Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


North and South QLD to Uluru Itinerary
From 3109 to 3496 kms

Join dozens of motorbike riders from the Sunshine State and embark upon a 3,500km epic riding journey for a great cause! QLD Black Dog Riders will depart in two groups - North QLD and South QLD, on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th August 2015.

Ride Coordination Team

Ride Coordinator
Michael Young e: m: 0411 692 748
Assistant Red Centre Ride Coordinator
Ben Price e: m: 0448 604 766
Red Centre Rider Liaison
Andrew Prescott e: m: 0412 519 469
State Rider Liaison
Dave Schafer e: m: 0410 606 219

Ride Registration

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here and read an important message from the Founder of Black Dog Ride here.

Registration for the full journey to the Red Centre is full. The State Rider leg will be open on 20th May. Click here for more info.

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South QLD Itinerary - Moreton Bay to Mt Isa 1859kms

Saturday 15th August - Kurwongbah to Roma 512kms

7:30 Ride check in at Old Petrie Town, 901 Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah

9:00 Ride departs for Yarraman 145 kms

10:30 Refuel & regroup at Yarraman

11:00 Yarraman to Dalby 100 kms

12noon Refuel & lunch at Dalby

1:00 Dalby to Miles 127 kms

2:30 Refuel & regroup Miles

3:00 Miles to Roma 141 kms

4:30 Arrive & refuel Roma

6:30 Dinner at Roma Lions Den. Bus provided.

AccomodationRoma Big Rig Tourist Park - Jacky/Charlie/Sue 4 McDowall St, Roma, 07 4622 2538

Sunday 16th August - Roma to Longreach 701kms

6:45pm Roma to Augathella 269 kms

9:45 Refuel & morning tea at Augathella

10:30 Augathella to Blackall 218 kms

1:00 Refuel & lunch Blackall

2:00 Blackall to Barcaldine 107 kms

3:15 Leg stretch Barcaldine

3:45 Barcaldine to Longreach 107 kms

5:00 Arrive & refuel Longreach

6:30 Dinner at RSL Club

AccomodationLongreach Tourist Park 10% discount - Aimee/Jenny 12 Thrush Rd, Longreach, 07 4658 1781 / 1800 356 099 (Freecall)

Monday 17th August - Longreach to Winton 179kms

Will be a late start on this day as it is a short ride to Winton. Several community engagements are being considered before leaving Longreach and when arriving in Winton. It is also an opportunity for riders to have a look around several historic towns. Further information to be sent as events are confirmed.

6:30pm Community BBQ & entertainment at Matilda Country Tourist Park.

Accomodation:Matilda Country Tourist Park 07 4657 1607. 43 Chirnside Street, Winton & North Gregory Hotel 07 4657 0647. 67 Elderslie St, Winton

Tuesday 18th August - Winton to Mt Isa 467kms

8:30 Winton to McKinlay 240 kms

11:00 Refuel & refresh McKinlay

11:30 McKinlay to Cloncurry 108 kms

12:45 Refuel & lunch in Cloncurry

1:45 Cloncurry to Mt Isa 121 kms

3:30Meet & Greet Malouf Holden 56 Marian St Mt Isa (on main st)

6:00 Dinner location TBA. Meet QLD North riders.

Accomodation:Discovery Holiday Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa Barkly Highway (140 Marian Street) Mount Isa 1800 664 418 (Freecall)

North QLD Itinerary - Townsville to Mt Isa 1,472kms

Sunday 16th August - Townsville to Georgetown 531kms

7:00 Gather at Riverway, Village Boulevard, Townsville

8:00 Depart Townsville for Greenvale 295 kms

12:00 Refuel & lunch at Greenvale

1:00 Greenvale to Mount Surprise 203 kms

3:30 Refuel & refresh Mount Surprise

4:00 Mount Surprise to Georgetown 93 kms

5:00 Arrive and refuel Georgetown

Accomodation: Midway Tourist Park & Service Station. North St, Georgetown Phone (07) 4062 1219

Monday 17th August - Georgetown to Karumba 373kms

8:00 Georgetown to Croydon 147 kms

9:30 Refresh & optional refuel Croydon

10:00 Croydon to Normanton 155 kms

12:00 Refuel & lunch Normanton

1:00 Normanton to Karumba 71 kms

1:45 Arrive a refuel Karumba

Accomodation:Gulf Country Caravan Park 69 Yappar Street, Karumba Ph: 07 4745 9148

Tuesday 18th August - Karumba to Mt Isa 568kms

7:30 Karumba to Normanton 71 kms

8:15 Optional refuel Normanton

8:30 Normanton to Burke & Wills R/H 198 kms

10:30 Refuel & refresh Burke & Wills R/H

11:00 Burke $ Wills R/H to Cloncurry 185 kms

1:00 Lunch & Refuel Cloncurry

2:00 Cloncurry to Mt Isa 120 kms

3:30Meet & Greet Malouf Holden 56 Marian St Mt Isa (on main st)

6:00 Dinner location TBA. Meet QLD South riders

Accomodation:Discovery Holiday Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa Barkly Highway (140 Marian Street) Mount Isa 1800 664 418

Combined QLD Itinerary
Mt Isa to Uluru 1,637kms

Wednesday 19th August - Mt Isa to Tennant Creek 661kms

7:30 Mt Isa to Camooweal 190 kms (State Riders depart)

9:30 Refuel and refreshments Camooweal.

10:00 Camooweal to Barkly Homestead 261kms

12:30 Refuel & lunch Barkly Homestead (time zone change)

1:30 Barkly Homestead to Tennant Creek 211 kms

3:45 Arrive & refuel Tennant Creek.

6:30 Dinner at RSL Club (Lions) QLD and NT Riders meet up!

Accomodation:Bluestone Motor Inn (08) 8962 2617.1 Paterson St (Stuart Hwy) Tennant Creek
CAMPING ONLY Outback Caravan Park (08) 8962 2459. 71 Peko Rd, Tennant Creek

Thursday 20th August - Tennant Creek to Alice Springs 508kms

8:00 Depart Tennant Creek for Davenport 186 kms

10.00 Refuel Davenport

10.30 Davenport to Ti Tree 128 kms

12:00 Refuel & lunch Ti Tree

1:00 Depart Ti-Tree for Alice Springs 193kms

3:00 Meet & Greet with local riders & community. Snow Kenna Park (opp.Todd St Mall)

6:30 Dinner at Heavitree Gap Tavern, meet Alice Riders!

Accomodation:Mac Donnell Range Caravan Park Palm Place, Alice Springs, 1800 808 373 (Freecall)

Friday 21st August - Alice Springs to Uluru 468kms

9:30 Alice Springs to Erldunda 200 kms

11:30 Lunch at Erldunda

12:30 Erldunda to Curtin Springs 161 kms

2:00 Refuel & siteseeing Curtin Springs

2:45 Curtin Springs to Layby (28kms from Yulara) 60kms approx

3.30 Regroup at layby 28kms from Uluru

3.45 Depart layby for group ride around Uluru (Police Escort)

5.00 Arrive Yulara and check-in Hotels/Camp Ground

6.15 Bus pick ups from accommodation

6.30 Welcome Sundowner at Sails in the Desert Poolside. Includes substantial food and 2 hour drinks package

Accomodation: Voyagers Ayres Rock. Accomodation application via ride registration

Saturday 22nd August

Rest day - free to relax or explore Uluru and the surrounds

5.00-5.30pm Buses will pick up from your accommodation

6.00pm Private "Sounds of Silence" dining experience

Sunday 23rd August

8.15am Meet at location tba for group ride to Mutitjulu

8.30am Group ride from Yulara to Mutitjulu Community 24 kms (bitumen road)

9.00am Breakfast at Mutitjulu Community

After breakfast the organised part of BDR to the Red Centre is finished. You are free to stay on at Uluru (please book early), tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

Important Ride Notes

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace and times.
  • Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
  • It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
  • All meals are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above