Black Dog Ride Blog

Latest news from Black Dog Ride around the nation

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04 April 2018

Save the Date for Black Dog Ride's Top End 2018!

In August this year, hundreds of Black Dog Riders will embark on a life changing journey culminating in our arrival in Darwin on the 17th August in celebration of the coming together of Black Dog Riders from every corner of the country, united on our mission to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention!

12 March 2018

Winner of 1 Dayer 2018 Online Registration Incentive

For the second consecutive year, Indian Motorcycle generously donated an Indian Scout Bobber valued at $19,995 for an online registration incentive, encouraging Black Dog Riders to register online for our iconic 1 Dayer in March. Here is the lucky winner...

09 March 2018

World Superbikes 2018 Wrap Up!

Last month Black Dog Ride headed to Phillip Island as the Charity of Choice for the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to make some noise for mental health, and what a week, full of new friendships, thousands of conversations, awesome racing and ultimately shining a national spotlight onto mental health.

24 January 2018

1 Dayer 2018 Launched

Regos for Black Dog Ride's iconic annual 1 Dayer have opened! Help Black Dog Ride break down barriers and start conversations, join thousands of riders on 18th March to kick start a national conversation around suicide prevention. Register before 9th March and you could WIN an Indian Scout!

03 September 2017

Tasmania 2017 Registrations Are Open!

Black Dog Ride’s inaugural adventure to the Apple Isle departs in late October from every corner of the country to kickstart a national conversation about mental health, meeting in Hobart to celebrate this inspiring grassroots suicide prevention ride.

03 September 2017

Blazing a Trail of Wellness for WA Prison Officers

The West Australian Prison Officer's Union wanted to shine a spotlight on mental health amongst WA Prison Officers, and invited Black Dog Ride along to share our story.

03 September 2017

Brainstorming the Road Ahead for Black Dog Ride

Facing a crossroads this year, the BDR brains trust came together to evaluate and assess the internal and external environment of Black Dog Ride; develop measurable objectives going forward; and work towards establishing the vision and values which drives Black Dog Ride's direction, sustainability and outcomes as a suicide prevention charity into the future.

01 September 2017

From Masterchef to Motorcycles

Masterchef Australia contestant Ben Bullock is embarking on an adventure like no other that will take him half way around the world on a Hunter motorcycle from Perth WA to Perth, Scotland. This ride has a purpose: Ben wants to inspire people to go out "become involved" and "have a go". Being engaged and involved is one of the best ways to beat the black dog.

15 August 2017

Denmark Does It Again!

Black Dog Riders in Regional WA Fund MHFA Training For 55 Community Members! Sunday July 22nd marked the day when 55 community members in and around Denmark WA had been trained in Mental Health First Aid by Black Dog Ride funded courses.

23 June 2017

1 Dayer Raffle Winner Rides Away on His Indian

Black Dog Rider David Goddard was stunned when his ride Coordinators, Merv and Julie Storton, announced at lunch during the Fleurieu 1 Dayer that he was the winner of Black Dog Ride's Registration Incentive Raffle. The prize? An awesome Indian Scout valued at $19,995!