On Go For a Ride Day, Get Out There and Take a Ride!

By on November 22, 2017 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine

National Go For a Ride Day is a celebration of not only cars, but any mode of transportation that you can get on- trains, planes, motorcycles, and bicycles. Historically, Nov. 22 has been an important day for the transportation industry. In 1904, a man named Mathias Pfatischer, from Philadephia, was the first American to patent the pioneer direct electricity and interpole motor. In 1927, another American inventor named Carl J. Eliason from Saynor, Wisconsin, acquired the patent for the snowmobile, which definitely drastically changed the lives of many of the inhabitants of Wisconsin for the better. As you can see, November 22nd has been an important day for various areas of the transportation industry.

So on this day, we celebrate the luxuries that have been afforded us by the advent of mass transportation, from the snowmobile down to the humble bicycle. Get out there and go for a ride! To celebrate, here’s a short video we shot doing some mountain biking around our home office in Asheville, North Carolina.

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .

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