National Ride to Work Day – Monday 16th June 2014

MAG Ireland is asking for your support for this years National Ride to Work day.

The idea is simple, get on your bike and ride to work, school/college, or simply meet up with a few like minded souls for breakfast or a coffee. The aim is to get as many bikes on the road as possible, and to raise awareness among other road users about the benefits of motorcycling.

We really want to see as many of Ireland’s 50,000+ registered motorcycles on the roads as possible on June 16th next, but we can only do it with your help! If you normally drive a car or van to work, or you usually only ride the bike on the weekends, here’s an opportunity for you to get out and and enjoy riding your bike to work.


  • Riding to work is fun!
  • Riding to work reduces traffic congestion and parking is free
  • Riding to work normally uses less fuel than driving a car
  • Riding to work leaves you alert and energized
  • Riding to work is less polluting than commuting in a larger vehicle
  • Riding to work is less destructive to road surfaces, bridges, etc.
  • Riding to work gets you there and back in less time than driving a car
  • Riding to work demonstrates motorcycling has a social benefit for all road users
  • Riding to work is less stressful than driving
A 2011 report from Professor Pierre Kopp, Director of Applied Economics at the Sorbonne University in Paris, found that nearly three times more motorcycles were on the streets of Paris than the official figures recorded and that this delivered substantial transport benefits to the city.

Here in Ireland, the authorities continue to ignore the benefits motorcycling brings but you can help to change that by simply getting out on your bike and enjoying yourself!

If you’re organising a meet up for National Ride to Work Day and you want to get the word out, drop an e-mail to let us know.

Most insurance policies cover commuting use, but always check the fine print. We look forward to seeing as many Irish riders on the roads as possible on Monday 16th June next!

Ride Safe!

National Ride to Work Day

Take part in National Ride to Work Day