The worldwide “Ride To Work Day” is coming.  Get ready to ride your 2 wheeler to work on Monday, June 17th.  This is an important event to reinforce the importance of motorcycles. The Ride to Work organization is a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization advocating and supporting the use of motorcycles and scooters for transportation, as well as providing information about the everyday utility of motorcycle riding to the public. To celebrate Ride To Work Day we and Muc-Off are giving away motorcycle cleaning kits (see bottom of this post).

Informational material is available from the Ride To Work organization. Image credit: Ride To Work

Promoting motorcycling

By riding to work on “Ride To Work Day” you do several things to promote motorcycling in your community.

Riding your motorcycle or scooter to work on this day demonstrates:

  • 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.

The “Ride to Work” Day was inspired by motorcycle rider clothing manufacturer Aerostich’s marketing materials and it’s tagline “Work to Ride – Ride to Work”.   Then, in May 1992, motorcycle magazine editor Fred Rau wrote an editorial in Road Rider magazine calling for a national “Ride To Work” day.

Information on the Ride To Work organization. Image credit: Ride To Work

Non-profit organization

The first “Ride To Work Day” was held on July 22, 1992, on the third Wednesday in July.  It was an informal event and informally promoted by several companies.  By 2000, the event had grown very substantially.  So that year a non-profit organization was formed to help organize subsequent “Ride To Work” days.  In 2008, the “Ride To Work Day” date was changed to the third Monday in June to better accommodate riders worldwide.

Ride to Work is an all-volunteer effort and if you’d like to contribute to the day or organize an event, contact:

Ride To Work
1730 W. Superior Street
Duluth, MN  55806
Phone: (208)722-9806

So don’t forget, get on your bike and ride to work today!

Giveaway

We asked Muc-Off on Friday evening if they were able to spare us some products to do a giveaway to celebrate Ride To Work Day and despite it being the weekend they generously agreed and put together a product pack. We are able to giveaway three of these packs to inmates.

ADVrider Muc-Off Product Giveaway Pack (Photo: Muc-Off)

  1. Muc-Off Nano Tech Motorcycle Cleaner
  2. Muc-Off Expanding Pink Sponge
  3. Muc-Off Motorcycle Chain Cleaner
  4. Muc-Off Motorcycle Chain Brush
  5. Muc-off Motorcycle Chain Protectant
  6. Muc-off Dry Chain Lube

To enter just enter your details below. I will randomly select three inmates and send you a direct message through the forum to request your address details. Muc-off will ship the pack direct to the winners therefor the winners will need to provide a shipping address which will be passed on to Muc-Off.

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