World Day of the rider

The tradition of celebrating the World Day of motorcyclists appeared July 22 in 1992, when the multi-country enthusiasts, leaving the car in the garage, went to work on motorcycles and scooters. Originally, the day was called — Ride to Work Day, which can be translated to English as "To work on a motorcycle," and only later gradually developed into the World Day of the rider.

In the mid-90s took part in the action, the results of a voluntary census, more than 5,000 people. In 1997 he opened the official website of the World Day of the rider ridetowork.org, which serves as the main platform on which lovers of motorcycles communicate, share ideas and experiences operation "steel horses" and, of course, preparing for the annual event.

Prior to 2000, the shares were held quite informally: it was enough to set the date for the special site and negotiate the same with like-minded people. Later, there was a non-profit organization Ride To Work Inc., Which provides legal and technical support for motorcyclists in the United States and Europe. Mission of the organization is in Russia, as it operates in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Israel, the Philippines.

As the main purpose of the action, the organizers called the need to acknowledge the rights of motorcyclists, not prejudice to the rights of other road users. It is quite successful at bikers work. In their favor is, for example, the fact that motorcycles reduce the risk of traffic jams, do not require a lot of space for parking and consume little fuel, and it has a positive impact on the environment.