road surfaces and bridges
– Allows commuters to get to work (and back home) faster
– Helps make people more alert and engaged
– Demonstrates motorcycling as a social good
You can join the United States Congress members of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus, as well as hundreds of other communities and organizations, along with millions of motorcyclists worldwide in support of Ride to Work Day. Visit the The Ride to Work website www.ridetowork.org for more information.