Black Dog Ride Around Australia 2014
Five years after the solo ride around Australia to raise awareness of depression which inspired a nation, Black Dog Ride is returning to the ride that started it all.
In July 2014 we're pausing the Ride to the Red Centre and going back to our roots to repeat the ride that started it all - the Black Dog Ride around Australia. That's right, a full lap of approximately 14,500kms in 32 days! The Ride will commence in Bateau Bay, NSW, on July 26 (the same date as the inaugural Black Dog Ride in 2009) and finish at Bondi Beach on August 26th. View the Around Australia Itinerary here.
State Rides will run concurrently with the Black Dog Ride around Australia as it passes through each State. Join your statewide Black Dog Riders on a regional riding adventure throughout your state and be part of a unique national awareness raising event!
Registrations for the Black Dog Ride Around Australia have closed. Registrations for the State Rides have opened and you can find more info on your State Ride here. State Ride registrations will close on June 30th, don't miss out!
Black Dog Riders can start their fundraising here! All donations go directly to Lifeline Australia to support their Online Crisis Support chat service (which has already been extended 4 hours a night due to Black Dog Rider's fundraising efforts!) and rolling out Mental Health First Aid Australia's teen MHFA course to Australian high schools. You can read more about that program here.
Frequently Asked Questions
State Rides 2014
These State Rides will run concurrently with the BDR around Australia as it passes through each State between 26th July and 26th August. Find out more here.
NSW - 26th July to 1st August. Starts in Bateau Bay and joins the BDRAA for 1 night.
QLD (South) - 27th July to 2nd August. Starts in Springwood and joins the BDRAA for 2 nights.
(North) - 28th July to 3rd August. Starts in Townsville and joins BDRAA for 1 Night.
NT - 3rd to 6th August. Starts in Darwin and joins the BDRAA for 2 nights in Jabiru.
WA - 10th to 16th. August. Starts in Swan Valley and joins the BDRAA for 2 nights.
SA - 17th to 22nd August. Starts in Adelaide and joins the BDRAA for 1 night.
VIC - 23rd to 29th August. Starts in Warrnambool and joins BDRAA for 1 night.