If you’d like to support the annual Black Dog Ride but can’t afford a week off work for the epic ride, then try the one-day ride in March.
Last year nearly 7000 Black Dog Riders nationwide hit the highways on one single day to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
Since April 2010, the Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer has raised more than $530,000 for mental health services and spread the message of depression and suicide prevention awareness.
Registrations for the 2016 Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer on Sunday, March 20, 2016 are now open.
To find your nearest Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer and register online, click HERE.
The annual Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre began in 2009 as a solo motorbike ride around Australia by Steve Andrews to raise awareness of depression.
In 2014, the BDR became a lap of Australia, but it returned to the Red Centre last year with about 350 riders and 50 pillions raising more than $350,000.
That brought the seven-year total to more than $2 million with funds going to Lifeline and Mental Health First Aid.
This year’s Black Dog Ride will be split into separate, self-contained state rides of about seven to nine days. In 2017, the riders will head to Tasmania.
This year’s 1 Dayer will be held in the following locations:
- New South Wales
Bathurst, Byron Bay, Central Coast, Condobolin, Dubbo, Penrith, Pt Macquarie, South Coast, Wagga Wagga
- Northern Territory
Bundaberg/Fraser Coast, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Townsville
- South Australia
Kangaroo Island, Nuriootpa, Whyalla
Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura, Pakenham, Penshurst, Sale, Wangaratta
- Western Australia
Avon Valley, Baldivis, Bridgetown, Denmark, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Esperance