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Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Urges Riders to Take Part in Ride to Work Day

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Location: Washington, DC

The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus urges all motorcyclists to safely and responsibly participate in Ride to Work Day on June 17.

The concept behind the annual Ride to Work Day is to make the general public aware of the number of Americans who use motorcycles and scooters as transportation options while highlighting the environmental and social benefits of motorcycles and scooters.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a caucus co-chairman, said: ""Ride to Work Day is a great opportunity for all riders to make a statement simply by doing what they love. Millions of Americans use motorcycles and scooters to commute to work, run errands and for all their daily transportation needs. If every rider gears up and uses two wheels instead of four on the second Monday in June, people will get a sense of just how important motorcycles and scooters are to keeping America moving."

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), also a caucus co-chairman said: "When motorcyclists choose to ride, they help everyone. Motorcycles are more fuel efficient, easier to park, reduce congestion and cause less wear and tear on infrastructure than other vehicles. Ride to Work Day presents an opportunity for motorcyclists to make the general public aware of these benefits."

Caucus member and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice Chairman John Duncan (R-Tenn.) said: "All road users need to be aware of motorcyclists and to keep an eye out for riders, particularly in warmer months. If all motorcyclists participate in Ride to Work Day it will serve as a good reminder to drivers of cars and trucks to take a second look. While riders need to take accountability for their own safety by riding responsibly, overall roadway safety is a responsibility shared by all road users whether they use vehicles with two, four or more wheels."

The CMC is comprised of members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who are committed to advancing motorcycling and improving the safety of motorcyclists. At the start of each Congress, all caucuses must be reestablished and recognized formally by the U.S. House. This is the fourth consecutive congressional session that the CMC has been organized.


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