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    Press Release: For Immediate Publication
    Date: 6/17/04
    Subject: Ride To Work Day 2004

    MOTORCYCLES REV UP FOR ANNUAL RIDE-TO-WORK DAY

    Motorcyclist's 13th annual Ride to Work Day is Wednesday, July 21st. The worldwide event involves hundreds of thousands of individual commuting riders and scores of organized rider groups. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road.

    According to the Ride to Work nonprofit advocacy organization, "Ride to Work Day reveals that motorcyclists come from all walks of life, work in all occupations, and range in age from teenagers to grandparents." The American Motorcyclist Association and many other worldwide rider organizations actively encourage all motorcyclists to ride their cycles to work as a grassroots demonstration on the third Wednesday in July each year.

    "Riding to work on this day shows the positive value of motorcycling for transportation. Commuting motorcyclists everywhere are seeking employer recognition and appreciation of riding, and greater governmental and public acknowledgment of the advantages of transportation motorcycling. For many people, riding is a socially responsible form of personal mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits," stated Andy Goldfine, this year's event organizer.


    Many motorcycles are lightweight, efficient and consume less resources per mile than typical automobiles. A motorcycle’s size and nimbleness advantages over cars and light trucks also means that adding more of them to the daily transportation mix makes urban parking easier, reduces road congestion and improves traffic flow. Experience consistently shows that urban motorcyclists reach their destinations faster and are more alert upon arrival than those using automobiles.

    Each work day more than eighty million cars and light trucks commute on American roads, but only about 200,000 individuals regularly ride their cycles to work. In countries where mobility is an issue, like Japan, Germany, and England the benefits of motorcycling for transportation are widely appreciated. In the United States, a smaller percentage of the seven million currently registered cycles are used for daily transportation and commuting.



    The Ride to Work nonprofit advocacy program can be reached at:
    POB 1072, Proctor, Minnesota, 55810 USA.

    The Ride to Work Organization’s Mission:
    Ride to Work advocates and supports the use of motorcycles for transportation, and provides information about transportation riding to the public.

    Ride to Work Day Participating Countries include:
    Germany, Philippines, England, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador, United States, and many others.

    For more information about Ride to Work Day visit http://www.ridetowork.org or call 218.722.9806.
    Contact persons:
    - Christine Holt [email protected]
    - Andy Goldfine [email protected]

    Select any of these thumbnail photos, or the Ride to Work logo, for larger high resolution TIFF image file suitable for reproduction.
    Alternate formats: PDF Word Text

    Transportation Fact Sheet HTML PDF Word Text
    I am the old bloke on the black and yellow cbr1krr

  • #2
    Hell, I ride to work everyday anyhow. May as well do it on the 21st as well

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    • #3
      Hell, I ride to work everyday anyhow. May as well do it on the 21st as well  

      Me too

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      • #4
        Hmmmm......

        gota fit some roof racks to my helmet so i can carry my ladders. does anyone know where i can get panniers for a 600RR for my tools?

        I'm the noob you all pwn!

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        • #5
          I ride anyway too Problem is my contract ends before then :
          Meow.

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          • #6
            I also ride every day but maybe the Sunday Times can put it in their coming events to give it some publicity
            I am the old bloke on the black and yellow cbr1krr

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            • #7
              Hell, I ride to work everyday anyhow. May as well do it on the 21st as well  

              Me too
              Yup, every day is ride to work day.



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              • #8
                Hmmmm......

                gota fit some roof racks to my helmet so i can carry my ladders. does anyone know where i can get panniers for a 600RR for my tools?
                You need a support vehicle m8



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