You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘biker’ tag.

National Ride To Work Day for motorcyclists

This is prime riding weather here in the Northeast, which is why you don’t see much being written here at Biker Parties. We’re busy outside!

Among the many runs, multi-day activities, swap meets and other fun biker events during the Summer, there is one standout event that deserves becoming a long-standing tradition each year: The 17th Annual Ride To Work Day. Let me tell you about it, and see if you may also want to give it a try if you haven’t already.

The Ride to Work Day is on July 16th this year, being the third Wednesday in July annually. The Ride to Work Day is now internationally recognized by at least a dozen countries including America, but had its origins back in the late 80’s and very early 90’s right here in the USA, inspired by an idea from Aero Design and Manufacturing Co, then later more formally proposed in Road Rider Magazine in 1992.

What’s the idea? Ride to work and carry a passenger on the back while you’re at it, showing that riders come just as much from the average workforce as they do from anywhere else; so yes, a good percentage of riders do hold down daily jobs and have families too. What is also demonstrated is the importance motorcycles can have in offsetting travel time, gas pricing, and even some traffic and parking space if you think about it.

If you want to take a further look, www.ridetowork.org is the website of the 501 c4 nonprofit organization, organized by Andy Goldfine, Lynn Wisneski, and Christine Holt at present.

International Ride To Work Day

As for other countries, I’ve heard that in the UK, barbeques and charity events are being encouraged throughout an entire motorcycle-featured week, with the Ride To Work Day being the “star” event of the week. Consider giving it a try, and if you do, on the way home why not work up a barbecue or a meet at your favorite local spot for all the working riders you know who are joining in on it? Could turn into a fantastic end of the day, even if it is a workday.

For Biker Parties
My best to you,

HWD
Contributing Writer

It’s an early Winter here in the Northeastern U.S., and the bikes are safely stored away. Ice on the driveways, snow about to happen again, we’re calling it the end of riding season at our house. But that doesn’t mean the fun and parties end, not a chance.

If you take a look at a calendar like the Biker Parties Calendar, you’ll see that in various parts of America, the parties and runs continue into Winter, and the nice thing about them is that aside from the usual club Holiday parties, many are charitable runs and events, well worth the donated amount to join in on the fun.

Let it be stated for the record right now that American bikers aren’t as recognized as they deserve for their kind and generous hearts! How many times have I seen a benefit organized for a real worthy cause, done for no other reason than to help a specialized hospital research or some children very down on their luck and health? All throughout the year.

No time hits harder for those having physical, mental or spiritual misfortune than the Winter Holidays. It’s a welcome sight to see those charitable runs and parties, all of them.

So, enjoy all the beautiful festivities, make a party of Winter itself, and I know you’ll be setting a little time and energy aside like we all do for just that little bit of grassroots good you can bring on.

And thank you, every one of you, who participates on any level in the kind of charity events that don’t always receive the gratitude and attention that other, more traditional and corporate benefit functions may get. The people who matter most do appreciate you.

That’s all I have to say about this Holiday Season, other than:
Let it snow!

For Biker Parties
My best to you,

HWD
Contributing Writer