If your commute on Monday seems a little louder than usual, we have a good guess as to why (and no, it's not all that Pennsylvania construction). It might just be the roar of thousands of motorcyclists headed to work.
The third Monday of June is celebrated worldwide as Ride to Work Day, and this Monday, June 20 is the celebration's 25th anniversary. The day highlights the motorcycle community and also motorcycles as a fuel-efficient transportation alternative.
Believe it or not, it all started with just a T-shirt in Minnesota.
The shirt read "Work to Ride – Ride to Work," and it wasn't long before motorcyclists stepped back and thought, "That's not a bad idea." Several motorcycle community proposals later, the dream of one organized commute became a reality.
The first official Ride to Work Day was held on July 22, 1992. In more recent years, Ride to Work Day was moved up to the third Monday in June, allowing more motorcyclists worldwide to participate in ideal weather conditions. An estimated one million motorcyclists participate every year.
Thinking about riding to work on Monday, or just want to be prepared for the additional vehicles on the road? We're sharing motorcycle safety tips for Monday's commute for motorcyclists and motorists alike. The most important tip? Both parties should be respectful of each other, and remember to share the road.
Calling all motorcyclists! Edgar Snyder & Associates has partnered with Hal Deily, an advanced motorcycle safety instructor and President of the Greater Pittsburgh Motorcycle Safety Council, to create a community of motorcyclists committed to protecting themselves on the road: Snyder's Riders.
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