It’s time to ride your motorcycle to work and take the long way home.

The third annual Australian Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week will be held from October 7-11, 2019.

Once again the ambassador is double Dakar winner Toby Price, who said the event is designed to spread the joy of motorcycling.

“When you ride, you’re living a little more! No one should go through life without knowing the joy of riding a motorbike,” he said.

“Easy parking, lane filtering and the freedom and feeling of two-wheels. How could you have a bad day at work if it starts and ends with a ride?”

“No matter what you ride, this a week for us all to come together and enjoy taking the long way home!” he said

Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week is an initiative of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, supported by Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-AM BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian Motorcycles, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

To support the week, a selection of Australia’s motorcycle dealerships will offer a free Ride-Thru safety check.

Riders can roll up for a fast 10-point inspection of their bike to make sure it is safe and road ready.

The week aims to unite riders, to celebrate taking the ‘long way home’, showcasing the small moments in a journey only riders notice.

Rriders will be encouraged to share their favourite sections of their long way home.

FCAI’s Tony Weber said the goal was to get current riders riding and make prospective riders curious.

“We are traditionally a country mad for motorcycles. This event gives riders an opportunity to share their love for bikes with their colleagues and prepare for summer,” he said.

“When the motorcyclists I know start explaining their love for it, I have to admit I am tempted to ask for lessons. Bringing a group with so much passion together, making them more visible on the road… it’s a great opportunity to get back on the bike, or take your first steps as a rider.”

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.