Why Don't You Ride Your Bike to Work?

Once again Ride-to-Work Day is upon us. Wednesday, July 19, is the motorcycle equivalent of a "critical mass" demonstration to raise awareness among the general public and lawmakers that there are a lot of us out there and that motorcycles have advantages such as taking up less parking space, taking up less space in traffic lanes during rush hour, and using less fuel. It's been estimated that only about one tenth of one percent of all motorcyclists use their bikes to commute to work and only about five percent ride all year. Although high-profile events such as Daytona and Sturgis give some idea of how many people ride motorcycles, by riding into the company parking lot on two wheels, we can show coworkers that motorcyclists come from all walks of life. So the question is, what's keeping you from riding your bike to work? Is it an unsolvable problem, or is it something you can work around?

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George Obradovich
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