1 DAYER 2018


Black Dog Ride's iconic annual 1 Dayer has been launched!

The 1 Dayer aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention.

Help us get the country talking about suicide prevention and join your local Black Dog Ride!

1 Dayer 2018 Background

Since 2010, Black Dog Ride's 1 Dayer has brought together Black Dog Riders for an enjoyable and meaningful day of riding, uniting like minded people for a vital mission - raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention. 8 people a day take their lives, and Black Dog Riders uniting together under one banner with one voice aims to amplify a national message of mental health awareness to prevent this tragic loss of life to suicide.

Start the Conversation! Register for Black Dog Ride's 1 Dayer 2018 today!

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 nearly 3,000 lives lost each year. 180 Australians attempt to take their lives each day. 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 illnesses are just that, illnesses. They can be managed and people living with them can lead meaningful, fulfilling lives. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.

Help Black Dog Ride break down barriers and start conversations, join thousands of riders on 18th March 2018 to kick start a national conversation around suicide prevention.

Online Registration Incentive

The awesome Indian Motorcycle are right behind Black Dog Ride! To encourage Black Dog Riders to register online, Indian Motorcycle have generously donated an Indian Scout Bobber valued at $19,995 which will be raffled in on 18th March 2018!

Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer's awesome registration incentive - An Indian Scout Bobber!

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All riders registered online before 9th March 2018 at Midnight AEDT automatically go in the draw to win this fantastic prize! Thank you Indian Motorcycle!

1 Dayer 2018 Locations and Registrations

There are legs of Black Dog Ride's 1 Dayers in every state and territory across Australia. To be in the running to win the awesome Indian Scout you need to register online as a rider before 9th March 2018 at Midnight AEST. Before contacting Black Dog Ride, please read the 1 Dayer Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

Click the state links below to find your local ride information, with coordinator contacts, registration links and flyers, and to register to play your part in raising a national conversation around suicide prevention.

Download the General 1 Dayer Flyer for sharing across forums and sites here.


New South Wales
Bathurst, Byron Bay, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Condobolin, Dubbo, Penrith, South Coast, Taree, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga

Northern Territory

Bundaberg/Fraser Coast, Cairns, Darling Downs, Gold Coast, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Townsville

South Australia
Adelaide (South), Kangaroo Island, Port Augusta

Campbell Town

Albury Wodonga, Ballarat, Geelong, La Trobe, Mildura, Melbourne North, Mornington, North Central VIC, Penshurst, Wangaratta

Western Australia
Avon Valley, Baldivis, Busselton, Denmark, Geraldton, Pilbara

If your region isn't represented here and you'd like to volunteer your time to coordinate a local 1 Dayer in 2019, we'd love to hear from you. Check out the Volunteering section on the website.

Feedback from Black Dog Riders about the 1 Dayer:

"This event is very close to my heart. I suffer with the black dog. My dad lost his battle with the black dog 3 years ago. He loved motorbikes. You riders are AWESOME and raising awareness this means a lot to me!"

"I lost my husband to suicide 15 months ago. I cannot begin to tell you all how much this all meant to me."

"Loved it! I'd really like to thank all the wonderful organisers & volunteers that made this run so smoothly. It's great to see so many donated to the ride & adopted Winstons in a show of solidarity."

"Thanks for the great day. Mum pillioned, the black dog left her utterly catatonic for a year, improving now though. Thanks to all that attended and supported, just seeing that so many people give a sh!t makes a difference. She's livelier this arvo than in ages. Cannot thank you all enough."

"Thanks to each one of you from someone paralysed by the black dog...You are making a difference."

"Great ride, great route and the best organisation by the Black Dog Ride crew! Thanks heaps."

"Black Dog Ride was fantastic this year .....great cause, great company, great weather made for a great ride."

"The black dog got me the worst a few years ago, being on this ride was the first time I had not felt the sick feeling in my stomach from the anxiety."

"From a sufferer of the black dog and anxiety for the last 20yrs I can't thank the riders enough for bringing the much needed attention to such a debilitating disease."

"Thank you...for making public aware of "the black dog" from someone who lives with someone who deals with everyday..."

"Thanks to you all, organisers, volunteers & all the other motorcyclists who turned up. I had a great day riding & came home with another day alive to remember, thanks"

"A great cause, very close to my heart so really happy to be involved in my first ride. This was probably the best organised ride I've ever been on and some great roads. Congratulations on a job well done."

"Was an amazing event and cant wait for next years... Your organisation of the event on the day was amazing and the whole day was massively enjoyed by all..."

"I would catch a taxi to support a cause like this, or walk! No pain would stop me, it's one cause I support strongly!"

"Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to the Black Dog Ride team. It was a magnificent day!"

"This was my first Black Dog Ride and I would like to thank the team for making it a great and safe ride. I enjoyed the day immensely."

"I have seen first hand the the courage, dedication and strength of the Black Dog family in the face of adversity. The message we share is bigger than all of us. Ride on, my friends!"

"Great ride Great cause and thoroughly enjoyed the event."