Get Out and Ride on Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 20

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is encouraging all motorcyclists to demonstrate the tangible benefits of commuting to work on a motorcycle or motorscooter on Monday, June 20, as part of the 20th annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day.

As always, the AMA urges all motorcyclists to be careful on the road, and reminds motorists everywhere to watch for motorcycles in traffic on this symbolic day, as well as year-round.

"Ride to Work Day is a great way to show that motorcycles are fun to ride as well as an economical way to transport yourself from one point to another," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "With so many more riders on the road at this time of year, it's also a good opportunity to extend a note of caution to riders and motorists alike to be aware of fellow road users.

"In most car-motorcycle crashes, the driver claims he or she never saw the motorcyclist," Dingman said. "By increasing awareness of motorcyclists on the road, crashes can be avoided, and lives can be saved."

This year marks the 20th annual Ride to Work Day, and it's expected to more than double the number of riders on the road in cities and counties throughout the country.

"Riding on this day showcases the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation," said Andy Goldfine, the event organizer and a former AMA board member. "It is an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits."

Motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts and rider organizations worldwide encourage their members to ride to work on this day, and the event has also been recognized by proclamation by more than 100 American cities, including Albany, N.Y.

The day has also been recognized on the floor of the U.S. House.

"Ride to Work Day is one of our best advertisements for the motorcycling lifestyle," said Imre Szauter, AMA government affairs manager. "With more riders on the road during rush hour, these benefits become even clearer. Motorcycles and scooters are a green and socially responsible form of transportation that reduce fuel consumption and wear and tear on roads, ease congestion, make parking easier and exponentially increase the fun of your commute."

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About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit