Black Dog Ride Blog

Latest news from Black Dog Ride around the nation

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10 May 2019

10th Anniversary Ride & State Rides Coming Up!

On the 10th Anniversary of the ride that inspired a nation, Black Dog Riders will embark on a 15,696km epic journey of personal discovery and community awareness. Get involved and register for the lap today. State Rides open next week!

17 April 2019

Cromwell Property Group Foundation Proudly Supports Black Dog Ride

Last year the Cromwell Property Group Foundation donated $12,000. Recently, Black Dog Ride's gratefully received a $46,670.79 donation from the Cromwell for our suicide prevention projects.

20 March 2019

Vale Don Jupp

Well known Geraldton local Don Jupp was involved in a fatal traffic accident on Sunday 17th March. “Don, better known as Juppy, was a rider all his life. Black Dog Ride was a cause he was passionate about and a cause close to his heart,”

28 January 2019

1 Dayer 2019 Registrations Open!

On the third Sunday of March, Black Dog Ride is uniting together under one banner with one voice on one single day to amplify a national message of hope, awareness and prevention. Help us start the conversation to prevent suicide by joining thousands of Black Dog Riders on 17th March 2019.

21 December 2018

Bumper December 2018 Newsletter Out Now

With news about our Head Office relocation, a heartwarming story about a cattleman with a passion for suicide prevention, retiring and incoming volunteers and staff, and upcoming rides including the Expressions of Interest for our 2019 Around Australia Ride, take a break from the festive season rush and have a read here.

20 December 2018

Black Dog Ride's Betty Retires

Our brilliant Betty Parssey barely needs an introduction. Having volunteered for Black Dog Ride as our Apple Isle Coordinator from the very beginning, Betty is known and loved nationwide Black Dog Riders. This year our wonderful friend, mentor, and local leader retires.

14 December 2018

Conversations with Clementine

Peter Milton has been supporting Black Dog Ride's mission since 2011, when he purchased, raised and auctioned a steer at the Perth Royal Show to benefit Black Dog Ride. In the 8 years since then, Peter has raised $90,000 for Black Dog Ride with the steer auctions, but even more impressive are the countless - and potentially lifesaving - conversations around depression and suicide prevention initiated by these steers (who are usually called Winston!).

01 November 2018

Black Dog Ride heads back to the Superbikes in 2019!

In February 2019, hundreds of Black Dog Riders will be once again making some noise for mental health, en route to Phillip Island. Black Dog Ride is pleased to advise that it has renewed its place as the Official charity partner for the Australian Yamaha Finance Round of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held in February 2019 at Phillip Island. This marks the second year we've been involved. Join us on the ride and trackside...

03 May 2018

Post Me To Splendour!

A handful of West Aussies are riding from West to East on the iconic Posty Bike to support Black Dog Ride's mission of riding to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention, culminating in a celebration of their achievements at Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass music festival.

04 April 2018

Registrations Open for 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!