Ride To Work

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Ride To Work
Ride To Work Logo.png
Ride To Work logo
Formation 2000
Headquarters Proctor, Minnesota
Website www.ridetowork.org

Ride To Work is a Minnesota-based 501(c)(4) charitable organization devoted to increasing awareness of motorcycling as a transportation alternative, mainly through the annual Ride to Work Day. The organization was incorporated in 2000 by Andy Goldfine, the owner of Aerostich.

Ride to Work Day started in 1992[1] as an informal event, before the Ride To Work organization existed. Since 2008, Ride to Work Day has been held on the third Monday in June.[2] According to a 2006 statement to the National Transportation Safety Board by Goldfine, Ride to Work Day is the largest motorcycle event by number of participants,[3] with over one million American commuter participants annually in the early 2010s according to the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus and press sources.[4][5]

Ride to Work Day is also run in other countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Slovenia, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador, Argentina and the Philippines.[6] In the United Kingdom, the Motorcycle Industry Association runs the event alongside National Motorcycle Week.[7] A survey by Motor Cycle News released to coincide with National Ride to Work Day in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2010, revealed that 59% of motorists found Britain's roads stressful and that 21% of them would like to switch to two wheels.[8]

In Argentina, in the Southern Hemisphere, the same seasonal date was respected: the third Monday of the month that initiates summer, which turns out to be the third Monday in December.[9] This is key to have a real RTW day worldwide, due to the hemispheres seasonal differences.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natalie DiBlasio (June 20, 2011), "Expect more motorcycles on the road Monday", USA Today, ...the 20-year-old event... 
  2. ^ Ride To Work Day History, Ride To Work, retrieved 2010-07-21 
  3. ^ "Statement of Mr. Andy Goldfine" (PDF), Public Forum on Motorcycle Safety, National Transportation Safety Board, September 12–13, 2006 
  4. ^ "Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus Urges Riders to Participate in Ride to Work Day on June 21". Enhanced Online News. 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  5. ^ Ron Lieback (April 25, 2012), Ride to Work Day Projects 1 Million Riders, Ultimate Motorcycling, retrieved 20 May 2014 
  6. ^ "Ride That Two-Wheeler to Work". ABC News. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Campaigns: Ride to Work Day and National Motorcycle Week". Motorcycle Industry Association. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  8. ^ Williams, David (21 July 2010). "Biking to a stress-free life". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  9. ^ ARGENTINA: EN DICIEMBRE, AL TRABAJO EN MOTO [Argentina: In December, Motorcycle to Work], INFORMOTO, May 14, 2015 

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