Beginning in 2015, the second Saturday of October has been designated as National Motorcycle Ride Day. This year, on October 14, 2017, motorcyclists in the United States and around the world are urged to get out and to ride their bikes to mark this important day.
What Is National Motorcycle Ride Day?
National Motorcycle Ride Day is a day for riders in the United States, and around the world, to:
- Have fun. One of the purposes of the day is to celebrate motorcycling. Go for a long ride with friends, a short ride by yourself, or whatever kind of ride you enjoy most.
- Promote motorcycling. Another purpose of the day is to let others in on what we already know—that riding is more than just a mode of transportation. It is a significant part of riders’ lives.
- Build relationships. National Motorcycle Ride Day is about more than riding. It is also about strengthening relationships among different partners in the motorcycling community—riders, dealers, distributors, motorcycle manufacturers, and others.
Accordingly, motorcyclists are being encouraged to go out for a ride and to visit their local motorcycle dealers on October 14, 2017.
Why the Second Saturday of October?
National Motorcycle Ride Day is held on a Saturday so that as many people as possible can participate. The decision to schedule this day in October, however, is not because of the weather or by chance. Instead, it is held in October to honor John B. Dunlop, who created the first practical pneumatic tire in October 1887.
How Will You Celebrate the Day?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers are also riders. We are active in the motorcycle community and we are interested to hear how you are marking this day. Please share a photo or post of what you did on National Motorcycle Ride Day on our Facebook page. You can also use #nationalmotorcycleday to share your experience or thoughts with others marking this occasion throughout the country and the world.