Ride To Work Day is Almost Here! Alright fellow motorcycle enthusiasts, June is almost here (holy crap!) and one of the best parts about June is that “Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Day” is going to be here on June 20.
So that means put up the leathers, get on the suit and tie, and cruise on in … and parking will even be easier. Now, this has been going on for a few years now (since 1992!), and every rider, from scooters to hogs is encouraged to ride in to work on their trusty steed, but what a great way to impact our presence to others.
As with years past, the whole idea is to remind folks of five basic things:
- The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
- That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
- That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities.
- That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
- That motorcycling is a social good.
Simple as that. We’re all out here and 99% of us are the “good guys”. More importantly, we all have a role to play in society and while we may have fun, we’re also just like that guy in the Honda. Well… maybe not just like him.
So I’ve told you guys this so that you can get organized and make it an even bigger day by bringing that into the previous weekend – get some rides together, maybe a charity run, something; to accentuate the ideas that RYMTW is bringing up.
Need an idea? I actually just heard this one from a longtime friend of mine on the West Coast – do a run and a cookout at the nursing home. Sound insane? Not at all! For some reason (the folks can’t hear?), the old folks at the nursing home loved it. A local group got together and did a cookout for the families and friends of the patients at the home and then had a little bike show. Had the VFW there, the Boy Scouts, even a couple of local churches chipped in and helped feed the crowd.
Who wins in that deal? Everybody!
So quit sniffing fumes and start thinking how you can impact your community right now and leverage that into a neat, low cost event that helps right there where you live and at the same time, gives you a great excuse to … well … party in a positive light.
Now, getting back to the original idea before I had you out barbecuing at the old folks home, you can find out more about Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day at www.ridetowork.org – they’ve been doing it for a while and they have some great stuff that I know you’ll like to see and do.
Keep the shiny side up!