Participants in the 2019 Alive and Well on Farms Ride for the Chopper headed for the coast on Friday morning.
The annual ride is a fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
The 500 kilometre course from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth will take the group seven days, passing through Valla Beach, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Walcha before riding into Tamworth on Friday, September 20.
Now in its 19th year, the Service's CEO Richard Jones said the continued success of the ride is testament to the dedication of the volunteers and participants that make it possible.
"Each year we are blown away by the commitment these riders and support crew make to the Service by participating in the Alive and Well on Farms Ride for the Chopper," Mr Jones said.
"Whether they are first time riders or have been doing it for over 10 years, all of the participants are taking part to help keep the Westpac Rescue Helicopter ready to respond 24-7 for those in need."