NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY
National Motorcycle Ride Day on the second Saturday in October encourages all motorcyclists in the USA and the world to get out on their motorcycles for a united day of riding.
The month of October offers two significant reasons to ride. First, it’s the end of the riding season for a lot of motorcyclists. It is also the month that John B. Dunlop developed the first practical pneumatic tire in 1887. Without this development in tire technology, motorcycles would not perform as they do or be as enjoyable as they are today. That being said, the day also honors John B. Dunlop and his invention of the first practical pneumatic tire.
Use the day to escape on your motorcycle. Have some fun, relieve some stress, and really enjoy the thrills. Freedom is what riding a motorcycle offers.
The day focuses on riders of all motorcycle disciplines. No matter what type of motorcycle you own or what type of rider you are, enjoy the camaraderie that comes along with owning a motorcycle. If you own a motorcycle, you will understand.
National Motorcycle Ride Day also encourages motorcyclists to support the motorcycle industry. While enjoying some of the last beautiful days of riding, stop by your local motorcycle dealer, too. By supporting your local dealer and other businesses while enjoying your ride, you will help spur growth in your local economy.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMotorcycleRideDay
Go for a ride with a friend and enjoy the fall weather. Be sure to share the enjoyment of riding while the season lasts. While you are out on your ride or at your local dealer take a picture.
- Relive the thrill of this year’s rides.
- Plan trips for next year.
- While connecting with other riders, find out about their favorite places to ride.
- Join a riding organization.
Give a shout out to your favorite businesses and post on social media using #NationalMotorcycleRideDay and @nationalmotorcyclerideday
NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE DAY HISTORY
Chad Geer of Dunlop Tire N.A. founded National Motorcycle Ride Day 2015 to celebrate the riding in the fall weather and the invention of the pneumatic tire.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared the day to be celebrated annually on the second Saturday in October, annually.
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Motorcycle Ride FAQ
Q. Are motorcycle laws universal across the United States?
A. No. For example, some states require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets while others require helmet usage based on age. Some states have no laws regarding helmets.
Q. Does any state allow lane splitting?
A. Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist rides between vehicles. It is usually done when there is traffic congestion. However, it is considered dangerous. California is the only state to legalize the practice.
Q. Do any states limit the age of the motorcycle driver?
A. Currently, laws may restrict the age of the driver by requiring the driver to be a minimum age. There are no maximum age limitations. However, most motorcyclists recognize the physical and mental requirements necessary to ride and stop riding when they are no longer able to safely operate a motorcycle.
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