Ride to Phillip Island 2022

19th to 27th February 2022

This will be subject to COVID19 Situation and current Health Directions at the time of the ride. Which are being monitored.

Black Dog Ride to Phillip Island 2022 aims to start a conversation about depression and suicide prevention around the country. Help us get the country talking and join us on this exciting ride to Phillip Island.

We have start points in Thrumster and Cambelltown NSW and Thornton Vic.

Black Dog Ride has a history of visiting areas that are doing it tough to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. This ride continues that tradition. Aside from our message, there is a side benefit - motorbike riders spend money to do these treks, benefiting the economies of the towns and cities. With that in mind, our aim this year is to ride through bush fire impacted communities and show them they are valued.

What else is in it for you? A chance to get on your two wheels with mates, ride the twistiest roads we can muster on the way down, go for some laps on the best motorbike track in the world, and then watch the experts show us how it's done over the weekend.

Ride Costs

Registration: $150, Includes Bike Sticker, ride patch and Polo shirt


Click here to go to the registration portal

Ride Leaders

Group 1 Phil Howe Northern NSW
Group 2 Bernie Garvey Victoria
Group 3 Scott Quayle Wollongong NSW

Ride Itineraries

Group 1 Saturday 19th February  Thrumster NSW  8am Briefing at Service Centre Carpark
Group 2 Saturday 19th February Thornton Victoria 8am Briefing at Rubicon Hotel Carpark 
Group 3 Sunday 20th February Campbelltown NSW 10am Briefing at MCA Supermarket Carpark

Route Highlights

Group 1 Day 1 Sat, Thrumster To Scone. Day 2 Sun, Scone to Bathurst. Day 3 Mon, Bathurst to Tumbarumba
Group 2 Day 1 Sat, Thornton to Bright. Day 2 Sun, Bright to Wodonga. Day 3 Mon, Wodonga to Tumbarumba
Group 3 Day 1 Sun, Campbelltown to Bathurst. Day 2 Mon, Bathurst to Tumbarumba with Group 1

Monday Night All groups meet for Dinner at Tumbarumba Union Hotel 5pm.
Tuesday – Combined Group Ride to Bombala Hotel for Dinner 5pm.
Wednesday – Bombala to Marlo for lunch then on to Sale Greyhound Club for Dinner 5pm.
Thursday – Sale to Walhalla for lunch. Mt Baw Baw then Warragul for Dinner at Downtowner Bar and Bistro.
Friday – Warragul to Phillip Island.
Saturday – Free Day to attend races Group Dinner at North Pier Hotel 5pm.
Sunday – Race Day and travel home day.
Detailed ride routes and timing will be emailed to participants once they register. Riders can join along the way, so long as we know where and when.


Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop via our website, www.blackdogride.org.au.

Ride Coordinator

Your Coordinator for this ride is Bernie Garvey, Victorian State Coordinator. You can reach Bernie via email at vic@blackdogride.org.au if you have any specific questions about the ride.

Join us for the Ride to Phillip Island

Learn more and register

The Cause

1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition each year. 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. 8 Australians take their lives each day. That's more than 3,000 lives lost to suicide each year. The tragic loss of our loved ones to suicide drives Black Dog Ride to build a community culture of awareness, inclusion and acceptance.

Breaking down the barrier of silence encourages our friends, family and colleagues to seek help, because mental illness is just that, an illness. Mental illness can be managed to lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.

Help Black Dog Ride break down barriers and start conversations, join us on our Superbikes weekend in February 2020 to kick start a national conversation around suicide prevention.