What is Go For a Ride Day?
Go For A Ride Day timeline
Driverless cars get smarter
MIT engineers develop a system to help autonomous cars determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner. The cars might one day use the technology to quickly avoid a potential collision with either a car or a pedestrian.
Ford introduces the sporty and powerful Mustang — the automaker's most successful launch since the Model A. The car, despite several transformations to its current sixth generation, remains an American icon.
President Eisenhower authorizes $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System. It was the largest public works project in American history at that time — and enabled motorists to travel coast-to-coast for the first time.
By the end of the decade, one in six working Americans are employed in the automobile industry. Cars inspire new businesses like drive-through restaurants and drive-in movie theaters.
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Go For A Ride Day Activities
Make it fun
Dare yourself to try something new and adventurous. Why not try a mode of transportation you’ve never used before? Suggestions include jet skiing, parasailing, or going on a hot air balloon ride. In colder climates you could try a sleigh ride, or a horse drawn carriage.
Make it easy
Maybe you weren’t born to be wild, but don’t let that stop you from joining in the fun. Play tourist in your own city or neighborhood. Use public transit and see the sights like visitor.
Make it memorable
Exploring is an adventure, but it can be even more fun if you have someone to share it with. Bring along an adventurous friend or family member to help make some memories. If your local friends are sticks in the mud, then bring your more adventurous friends along virtually by posting your adventure to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Why We Love Go For A Ride Day
It’s an escape from reality
Every now and then we just need something to break up the status quo and make us feel alive! Go For A Ride Day exists for that very reason. It can be hard to get motivated to see new places or even try new foods, but Go For A Ride Day provides the momentum.
It can be great exercise
You can try skateboarding or using a scooter. How about getting out your helmet and going for a long bike ride? Did you know you can burn over 400 calories an hour horseback riding?
It helps us be spontaneous
Our lives tend to run to the predictable, and for the most part, that predictability helps the world go round. But we all still have a small streak of rebellion, and that's what Go For a Ride Day helps bring out.