Ride To Work Day program goes

The third-Wednesday-in-July annual Ride To Work Day is now worldwide. Dozens of countries from Turkey to England to the Philippines have formally recognized Ride To Work Day on the same day.
This year’s 12th annual event is Wednesday, July 16. (It is always on the third Wednesday in July.) Ride To Work Day is a unique, positive demonstration of motorcycling’s potential. Motorcycle commuting helps relieve urban congestion, creates additional parking spaces, saves energy and benefits participants and society in many other ways.
Backers of the program say nothing puts motorcycling into the fabric of everyday life like Ride To Work Day.
In the United States there are about 90 million daily commuters using private vehicles and only 135,000 of these are using motorcycles. Yet there are 7 million motorcycles in the USA. If only one million of them — one of seven — are ridden on Ride To Work Day, everyone in traffic will see around 10 times as many bikes as on any other day.
This would change public awareness about riding and demonstrate the positive values of motorcycling.
A new Ride To Work Web site is open at www.ridetowork.org. The site has been redesigned to make it easier to use.
New wallet sized ‘pass-along’ cards help riders provide information about Ride To Work Day. The card usefully lists reasons for riding to work, and presents the mission of the Ride To Work program: “To support the use of motorcycles for transportation and to provide information about transportation riding to the public.” Each card also includes contact information for additional Ride To Work materials.
Cards are available from the Ride To Work Web site as .pdf files that can be printed anywhere. All motorcycle related businesses are encouraged to provide these cards along with their products and services.
Ride To Work Day public service ads, posters and graphics are all available as digital image files at www.ridetowork.org/ads/.
To receive 2003 RTW artwork by mail, contact propaganda@rtw.org or call 218/ 722-9806.
For more information, contact Andy Goldfine at Ride To Work, Inc., by email at agoldfine_rtw@ridetowork.org or phone (218) 722-9806.

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