Ride To Work Day 2005

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Press Release: Please Forward To Media For Release On 7/20/2005
Date: 7/19/2005
Subject: Ride To Work Day 2005

Ride To Work Day 2005

Today, hundreds of thousands of motorcycles and scooters will descend on workplaces across the country as part of Ride to Work Day, a popular annual commuting event for riders. Ride to Work Day has grown to include hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists worldwide who believe that riding to work en mass on single, focused day will demonstrate the positive social, environmental and economic impact of motorcycles and scooters. The event is promoted by many motorcycling groups and organizations, led by Ride-To-Work, a non-profit advocacy effort.

Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road and save tens of thousands of gallons of gasoline. Riders say adding more motorcycles and scooters to the daily commute helps make urban parking easier and traffic flow better. “For many people, riding is a socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits,” stated Andy Goldfine, the organizer.

Ride to Work Day, a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, can be reached at:
POB 1072, Proctor, Minnesota, 55810 USA
http://www.ridetowork.org
218 722 9806
Ride to Work Day Mission Statement:
To advocate and support the use of motorcycles for transportation, and to provide information about transportation riding to the public.
Participating Ride to Work Day Countries:
Germany, Philippines, England, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador, United States, and many others.
http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=3
Sample issues of 'The Daily Rider':
http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=4
A brief history of Ride to Work Day:
http://www.ridetowork.org/docs/2004history.html
A transportation motorcycling and scootering fact sheet:
http://www.ridetowork.org/docs/2005trans_facts.html
Motorcycle and scooter commuting ads, illustrations, and RTW Day artwork:
http://www.ridetowork.org/pages.php?pageid=8

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