The 20th annual Ride to Work Day is less than a month away and organizers say this year’s event will be the largest ever.
This year’s Ride to Work Day will take place June 20, with 13 countries around the world taking part.
Originally proposed by an editorial by Fred Rau in Road Rider magazine (now known as Motorcycle Consumer News), the Ride to Work Day campaign advocates the use of motorcycles and scooters as an everyday option for commuters.
According to the Ride to Work Day organization, Americans use over 80 million cars on the average daily commute but only about 200,000 motorcycles. But with an estimated 8 million motorcycles in the U.S., that accounts for only a small percentage of riders.
Ride to Work Day aims to demonstrate the benefits of two-wheeled transportation, including using up less resources per mile and taking up less space on roadways. The movement also seeks to improve support for motorcycling by employers, governments and the public.
Press release after the jump.
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