International “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” 2014

Vroom! Img credit: www.motorcyclistonline.com

Vroom! Img credit: www.motorcyclistonline.com

Monday, June 16th is International “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” and this event piqued the interest of several co-workers here at Answer Financial who ride motorcycles and scooters. According to CycleFish.com, the first “Ride to Work Day” was inspired by “Work to Ride – Ride to Work'” marketing materials created between 1989 and 1991 by the Aero Design and Manufacturing Company, a Minnesota based manufacturer of motorcycle riders clothing. Sounds cool so far…

In 1992 these items inspired motorcycle magazine editor Fred Rau to write an editorial calling for a national ride to work day. Ah, the power of printed word!

Here are a few reasons why so many motorcyclists are banding together for this event:

  • The ride raises awareness of the number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
  • Motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
  • Motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities. Here in Los Angeles, a city known for its heavy traffic, we embrace this one!
  • Motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation and it can even be seen as a social good.

Ride to Work Day is also run in other countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Slovenia, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador and the Philippines. 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.

Well, we’re sold on participating in the celebration! We will band together on Monday for the ride. Did you know Answer Financial offers motorcycle insurance for you and your sweet bike? If you’re curious to see if you can save money on your moto insurance, give us a call at 1-800-258-5101 or visit our website at www.answerfinancial.com. Oh, and for you car and truck drivers on Monday the 16th, please pay extra caution to your two-wheeled friends riding along! We wish everyone a safe Ride to Work Day 2014!

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