This Year’s Ride to Work Event to Be the Largest Ever
This is not the only benefit the two-wheeled vehicles bring to their users, as parking is easier and helps traffic flow better. Not to mention a smaller fuel consumption.
"Motorcycles and scooters consume less resources per mile than automobiles, and they take up less space in parking areas and on roads. Rider's seek employer support for this efficient form of transportation, and more government and public awareness about ridings many benefits," states Andy Goldfine, the program organizer.
According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over 80 million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting to work on American roads each day, sharing the streets with about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters.
Ride to Work Day, due to take place on June 15 this year, made the organizers to seriously think of a significant increase in the number of participants as more of America’s eight million motorcycles are put to use.
The first Ride to Work Day event took place on July 22, 1992. For several years various media sources promoted every third Wednesday in July as Ride to Work Day. Wednesday was the annual day until 2008, when it was changed to the Third Monday In June.
Reasons for changing to an earlier event date was to climatically better accommodate riders worldwide, and to give more riders an opportunity to participate. Many workplaces close for the summer holiday in July, especially in Europe, so June seemed a better period of time.