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Monday is International Motorcycle and Scooter Annual Ride To Work Day

| 16 June 2017 6:14 pm

International Motorcycle and Scooter Annual Ride To Work Day

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association
PICKERINGTON, OH, JUNE 16, 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe American Motorcyclist Association encourages all motorcyclists and scooter riders to ride to work on Monday, June 19, the 26th annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day.

The event demonstrates the practical benefits of motorcycles.

“Motorcyclists already know how much fun it is to ride and how easy motorcycles and scooters are to maneuver in traffic and to park,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. “Ride To Work Day helps call attention to our way of life and gives us a chance to share our enthusiasm with nonriders.”

The event also provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to highlight important issues, such as distracted drivers, unsafe fuels, motorcyclist profiling and motorcycle-only checkpoints, parking restrictions, and the benefits of legal lane splitting.

“Commuting to work, especially on a designated day of rider unity, highlights the positive aspects of motorcycling and the motorcycle lifestyle,” Dingman said.

Event organizers estimate that more than 1 million moto-commuters participate in Ride To Work Day each year, shortening commute times, reducing road congestion, and consuming less fuel than a commute by car.

A 2011 study in Brussels by Transport & Mobility Leuven concluded that if 10 percent of cars on the roads of Belgium were replaced with motorcycles, exhaust emissions would fall 6 percent and traffic congestion would be reduced by 40 percent.

The event is always held on the third Monday in June. Ride To Work Day is a nonprofit organization. More information is available at www.ridetowork.org.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit, member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling-rights and event-sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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