June 15th is Ride To Work Day for 2009, an event to help demonstrate that motorcycle riding is an efficient, economical form of personal transportation.
According to the Ride To Work Day homepage, this year marks the eighteenth annual worldwide event, which involves riders of all ages occupations, and from all walks of life.
“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.
Commuting on this day shows the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation. For hundreds of thousands of workers, motorcycles and scooters are an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits. Motorcycling and scootering clubs around the world encourage their members to ride to work on this annual day.
According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting on American roads, and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On Ride To Work Day, the practical side of riding becomes more visible as a larger number of Americas 8,000,000 cycles are ridden to work.
Source: Ride To Work Day