As Earth Day is celebrated worldwide today, the American Motorcyclist Association is highlighting 3 core values that its membership shares in protecting the environment and ensuring future riding opportunities for our children and grandchildren.
“Motorcyclists are proud of their contributions to the health of the planet, whether through physical labor in maintaining trails or planting trees or simply commuting to work and leaving the gas-guzzler at home,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO.
Clubs and individual riders team up with state and federal officials and professional land managers to plan off-highway access that remains in harmony with other uses while preserving important natural and cultural resources.
Many motorcycles return 50 miles per gallon or more in fuel economy, while reducing highway congestion and alleviating parking problems. Motor scooters can achieve more than twice that mileage.
The manufacture of motorcycles and scooters consumes far less metal and plastic than automobile production.
When motorcyclists head out for a ride, their choice of 2- and 3-wheeled transportation proves they are good stewards of our planet.
“When you look at the big picture, it’;s clear that motorcycling contributes to the social good,” Dingman said. “Motorcycle use improves the health of the planet by improving fuel economy, reducing pollution and congestion, and providing a fun outdoor activity for tens of thousands of people every day.”
Those interested in coming along for the ride are encouraged to visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > Getting Started for more information about the benefits of motorcycling.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’;s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’; interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.