Scooter Rider Magazine Celebrates its Second Year of Promoting Transportation Via Scooter with the Scoot Commute 2006

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The Scoot Commute is a yearly event conceived by Scooter Rider Magazine to promote transportation and travel via scooter.

The Scoot Commute is a yearly event conceived by Scooter Rider Magazine to promote transportation and travel via scooter. 2005 was the first year in which two riders, on 250cc scooters, traveled 4200 miles from Florida to Maine and back. This promotion was a great success exposing to many, through internet, media and personal contact, the notion that a scooter can be appropriate for many transportation needs.

Why promote scooter travel? Our society has come to embrace large, expensive, and less fuel efficient vehicles. Consequently, scooters have become one of the last motor vehicles still easily affordable to purchase and supply with fuel. Through this event, we hope to inspire others to consider scooters as fun and practical transportation.

Scoot Commute 2006 will take place from April 8 - 21. Our editor, BJ Strass, will cover a transcontinental route, starting in California and ending in Florida. The southerly route will keep a leisurely pace and utilize a minimum of interstates, focusing on scenic backroads and out-of-the-way points of interest. During the event no support vehicles are utilized; all necessary gear will be packed on the scooter. Mr Strass will also be meeting with Scooter Rider Magazine subscribers and interested media at stopovers. The planned nightly stopovers are:

Sacramento, CA 4/8

Bakersfield, CA 4/9

Tecopa, CA (Death Valley) 4/10

Henderson, NV 4/11

Phoenix, AZ 4/12

Bisbee, AZ 4/13

Las Cruces, NM 4/14-15

Ft Stockton, TX 4/16

Undetermined East Texas Stop 4/17

New Orleans, LA 4/18-19

Tallahassee, FL 4/20

Naples, FL 4/21

Products Chosen for the Scoot Commute We would like to sincerely thank the companies that have taken interest in the Scoot Commute 2006. These companies have sponsored us by supplying their excellent products and services and we encourage you to consider their wares for your future needs.

Primary Sponsor Suzuki Cycles have enthusiastically stepped up to supply our rider with a prepped Burgman 400 scooter for this year's event. This scooter offers excellent capacity for packing travel gear, all day comfort, interstate capable speed and great economy.

Other Product Sponsors Aerostich makes protective riders clothing of legendary proportions. They are supplying our rider with their one-piece Roadcrafter suit, a textile garment which offers great protection, visibility and comfort in a variety of conditions.

Givi USA is a market leader in scooter and motorcycle accessories producing stylish luggage and touring windshields. GIVI will be setting up the scooter with an E470 Monolock Topcase, Touring Windshield and Scooter Tunnel Bag.

Additional Information Scooter Rider Magazine, now in it's fourth year of production, offers broad coverage in a positive and fun format providing information relative to scooter enthusiasts, riders and the scooter industry. Within the pages of Scooter Rider Magazine are scooter reviews, product reviews, scooter travel adventures, club features, technical tips, accessory add-ons, performance articles, selected advertising and additional aspects that make scooters so popular. Scooter Rider Magazine produces five print issues each year.

BJ Strass began riding at age 11 and has been an avid motorcyclist his entire life. Discovering the thrill and fun of scooters in his late-thirties, he eventually transitioned from large touring cycles to scooters. In 2002 Mr Strass conceived Scooter Rider Magazine to offer scooter enthusiasts broad based and interesting 'scooters only' coverage. Scooter Rider Magazine began production in January 2003. Mr Strass is also an avid proponent of riding safety as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor as well as editor of Scooter Rider Magazine.

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