This year more riders are finding motorcycles and motor scooters to be an economical, efficient and fun way to commute. Because of this, the 19th annual worldwide Ride to Work Day is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event.
In the United States, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting, 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 large number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work.The motorcycling day originated in the USA and is now an international event. The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) is embracing this event throughout its affiliated federations to demonstrate support for road and street riding activities worldwide. Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles make parking easier and help traffic flow better. Studies have shown that across equal distances, commuting motorcyclists reach their destinations in less time than those using automobiles, and that motorcycles and scooters consume less resources per mile, and that they take up less space on roads to relieve traffic congestion.In addition, they use less fuel, cause less pollution and have little impact on the road and bridge infrastructure.Riders throughout the world will be riding their scooters and bikes to their workplace on this day to demonstrate that motorcycles are an important form of transportation as well as recreation. Fellow employees, politicians and the general public will be aware of the commuting motorcyclist.The FIM encourages street riders to participate in this event held worldwide on June 21 in 2010. Ride your motorcycle or scooter to work and show everyone the advantages and responsible use of resources by taking part in this activity.Additional information on this event can be found at: www.ridetowork.org
The FIM is again sponsoring a Photo Contest to encourage participation in the RTW Day event. Take some interesting photos of riders using their machines to ride to work this June 21st and enter them in the contest. For information on entering the Photo Contest see: www.fim-live.com