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Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs!

It seems a lot of riders love a parade. This year a group of 3497 Harley-Davidson riders (pictured above) grabbed the world motorcycle parade record in Paris, Texas, breaking the previous record of 2404 in Patras, Greece. Those records could be challenged by some of the biggest Toy Runs in Australia over the next couple …

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Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary

Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black …

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Christmas toy runs aid charities

Motorcycle rides raise millions for various organisations all year, but the biggest events are the annual Christmas Toy Runs which aid various charities. Among the biggest and oldest is the Newcastle Bikers for Kids Toy Run. Charities Charities to benefit from these toy runs include Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincents de Paul. Many rides also give …

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2019 Christmas Toy Runs hit top gear

‘Tis the season for Christmas Toy Runs with three major charity events this weekend in the far north and south of the nation. There is the 24rd Tabelands Toy Run on Saturday and on Sunday the Toy Run for Father Bob in Melbourne and the 39th Townsville Toy Run. The latter also has a GoFundme page to raise $5000 to aid …

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Help compile 2019 Toy Runs list

It might seem early, but we are already compiling a list of Toy Runs around the nation and need your help. We have started listing several below, but this is in no way the complete list. In fact, we might have already missed some such as the Great North Brisbane Motorcycle Toy Run which was run …

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Bookings extended for Tassie Black Dog Ride

Bookings for the annual Black Dog Ride that this year heads to Tassie instead of the Red Centre have been extended. Organisers have secured an extension for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry crossings, which means registrations for full rides to Hobart are now open until September 15. If you can’t join the full ride, you …

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John "JC" Curran Riders invited to discuss mental health

Riders invited to discuss mental health

Men suffering from mental health issues are invited to meet two riders for dinner talks about suicide prevention was they ride from Phillip Island to Darwin and back this month. Riders John “JC” Curren (pictured above), who has been living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for more than 30 years and now late-stage cancer, …

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BDR founder resigns, but ride goes on

Black Dog Ride founder Steve Andrews has resigned from the mental health charity after facing up to his own issues with depression and anxiety. In an open letter printed below, Steve says has succumbed after a four-year legal battle to Trade Mark the brand, plus social media criticisms and the deaths of three people on …

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Win BMW Scrambler in Black Dog Ride

A new BMW R nineT Scrambler valued at $21,480 is up for grabs in the fourth annual motorcycle raffle to benefit national suicide prevention charity Black Dog Ride. Tickets are $50 each and limited to 2000 tickets with the raffle closing on November 7 and the winner drawn on November 10, 2016. Proceeds from the …

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Night Riders boost Black Dog Ride

If you can’t afford the time to do one of the state-based Black Dog Rides this year, you can become a Night Rider and join the riders for a couple of nights along the way. This year the eighth annual ride to raise awareness of mental health issues will hold separate rides in each state and the Northern Territory. …

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