AMA supports national Ride To Work Day
June 09, 2014
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
American Motorcyclist Association is encouraging all motorcyclists to
participate in the 23rd Annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to
Work Day on June 16 to demonstrate that motorcycles are fun and affordable,
easy to maneuver in traffic and park, fuel efficient and better for the
environment than cars and trucks.
"Motorcyclists understand the practical benefits of riding, in addition to
the sheer joy of it," said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. "Ride
To Work Day provides motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to share their love
of riding with co-workers and others they meet during the course of the day.
And of course, riding a motorcycle is a socially conscious activity."
With an estimated participation of more than 1 million riders in 2013, the
event draws the attention of government officials, employers, media outlets and
other daily commuters.
Motorcyclists can also use the opportunity to highlight important issues, such
as distracted drivers, motorcycle-only checkpoints, health-insurance
discrimination, parking restrictions and the benefits of legal lane splitting.
Ride To Work Day, always the third Monday in June, is an effort by organizer
Andy Goldfine to draw attention to this beneficial form of transportation and
educate the general population about the positive impact of motorcycling.
Goldfine has often emphasized that motorcycles and scooters consume fewer
resources per mile than automobiles and take up less space in parking areas and
Ride to Work Day is a nonprofit organization. More information is available at www.ridetowork.org.