Today, The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies(NYSE:PGR), which insures more than one million motorcycles and their riders, celebrated the 14th annual Ride to Work Day – a day during which thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world commute to work on their motorcycles to demonstrate, among other benefits, that motorcycles are a practical and efficient form of transportation.
Ride to Work Day is intended to demonstrate that for many people, riding is a socially responsible form of personal mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits. Attributes such as the size, fuel-efficiency and agility of most motorcycles can be attractive to many commuters who may be weary of soaring gas prices, road congestion or parking difficulties.
“Progressive is proud to acknowledge and recognize the advantages of using motorcycles for transportation,” says Marcy Gray, motorcycle product manager, Progressive. “As the country’s number one insurer of motorcycles, Progressive is excited to participate and have the opportunity to make it a special day for the many motorcyclists who work here. We expect this year’s event to be the biggest yet.”
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, ranks third in the nation for auto insurance based on premiums written and provides drivers with competitive rates and 24/7, in-person and online service. The products and services of the Progressive Direct Group of Insurance Companies are marketed directly to consumers by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE and online at progressivedirect.com through the Progressive DirectSM brand. The Drive Group of Progressive Insurance Companies offers insurance through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies that market their products and services through the DriveSM Insurance from Progressive brand. For more information about Drive Insurance, go to driveinsurance.com. The Common Shares of the Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at NYSE:PGR. More information can be found at progressive.com.