Ride to Work Day 2010

Demonstration marks 19th year

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 16, 2010
Motorcycle owners around the world are encouraged to leave their cars in the garage and ride their bikes for Ride to Work Day, June 21.

Marking its 19th year, Ride to Work Day is aimed at highlighting the practical side of motorcycles and scooters. Event organizers cite the benefits of motorcycles over cars such as improved fuel economy, better traffic flow and more efficient use of parking space.

“Riding on this day showcases the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation. It 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,” says Andy Goldfine, Ride to Work Day organizer.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, approximately 200,000 out of the nation’s eight million motorcycles and scooters are used for daily commuting. By comparison, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily travel.

Ride to Work Day began in 1992 as a national grassroots demonstration. In 2000, a non-profit Ride to Work organization was formed to promote the event. Today, the event is recognized in different countries around the world