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National Ride To Work Day

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If on your way to work today you saw a few more motorcycles, scooters and bicycles out on the road, they may not have been commuting, but making a statement – protesting gas prices for National Ride To Work Day. Donnie and Taylor Barour are leaving their cars parked to hit the road on two wheels. They are joining in on the national protest against gas prices for ridetowork.org., a non-profit organization that advocates the use of motorcycles, scooters and bicycles for transportation. The Barbours enjoy riding their bikes for fun, but they say the pay off comes from spending less at the pump. "With my car I get about seventeen miles to the gallon on a good day, but with my bike I get about 40 miles to the gallon, so there is a lot less gas spent on my bike than there would be on my car," said Mrs. Barbour. They say hopping on their motorcycles is a great way to save money, but they say the key to Ride To Work Day is finding alternative ways to conserve fuel. Mr. Barbour said, "With the gas prices being high it helped out a lot cause you know 40 miles to the gallon on a motorcycle is great, and I mean they even have scooters out there that are getting a 100 miles to the gallon, so it's kind of unbelievable just how much gas you can save." For the Barbours, Ride To Work Day may end up being every day to help beat the prices at the pump. The Barbours plan to make riding their bikes to work a regular routine to keep a little extra cash in their pockets..

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