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6th to 14th August 202

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions in some areas, national celebration events have been cancelled and alternative routes have been planned.

Background

Black Dog Ride was officially established in 2010 with an epic journey to our great Red Centre. In August 2021 we will make that same journey again, and to keep the national conversation about depression and suicide prevention going. Please join us on what should be an awesome experience, travelling with like-minded people on a journey to the heart of our great country.

Please note that on 14th July 2021, ride coordinators made the difficult decision to cancel the celebration events in Alice Springs and in some cases plan alternate routes for each state. Please check with your state coordinator or state Facebook Group for the latest updates.

Registration

Registrations are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 30th July 2021. Registration for the full Black Dog Ride, Red Centre 2021 includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Alice Springs or alternate ride end point.
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 cloth patch, small round sticker and two large stickers
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 lapel pin
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 T Shirt
  • Entry and participation in the Alice Springs all states group ride, Saturday morning, 14th August
  • Black Dog Red Centre Ride 2021 celebration dinner, Saturday 14th August (drinks not included)

Ride Itinerary

The detailed ride itinerary and accommodation options will be sent to registered riders from early 2021. Every state's broad itinerary for this ride is as follows.


New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory:

Check in: Friday 6th August 2021. Check in and departure times to be advised. Start point: 121 Banna Ave, Griffith NSW. Total Distance: Griffith to TBA

Due to COVID 19 Restrictions the NSW Ride to the Red Centre will now be an Intrastate Ride.

  • Friday 6th August - Welcome & Rider Brief 5.30pm, Coro Club 20-26 Harward St Griffith NSW 2680
  • Saturday 7th August - 467 kms (Griffith to Wentworth)
  • Sunday 8th August - 267 kms (Wentworth to Broken Hill)
  • Balance of Itinerary TBA
  • Monday 9th August - 590 kms (Broken Hill to Woomera)
  • Tuesday 10th August - 373 kms (Woomera to Coober Pedy)
  • Wednesday 11th August - 488 kms (Coober Pedy to Erldunda)
  • Thursday 12th August - 200 kms (Erldunda to Alice Springs)
  • Friday 13th August - (Free day in Alice Springs)

REGISTER for New South Wales & ACT


Queensland & Northern Territory:

Check in: Check in Saturday, 7th August 2021 at 7:00am, departure at 9:00am. Start point: Woodpeckers Bar and Grill, Cnr Rowley & Facer Rd's, Burpengary Meadows QLD 4505. There will be a separate northern starting point at Caltex Paget City Gates, Cnr Bruce Highway and Empire st Paget, Mackay 4740 with registration from 7.30am. Total Distance: Burpengary Meadows to TBA.

Due to COVID 19 Restrictions the QLD Ride to the Red Centre will now be an Intrastate Ride.

  • Saturday August 7th - 556 kms (Burpengary to Biloela)
  • Sunday August 8th - 355 kms (Biloela to Emerald)
  • Monday August 9th - 416 kms (Emerald to Longreach)
  • Tuesday August 10th - 395 kms (Longreach to Hughenden via Winton)
  • Balance of Itinerary TBA
  • Wednesday August 11th - 522 kms (Hughenden to Mt Isa)
  • Thursday August 12th - 660 kms (Mt Isa to Tennant Creek)
  • Friday August 13th - 508 (Tennant Creek to Alice Springs)

REGISTER for Northern Territory                        REGISTER for Queensland


South Australia:

Check in: Saturday 7th August 2021. Check in 8:30am and departure times 9:30am. Start point: Adelaide H-D Bike Works, 1074 South Road, Edwardstown SA 5039. Total Distance: Edwardstown To Alice Springs 2,394 km. Daily route:

  • Due to COVID 19 Restrictions the SA Ride to the Red Centre will now be a State Ride.
  • Saturday 7th August - 409km (Adelaide to Barmera)
  • Sunday 8th August – 376km (Barmera to Port Augusta)
  • Monday 9th August – 189km (Port Augusta to Woomera)
  • Tuesday 10th August - 613 km (Woomera to Marla)
  • Wednesday 11th August - 415 km (Marla to Curtain Springs)
  • Thursday 12th August - Free day in Uluru & Kings Canyon
  • Friday 13th August - 361 km (Curtain Springs to Alice Springs)

REGISTER for South Australia


Victoria & Tasmania:

Check in: Friday 6th August 2021. Check in and departure times to be advised. Start point: Echuca Vic. Total Distance: Echuca to Alice Springs total distance TBA. Daily route:

Due to COVID 19 Restrictions the VIC Ride to the Red Centre has been postponed until 2022.

  • Itinerary TBA
  • Friday 6th August - 626 kms (Echuca to Cobar)
  • Saturday 7th August - 613 kms (Cobar to Charleville)
  • Sunday 8th August - 516 kms (Charleville to Longreach)
  • Monday 9th August - Rest day - Engage with community)
  • Tuesday 10th August - 647 kms (Longreach to Mt Isa)
  • Wednesday 11th August - 661 kms (Mt Isa to Tennant Creek)
  • Thursday 12th August - 509 kms (Tennant Creek to Alice Springs)
  • Friday 13th August - (Free day in Alice Springs)

Western Australia:

Check in: Friday 6th August 2021. Check in and departure times to be advised. Start point: Busselton WA. Total Distance: Busselton to Alice Springs total distance 3,918 kms. Daily route:

Due to COVID 19 Restrictions the WA Ride to the Red Centre will now be an Intrastate Ride.

  • Friday 6th August - 423 kms (Busselton to Hyden)
  • Saturday 7th August - 585 kms (Hyden to Norseman)
  • Sunday 8th August - 529 kms (Norseman to Madura)
  • Monday 9th August - 181 kms (Madura to Eucla)
  • Tuesday 10th August - 492 kms (Eucla to Balladonia)
  • Balance of Itinerary TBA

REGISTER  for Western Australia

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.

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