Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 Logo


Hobart to Hobart (round trip) - 1382kms
1st November - 6th November

Black Dog Ride's inaugural adventure to the Apple Isle sets off in late October from every state and territory to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention, gathering together in Hobart to celebrate the coming together of Black Dog Riders and the culmination of an inspiring grassroots suicide prevention project.

Join us on this once in a lifetime journey of community and self awareness!

Ride Coordination Team

Please read the ride FAQs here before contacting your coordinator.

To update your registration information, contact

TAS Coordinator - Betty Parssey e:

Ride Registration

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here.

Please allow half an hour to register. You will need to let us know your -

• Name, Address, Phone, Email, Date of Birth, Payment Detials
• Next of Kin Name, Phone and Address (Don't use your pillion!)
• Your bike Make, Model and Rego Number
• Your bike dimensions for the ferry if it's a trike, sidecar or has a trailer
• Start and end points if a Night Rider
• Medical information to help us help you in case of accident or emergency
• Dietary Requirements

This information is kept confidential by Black Dog Ride and only shared with State Coordinators, then shared with Support Crew during the ride. The information you provide helps us ensure you have a safe and enjoyable ride, and that we are able to support you should an accident or other emergency arise.

If you're unable to ride the whole distance with us, you can register as a Night Rider and join TAS riders at any major town and depart at any major town up to Legana. Simply complete the relevant details on the registration form.

Registration as a Rider for the full Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 includes the following:

• Your entry to the organised ride
• Your ferry passage TO Tasmania but NOT the return
• The security of a Support Vehicle with bike trailer en route to Hobart
• Rider Kit including commemorative BDR patch and stickers for your bike
• The Hobart Welcome Luncheon at Blundstone Arena
• The Ride Finale Dinner at Blundstone Arena

Black Dog Ride will arrange and inform riders of reasonably priced accomodation for every leg, generally discounted for Black Dog Riders.

Community organisations may be providing low cost yummy meals almost every day, but meal costs (other than the Hobart formal meals) are not included in registration costs.

Register for the TAS Leg of Tasmania 2017 here:

The Cause

Black Dog Ride will be engaging hundreds of communities nationwide, in the lead up to and during the Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017. Our mission is simple but life saving - to start conversations about mental health. Feeling safe and comfortable enough to reach out for support is the first step to managing mental illness and preventing suicide.

In 2017, Black Dog Ride will be focusing on raising awareness of mental illness and suicide amongst ex-service, veterans and emergency workers. We aim to break down barriers to conversations around mental health amongst the very people who are helping us in our times of need but whose own mental wellbeing is often overlooked.

Black Dog Ride hopes to train 1,000 ex-service, veterans and emergency workers in MHFA and we'll need $300,000 to achieve this mental health milestone! We encourage all Black Dog Riders to take up the cause to help us address the rising rate of mental illness and suicide amongst our ex-service, veterans and emergency workers.

Fundraise links coming soon, stay tuned!

Hobart to Hobart (round trip) - 1382kms

The itinerary listed below will be continually updated. Please check back often.

Wednesday 1st November - Hobart to Sheffield 285kms

Start Point - Hobart

End Point - Sheffield

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Thursday 2nd November - Sheffield to Stanley 268kms

Start Point - Sheffield

End Point - Stanley

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Friday 3rd November - Stanley to Wynyard 310kms

Start Point - Stanley

End Point - Wynyard

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Saturday 4th November - Wynyard to Legana 239kms

Start Point - Wynyard

End Point - Legana

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Sunday 5th November - Legana to Hobart 280kms

Start Point - Legana

End Point - Hobart

Arrive at Blundstone Arena in Hobart at 2.00pm to meet all Black Dog Riders with a Welcome Luncheon

Accomodation location and community activities coming soon!

Monday 6th November - Hobart

Community activity with all Black Dog Riders in the morning.

6.00pm Finale Dinner at Blundstone Arena. Buses pickup and drop off at accomodation points.

After dinner the organised part of Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 is finished. You are free to stay on in Hobart, 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 except Hobart lunch and dinner, 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