This year more riders are finding cycles and scooters to be an economical, efficient and fun way to commute. The 21st annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest ever according to Ride to Work, the nonprofit organization that coordinates this annual event.
In the United States, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting—and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On Ride to Work Day, the practical side of riding becomes more visible, as a large portion of America’s eight million registered cycles and scooters are ridden to work.
Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier and help traffic flow better. Studies have shown that across equal distances commuting motorcyclists reach their destinations in less time than those using automobiles, consume fewer resources per mile and take up less space on roads.
Motorcycle and scooter riders seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation, along with more public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.
Visit the Ride to Work Day website (www.ridetowork.org) for forum areas, merchandise, Ride to Work Day information and free promotional support materials.