Ride That Two-Wheeler to Work

July, it would seem, belongs to riders.

Last week the new Harley-Davidson Museum opened in Milwaukee. And today is Ride to Work Day, which, according to the organizer's Web site, exists "to advocate and support the use of motorcycles and scooters for transportation, and to provide information about transportation riding to the public."

Every year since 1992, motorcyclists and others who own a motorized bike have been urged to ride to work on one particular day of the year.

Here are some fun facts about Ride to Work Day:

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This 17th annual commuting day is expected to triple the number of riders on the road.

Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day.

On Ride to Work Day, motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

Adding more motorcycles and scooters to everyone's daily commute could make urban parking easier.

Studies have also shown that across the same distances, motorcyclists reach their destinations faster than those using cars.

Many motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources per mile than automobiles.

Other countries that also mark Ride to Work Day include England, Germany, France, Israel, Turkey, Ecuador and the Philippines.

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