Ride Your Motorcycle Week starts today and Australian riders nationwide are revving up and taking part in the annual initiative prompting motorcyclists to shake off lockdown and get back on the bike.
Running November 29 to December 5 the campaign asks riders dust off their motorcycles, scooters, dirt bikes or choice of motorised two-wheeled transport, get them serviced and hit the road, track or trail.
2021 marks the campaigns fifth anniversary. The initiative is proud to have the support of recently crowned World Champion racer Remy Gardner, son of World Champion racer Wayne Gardner.
“It’s going to be ripper riding summer so make sure your bike is safe and ride ready. Head to your local dealer, get serviced and get back on your bike,” said Remy.
“Plan an adventure, come in late, leave early. Whatever you have to do get out and ride. If your boss has any worries, get them to give me a call!”
FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber says Ride Your Motorcycle Week’s goal is simply explained.
“We want riders to enjoy riding.” he said
“The pandemic has strained our collective mental health. Getting back on your bike is a proven way to manage stress, reconnect with friends and get back into the world. Studies have shown riding stimulates your mind and can help keep you fit, focused and even improves cognitive function as you age.”
The event also aims to draw attention to two-wheeled transport as a potential solution in COVID-19 recovery.
“Riding has a real role to play in helping Australia get back to work, offering socially distanced transportation and alleviating congestion and parking issues,” said Mr Weber.
The industry initiative offers a DIY guide to ensuring your motorcycle is ready for the road at https://www.rideyourmotorcycleweek.com.au/news/pre-ride-check