2014 Ride to Work Day

Today is “National Ride to Work Day” — a day to celebrate two things:

  • the approach of summer
  • the use of motorcycles as a viable alternative to cars and buses as a means to commute to work

Of course, it’s important to remember that motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to spot and avoid.  That’s why we’ve previously published blog articles on driving safely around motorcycles (https://safetyismygoal.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/share-the-road-with-motorcycles/).

If you’d like to learn more about ride to work day, consider this link —  http://www.ridetowork.org/

Recently, TransOptions (a non-profit organization specializing in helping commuters in Northwestern NJ) sponsored a ride your bicycle to work challenge which encouraged people to ditch their cars and cycle to work.  Some of this year’s statistics included:

  • 200 riders volunteered for the challenge
  • the riders logged 15,957 miles in over 1,877 individual trips
  • 6.79 tons of CO2 emissions were saved
  • 31,776 calories were burned 

To learn more about riding your bike to work, consider this link — http://www.transoptions.org/?p=bike-to-work