Go for a Ride Day is one fun holiday no one should miss.  It gives all a respite from the daily humdrum of everyday living to enjoy nature’s gifts while travelling.  It reminds all that we deserve to take time to appreciate and learn fresh things through the experience of travel.  Let us then join this year’s observance of Go for a Ride Day!

When is the Go for a Ride Day in 2017?

Go for a Ride Day is on November 22, 2017, a Wednesday.

Go for a Ride Day is always observed, in the United States of America, on the 22nd day of November, each year.

Origin, History and Purpose of the Go for a Ride Day:

Go for a Ride Day is a special day with vague origins and official purpose.  History though had recorded salient events which occurred as early as 1904 on November 22 pertaining to the transportation industry:

  • 1904 – This is when Mathias Pfatischer of Philadelphia, Pa. acquired the American patent for the pioneer direct electricity and interpole motor;
  • 1927 – This marked the release of the snowmobile patent to Carl J. E. Eliason of Saynor, Wisconsin; and,
  • 1977 – This is when the regular mass service, traversing Europe and New York, on the supersonic Concorde had their trial run.

This fun day had been deduced to remind people to take a break from their daily routine and spend the day travelling.  It does not matter what mode of travel you may opt to or where you are going.  What matters is that you take the ride and enjoy the journey with all the new experiences that goes with it.

Observance of Go for a Ride Day:

Here are the many ways you can travel in observance of this special day:

  • Carriage
  • Skateboard
  • Pogo stick
  • Hot-air balloon
  • Skates
  • Bike
  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • Train
  • Plane
  • Horse
  • Helicopter
  • Boat
  • Sleigh

You may even just travel by foot to wherever your feet lead you.  It would, however, be more enjoyable if you take the trip with a loved one.  Just remember to savour each moment of the trip and make it a learning experience.  After all, you need a break from your daily routine.  Have fun but stay safe.

When is Go for a Ride Day in 2018?

Go for a Ride Day is on November 22, 2018, a Thursday.