Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day is June 17th in Austin
June 17, 2013, has been designated Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day across Texas. According to ridetowork.org and cyclefish.com, those who choose to ride their motorcycles or scooters to and from their jobs on this date will be demonstrating the following:
- Motorcyclists come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of careers.
- More people ride motorcycles than politicians and the general public are aware of.
- Riding motorcycles to and from work can greatly reduce parking and traffic congestion.
- Motorcycles carry a social aspect that benefits all riders.
- Motorcycle riding is not just for recreational enjoyment; motorcycles can provide basic transportation — saving money on fuel in the process.
Motorcycle magazine editor Fred Rau was inspired in 1992 to draft an editorial in which he called for a national ride to work day. The magazine was then called Road Rider but today is titled Motorcycle Consumer News. The idea for the first ride to work day came from promotional materials such as T-shirts made by Aerostich Rider Wear. The T-shirts’ message was “Work to Ride, Ride to Work.”
July 22, 1992, was the first ever Ride to Work Day. The event experienced continued growth until, in the year 2000, Ride to Work, a non-profit group, was formed. Their purpose was to organize and promote the event. In 2008, the annual date for the event was changed to the third Monday in June. Today, motorcyclists participate in the event worldwide.
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