On Monday, June 15, 2015, motorcyclists will celebrate Ride to Work Day by commuting on their bikes, scooters, and other two-wheeled vehicles. National Ride to Work Day was originally instituted in 1992, and has been celebrated by bikers every summer since, reinforcing the idea that bikes are an efficient and useful mode of transportation for both work and play.
There are many benefits to participating in Ride to Work Day, including:
- Easier parking. It’s much easier to park a bike than to find an empty space wide enough for a car. Some parking structures and surface lots even offer dedicated motorcycle and scooter parking to save wider spaces for large vehicles.
- Less fuel. Motorcycles and scooters consume far less gasoline per mile than cars and SUVs. On an average Ride to Work Day, the use of motorcycles instead of cars saves up to 60,000 gallons of fuel, meaning bikers can potentially save millions of gallons of fuel each year the more often they ride to work.
- Awareness. Many countries worldwide regularly use motorcycles and scooters for daily transportation, including Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Mexico. Joining the ranks of other highly-populated countries shows that bikes are an economical and enjoyable transportation option that leads to lower fuel consumption and less congestion on the roadways.
The best part of Ride to Work Day is that anyone can participate. If you’ve been looking for the perfect day to take the cover off of your bike, why not celebrate your love of the open road with bikers nationwide? Before you get on the highway, remember to give your motorcycle a quick spring tune-up to ensure everything is running smoothly.
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