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PNNL Celebrates Ride to Work Day

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RICHLAND, Wash-- Monday is national ride to work day and about 100 bikers at Hanford and PNNL celebrated with a barbeque.

Every year PNNL hosts a lunch for anyone at Hanford that wants to ride their motorcycle to work. It's in celebration for the annual ride to work day.

Less than one percent of American's ride their motorcycles to work, but it can be a cost effective alternative with rising gas prices and 300 days of sunshine in the Tri-Cities.

On average, about 60,000 less gallons of gasoline are used on ride to work day in America.

To promote the event the organizers cleverly went to the parking lots of different Hanford contractors and put flyers on all the motorcycles.

"It's a chance to get outside and ride. It's a chance to ride together. There's some camaraderie amongst bikers. i don't know what it is," said Kline Welsch, Manager at PNNL.

A Department of Transportation study found that motorcycles get 50 miles to the gallon. On average, about sixty thousand less gallons of gasoline are used on ride to work day in America.
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