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13th Annual Worldwide Ride To Work Day Wed 7/21

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 14, 2004
The 13th annual Ride to Work Day is Wednesday, July 21st. The worldwide event involves hundreds of thousands of individual communting riders and scores of organized rider groups. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road.

Saddle up boys and girls, it's time to show the world the advantages of two-wheeled transportation! - MO

Riding to work on this day shows the positive value of motorcycling for transportation. For many people, riding is a socially responsible form of personal mobility that saves energy, reduces congestion, adds parking spaces, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits.

Ride to Work Day also reveals that motorcyclists come from all walks of life, work in all occupations, and range in age from teenagers to grandparents. The American Motorcyclist Association and many other worldwide rider organizations actively encourage all motorcyclists to ride their cycles to work on the third Wednesday in July each year.

Each work day more than eighty million cars and light trucks commute on American roads. Adding more motorcycles to this transportation mix makes urban parking easier, reduces road congestion and improves traffic flow, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. Experience consistently shows that urban motorcyclists reach their destinations faster and are more alert upon arrival than those using automobiles. Many motorcyclists also consume less resources per mile than automobiles.

In countries where mobility is an issue, like Japan, Germany, and England, the benefits of motorcycling for transportation are widely appreciated. In the United States, a smaller percentage of the seven million currently registered cycles are being used for everyday transportation and commuting.

On each annual Ride to Work Day, motorcyclists worldwide seek:

- Employer recognition and appreciation fro transportation motorcycling

- Greater public and government acknowledgment of the advantages of motorcycling

For more information about Ride to Work Day visit http://www.ridetoworkday.org or call 218.722.9806

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