Ride your motorcycle or scooter on this day to demonstrate the number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians, the diversity of those riding them, and that it can reduce traffic and parking congestion in big cities.
The inspiration of this one-day event comes from “Work to Ride – Ride to Work'” marketing materials created between 1989 and 1991 by the Aero Design and Manufacturing Company, a Minnesota based manufacturer of motorcycle riders clothing. Then, in 1992 these items inspired motorcycle magazine editor Fred Rau to write an editorial in Road Rider magazine (now titled Motorcycle Consumer News) calling for a national ride to work day. The event continued to grow as an informal grass roots demonstration every year until 2000. That year a non-profit organization, Ride to Work was formed to help organize and promote Ride to Work Day. The Ride To Work is held the third Monday In June to climatically better accommodate riders worldwide, and to give more riders the opportunity to participe