Bike and scooter owners across the U.S. are encouraged to don their riding gear and use their machines as they commute to and from the workplace. To celebrate this effort, Monday, June 17, is the annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day.
The day is a chance for motorcyclists around the world to express their solidarity while also demonstrating the advantages of these two-wheeled machines. With the aim of showing how people from all different walks of life participate in motorcycling, as well as how riding the bikes can reduce congestion on the roads, the celebration is set to shed some positive light on the activity.
"Motorcyclists know that motorcycles are fun to ride as well as an economical way to transport yourself from one point to another, and Ride to Work Day is a great way for us to demonstrate that to other road users en masse," said Rob Dingman, AMA president. "AMA members ride responsibly and, with the summer riding season upon us, it's a good time exercise safe riding practices and to urge that other motorists be aware of motorcyclists on our roads and highways."
Motorsports fans who aren't able to participate in Ride to Work Day can still take part in a few similar activities, as the nonprofit organization that plans the day hosts several other events throughout the year.