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June 15th Annual Ride To Work Day

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off on June 15th Annual Ride To Work Day 

Motorcycle and Scooter Day Turnout Expected to Increase
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This year’s eighteenth commuting demonstration event, to be held on Monday June 15th, is expected to double the number of riders on the road, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization.

According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used for daily commuting on American roads, and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On Ride To Work Day, the practical side of riding becomes more visible as a larger number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work.

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Moped, Scooter Riders Urged To Use Caution, Follow Laws

July 24, 2008 by · Comments Off on Moped, Scooter Riders Urged To Use Caution, Follow Laws 

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Hot weather and high gas prices are causing drivers to turn to more fuel-friendly modes of transportation, but police are warning motorists to be careful with their new rides.

Fairfax police said more drivers with different experience levels are traveling by moped, scooter and motorcycle, creating safety concerns as small vehicles share the road with larger cars.

The Fairfax Police Department released a new educational brochure for operators of small vehicles.

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Wednesday, July 16, is Ride To Work Day

July 15, 2008 by · Comments Off on Wednesday, July 16, is Ride To Work Day 

Motorcycle and scooter riders’ 16th annual commuting day is Wednesday, July 16th. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road. Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day. On Ride to Work Day, motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

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Scooting past sky-high gas prices

June 16, 2008 by · Comments Off on Scooting past sky-high gas prices 

Motorcycle dealers in the Roanoke Valley say the rise in gas prices has driven a steadily increasing stream of folks into their shops.

A pickup truck, motorcycle, six bicycles and a scooter sit in George Hunter’s garage and driveway.

But for the retired schoolteacher, the scooter is the preferred choice.

“The scooter is just the best choice for what I need — it’s cheap on gas and easy to get around in,” the 61-year-old said.

According to Roanoke Valley bike merchants, Hunter is just one example of the scooter craze in America that is infiltrating Southwest Virginia.

The number of registered motorcycles and scooters in Virginia increased 81 percent from 2001-07 to 166,806, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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As gas prices soar, so do scooter sales

June 10, 2008 by · Comments Off on As gas prices soar, so do scooter sales 

In his 17 years as a salesman at Sunrise Cycle & Watercraft, Roy Ford has never seen an item sell so fast.

Motorized scooters are flying off the lot. He even bought one himself recently.

The dealership on East Little Creek Road in Norfolk sold 23 scooters in May, compared with the one or two sold the same month last year. Record-high gas prices, Ford said, are driving people to consider two-wheelers as a cheaper alternative to cars.

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