Ride to Work Today -- Or Else!

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
Or else what, you ask? Bad karma, that's what! You're a biker, you know the score: lowered fuel consumption, low-impact vehicles, ample parking. Today is official Ride to Work Day, and co-founder Fred Rau tells us how they got this party started.

The official press release:

Motorcycle and scooter riders’ 14th annual commuting day is Wednesday, July 20th. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road. Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day. On Ride to Work Day, motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

Adding more motorcycles and scooters to everyone’s daily commute makes urban parking easier and traffic flow better, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. Studies have also shown that across the same distances motorcyclists reach their destinations faster than those using automobiles. Many motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources per mile than automobiles. “Riding to work on this day is fun and shows the positive value of motorcycling. For many people, riding is a socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits,” stated Andy Goldfine, this year’s event organizer.

Ride to Work Day, a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, can be reached at:POB 1072, Proctor, Minnesota, 55810 USA http://www.ridetowork.org218 722 9806Ride to Work Day Mission Statement:To advocate and support the use of motorcycles for transportation, and to provide information about transportation riding to the public.Participating Ride to Work Day Countries:Germany, Philippines, England, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador, United States, and many others. http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=3Sample issues of 'The Daily Rider': http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=4A brief history of Ride to Work Day: http://www.ridetowork.org/docs/2004history.htmlA transportation motorcycling and scootering fact sheet: http://www.ridetowork.org/docs/2005trans_facts.htmlMotorcycle and scooter commuting ads, illustrations, and RTW Day artwork: http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=8Motorcycle and scooter commuting photos. http://www.ridetowork.org/docs/20050715_images.html

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