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Long Ride Home - South Australia

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - South Australia

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: 10am
Start point: OTR Bolivar
Total Distance: 3287km

Daily route & Accommodation

Daily departure & Finish time:

Thursday 3rd October - 325km

Ride departs Adelaide for Port Augusta

Accommodation: Shoreline Caravan Park

Friday 4th October - 469km

Port Augusta to Ceduna

Accommodation: Ceduna East West Motel

Saturday 5th October - 493km

Ceduna to Eucla

Accommodation: Eucla Motel or Border Village RH

Sunday 6th October - 518km

Eucla to Balladonia

Accommodation: Balladonia Hotel Motel or Caiguna Roadhouse(before Balladonia)

Monday 7th October - 394km

Balladonia to Esperance 

Accommodation: ** TWO NIGHTS REQUIRED** Comfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance Beachfront Resort

Tuesday 8th October - 


Wednesday 9th October - 481km

Esperance to Albany

Accommodation: Motel Le Grande, Panorama Caravan Park, BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park, Country Comfort Amity Motel

Thursday 10th October - 343km

Albany - Margaret River

Accommodation: Higgins Lane Motel, RAC Margaret River Nature Park, Adamson's Riverside Accommodation, Stay Margaret River, Margaret River Tourist Park

Friday 11th October - 264Km

Margaret River - Fremantle

Accommodation: ***THREE NIGHTS REQUIRED*** Ocean Beach Hotel

Saturday 12th October

Celebration Dinner in Fremantle - all states

Sunday 13th October - 219km

Thunder run to Busselton - Home of the Black Dog Ride

Monday 14th October:

RETURN TRIP - if you are interested in riding back as a group, please contact the coordinator


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.


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.

SA Black Dog Riders

Ride Coordinator

Your coordinator for this ride is Craig Goodman. You can reach Craig via email on 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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