World Motorcyclist Day (20/06)

The tradition of celebrating World Motorcycle Day appeared on July 22, 1992, when enthusiasts in several countries left their cars in garages and went to work on motorcycles and scooters. Initially, the day was called Ride to Work Day, which can be translated from English as “To work on a motorcycle”, and only later gradually turned into Motorcyclist Day.

In the mid-1990s, according to the results of a voluntary census, more than 5,000 people took part in the action. In 1997, the official website of the World Motorcyclist Day (ridetowork.org) was opened, which serves as the main platform where motorcycle enthusiasts communicate, exchange opinions and experience in operating "steel horses" and, of course, prepare for the annual action.

Until 2000, actions were organized informally: for this it was enough to mark the date on a special website and agree there with like-minded people. Later, the non-profit organization Ride To Work Inc. appeared, which provides legal and technical support to motorcyclists in the US and Europe. There are representative offices of this organization in Russia, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Israel, and the Philippines.



As the main goal of the action, its organizers name the need to declare the rights of motorcyclists without infringing on the rights of other road users. This is quite successful for bikers. In their favor, for example, the fact that motorcycles reduce the risk of traffic jams, do not require a lot of parking space and consume little fuel, which has a positive effect on the environment.