Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2015


16th - 20th August 2015

Join dozens of West Aussie motorbike riders embarking upon a 2000+km epic riding journey for a great cause! WA State Riders will depart from the Swan Valley on 16th August for a 2000+km cruise for a cause close to our hearts.

Before registering, please read the Ride FAQs here and read an important message from the Founder of Black Dog Ride here.

State Riders must register online, they must join the ride at the beginning, and must travel with their group until the designed end point of the ride.

Registrations close on June 10th. No registrations will be accepted during the ride for safety, catering and logistical reasons.

Registered State Riders will receive commemorative Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre cloth patch and stickers in their Rider's Kit which will be dispatched in late July.

The WA State Rider Leg Coordinator is:

Gary Pontifex m: 0401 966 356 e:

Register as a WA State Rider here:

Start your fundraising here:

Perth to Mandurah - Total distance 2056kms

Join us as we adventure around southern WA! All for a worthy cause!

Sunday 16th August - Swan Valley to Kalgoorlie 585 kms

Today's ride is dedicated to the memory of Les James

7.30am Breakfast at Yahava KoffeeWorks Swan Valley (Lions)

9.00am Depart for Kellerberrin 191 kms

11.30pm Refuel. Lunch at Kellerberrin Men's Shed 132 Massingham Street (GEH) (Lions)

12.30pm Depart Kellerberrin for Southern Cross 165 kms

2.15pm Fuel stop at Southern Cross

2.30pm Depart Southern Cross for Kalgoorlie 224 kms

5.00pm Arrive & refuel in Kalgoorlie

6.30pm BDR Buffet dinner Overland Motel. Mates4Mates presentation

Prospector Holiday Park, 9 Ochiltree St, Kalgoorlie Ph: 1800 800 907 (Discount for BDR)
Kalgoorlie Overland Motel, 566 Hannan St Ph: (08) 9021 1433 (Discount for BDR)
Best Western Hospitality Inn, 560 Hannan St Ph: (08) 9021 2888 (Discount for BDR)

Monday 17th August - Kalgoorlie to Esperance 392 kms

7.30am Depart Kalgoorlie for Norseman 189 kms

9.30am Breakfast at Visitor Centre 68 Robert St Norseman.

10.30am Refuel & depart for Esperance. (Red Centre Riders head East). 203 kms

1.00pm Arrive & refuel Esperance

6.30pm Dinner at the Lions Den in Goldfields Rd. Bus from Grove C/P (Lions)

Pine Grove Caravan Park 817 Harbour Rd Esperance 1800 001 466 (Discount for BDR)
Bayview Motel, 31 Dempster St, Esperance Ph: (08) 9071 1533 (Discount for BDR)
Esperance Travellers Inn, Goldfields Rd, Castletown Ph: (08) 9071 1677

Tuesday 18th August - Esperance to Albany 481 kms

8.00am Depart Esperance for Ravensthorpe 188 kms

10.00am Fuel stop in Ravensthorpe

10.30am Depart for Jerramungup 114 kms

11.45am Refuel & lunch Root Pickers Hall 11 Memorial Rd Jerramungup (Lions)

1.00pm Depart Jerramungup for Albany 179 kms

3.00pm Arrive & refuel in Albany

6.30pm Buffet Dinner at Hotel Ibis Styles function room

Hotel Ibis Styles, 369 Albany Highway, Albany Ph: (08) 9841 1177 (Discount for BDR)
Amity Motor Inn, 234 Albany Highway, Albany Ph: (08) 9841 2200 (Discount for BDR)

Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Albany to Busselton 436 kms

9.00am Depart Albany for Pemberton 247 kms

12.00pm Refuel & lunch Pemberton

1.00pm Depart Pemberton for Margaret River 139 kms

2.30pm Arrive Margaret River for afternoon tea at Yahava Koffeeworks

3.30pm Depart for Busselton 50 kms

4.00pm Arrive & refuel Busselton

6.30pm Dinner at Navratna Indian Restaurant (opp accom)

Busselton Villas, 163 Bussell Highway, Busselton Ph: (08) 9752 1175 (Discount for BDR)

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Busselton to Mandurah 232 kms

8.30am Depart for Mandurah 162 kms

10.30am Arrive Mandurah and Final Goodbyes at The Dome

Please note:

After coffee in Mandurah, the organised part of the ride is finished and you are free to head home.

• Times and distances contained in the itinerary are estimates only and you are free to travel at your own pace between stops.
• 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. Please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
• All meals are at your cost and it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above