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Long Ride Home - New South Wales

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - New South Wales

Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us on this epic journey to the Home of the Black Dog Ride!

We will have ride groups from all states and territories of Australia travelling to meet up at our final destination, Fremantle WA, followed by the optional Busselton Thunder Run - Home of the Black Dog Ride. 

Ride Registration

Registrations to ride all the way to Fremantle with Black Dog Ride are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 31st August 2024.

Registration for the FULL Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride 
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Fremantle 
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home cloth patch, round ride decal, Black Dog Rider sticker and bumper sticker
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home tee shirt
  • Commemorative Long Ride Home wristband
  • Black Dog Ride Long Ride Home celebration dinner, Saturday 12th October, including a welcome drink
  • Entry and participation in the all states group ride, Busselton Thunder Run - Home of the Black Dog Ride Sunday morning, 13th October

Ride Itinerary 

The broad itinerary for this ride is as follows.

Check in time: 
Start point: Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Total Distance: 3831km

Daily route & Accommodation



Thursday 3rd Oct 2024 Meet & Greet, Riders brief at the Thomas Blamey Hotel 6pm - 55 Main St, Lake Albert.

Courtesy bus available please call and book (02 6922 6677) 

Collection of rider packs.

Daily departure time:
9am

Daily Rider Briefing:

Friday 4th October - 524km - 5.43hrs

Wagga Wagga to Euston

Accommodation: Euston Cabin Park, 03 5026 4244, 10 Nixon St, Euston NSW 2737
http://www.eustonclub.com.au/

Saturday 5th October - 618km - 6.49hrs

Euston to Port Augusta

Accommodation: Shoreline Caravan Park, 08 8642 2965, Gardiner Ave, Port Augusta West SA 5700
http://www.shorelinecaravanpark.com.au/

Sunday 6th October - 467km - 4.48hrs

Port Augusta to Ceduna

Accommodation: BIG4 Ceduna Tourist Park, 08 8625 2150, 29 McKenzie St, Ceduna SA 5690
http://www.cedunatouristpark.c...

Monday 7th October - 296km - 3.05hrs

Ceduna to Nullabor Road House

Accommodation: Nullarbor Roadhouse, 08 8625 6271, Eyre Highway, Nullarbor SA 5690
https://www.nullarborroadhouse...

Tuesday 8th October - 714km - 7.19hrs

Nullabor Roadhouse to Balladonia

Accommodation: Balladonia Hotel Motel, 08 9039 3453, Eyre Hwy, Balladonia WA 6443
http://www.balladoniahotelmotel.com.au/


Wednesday 9th &10th October - 375km - 3.58hrs

Balladonia to Kalgoorlie

Accommodation: Discovery Parks - Kalgoorlie Goldfields, 1800 004 800, 286 Burt St, Boulder WA 6432

Friday 11th October - 333km - 3.34hrs

Kalgoorlie to Merridin

Accommodation: Merredin Tourist Park, 08 9041 1535, 2 Oat St, Merredin WA 6415
http://www.merredintouristpark...

Saturday 12th October - 285km - 3.13hrs

Merredin to Fremantle

Celebration Dinner in Fremantle - all states

Accommodation: The Norfolk Hotel, 08 9335 5405, 47 South Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160
http://www.norfolkhotel.com.au...

Sunday 13th October - 219km

Thunder run to Busselton - Home of the Black Dog Ride

Merchandise

From the month of April 2024 we will make our Limited Edition Long Ride Home Merchandise available for pre-order online through our shop, HERE

Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop HERE.

Black Dog Ride X Indian Motorcycle 2024 Raffle

Grab your ticket for a chance to win one of our awesome monthly prizes or one of the 2 amazing bikes up for grabs. The 2nd Prize will be drawn in June and the 1st Prize will be drawn on the 12th October at the end of our Long Ride Home. 

Get your tickets HERE.

Fundraising

Start your fundraising efforts HERE. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Ride Preparation

It is imperative that riders ensure their bike is registered, roadworthy, and in proper working order, ready for the significant distance ride ahead. It is also imperative that riders and pillion passengers are fit and well enough for the journey. Black Dog Ride does not take responsibility for these matters.

Share the Ride

Each state has a Facebook Group to help you connect with fellow riders. Once you have registered for this ride you can go to your state's Facebook Group and apply for membership. Here's the link to the state group.

NSW Black Dog Riders

Ride Coordinator

Your coordinator for this ride is Nerolie Falconer. You can reach Nerolie via email on nsw@blackdogride.org.au if you have any specific questions about the ride.

The safety and wellbeing of all Black Dog Ride participants is our priority: While participating in Black Dog ride events, at any time where you are, or are likely to be, in control of a vehicle, the consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited. At all times, the use of illegal substances is prohibited. At the conclusion of the event or days documented riding, and/or if an event includes multiple days, including evening social events and meals, we expect your decision to consume alcohol to be in moderation and within legal limitations. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in your immediate disqualification from further participation in the event, and no refunds will be given


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