The First Day of Summer
I confess… I did not know about International Motorcycle Day; until it popped up on my computer screen that very day, and these words were written the next.
Lucky for us we seem always prepared for a day like this… and we have made it a habit for the last number of decades to ALWAYS be out riding on the first day of Summer.
But, ta-da – this is now called International Motorcycle Day.
As my friend Byrd so succinctly stated … “Isn’t everyday Motorcycle Day?” Amen, brother.
But, I am intrigued by how we suddenly have International Motorcycle Day.
Indeed, every day is a “something day.” A Mrs. Davis search came up with simply this:
“June 21, 2023. World Motorcycle Day is celebrated every year on June 21 as a day to promote freedom on the road. Since June 21 is the longest day of the year the holiday is always celebrated on that day. This day is dedicated to motorcycle enthusiasts and anyone involved in the industry.”
It continues with all the cliches that talk about wind in the hair and tearing the pavement up with these bad boys; along with some other feldercarb that lets me know that it was written by someone who has never been on a motorcycle in their lives.
But still…. I like the idea, and I do not need a motorcycle flag to display or wave … I’ll wave at every rider that waves at me.
In truth, you can suffer from the new MotoGP affliction of the year – Arm Pump - from all the waving you can direct at oncoming riders on a nice sunny day.
Along with International Motorcycle Day, we shared this Wednesday with World Giraffe Day, National Selfie Day, and World Humanist Day (I hate those people – kidding I am those people, maybe).
More from Mrs. Davis stated that we should participate in World Motorcycle Day activities like:
1) Ride a Bike: Go on a riding vacation with your pals or by yourself. By releasing yourself from all the stress and tragedies of this life, you can enjoy the delightful experience of liberation.
2) Gather at spots: Visit numerous locations with your friends to view various motorcycle models. Your love for them will grow as a result, and you will be able to spend the entire day pursuing your enthusiasm for motorcycles.
3) Create Awareness of the Situation: This is an international day that many motorbike lovers are unaware of. We must disseminate information about this day so that they can completely appreciate it.
Or what we call Tuesday, or Wednesday this year.
In truth, almost every website had exactly the same info written exactly the same way.
Except for allworldday.com. They were unique, and spot on:
“World Motorcycle Day promotes the freedom of the road on the back of the Iron Horse. While the Motorcycle has been in existence for over a century now, the role it plays in the cultures of the world is timeless. Whether you’re using a motorcycle to get around on your daily commute or use it as a summertime hobby that takes you on the lonely backroads of the world, World Motorcycle Day is for you.”
They said Backroads, And, that works for me…
I still have been unable to find who actually created International Motorcycle Day, but I'm glad they did.
See you on the road next June!