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Long Ride Home - Tasmania

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - Tasmania

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: 7.30am, 29th September
Start point: Castle Cafe - 24 Pakington St, Geelong West
Total Distance: 4002km

Daily route & Accommodation



Daily departure & Finish time: 8am to 4pm

Saturday 28th September - Spirit Overnight

Sunday 29th September - 308km

Gather at King of the Castle Cafe 24 Pakington Street Geelong West for breakfast and coffee and meet up with riders joining the Tasmanian ride 7.30am

Ride departs King of the Castle Cafe Geelong for Warrnambool via The Great Ocean Road

Accommodation: Discovery Park Warrnambool or motel of choice

Monday 30th September - 360km

Ride departs Warrnambool for Kingston SE via Portland

Accommodation: Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park or motel of choice

Tuesday 1st October – 541km

Ride departs Kingston SE for Kadina via Victor Harbour

Accommodation: Kadina Village Motel

Wednesday 2nd October – 393km

Ride departs Wallaroo on the Spencer Gulf Searoad Ferry for Lucky Bay and the on to Streaky Bay.

MUST BOOK SPENCER GULF SEAROAD FERRY (08) 8823 0777 6.5 hours including ferry

Accommodation: Discovery Park Foreshore or motel of choice

Thursday 3rd October – 591km

Ride departs Streaky Bay for Border Village

Accommodation: Border Village Roadhouse

Friday 4th October – 721km

Ride departs Border Village for Norseman

Accommodation: Acclaim Gateway Tourist Park, Railway Hotel (Motel)

Saturday 5th October – 203km

Ride departs Norseman for Esperance

Accommodation: Esperance Bay Holiday Park or motel of choice 2 nights

Sunday 6th October – Rest Day

Esperance at leisure

Monday 7th October – 492km

Ride departs Esperance for Albany

Accommodation: Albany Holiday Park or Motel of choice 2 nights

Tuesday 8th October – Rest Day

Albany at leisure

Wednesday 9th October – 344km

Ride departs Albany for Margaret River

Accommodation: Margaret River Tourist Park 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cabins or motel of choice 2 nights

Thursday 10th October – Rest Day

Margaret River at leisure

Friday 11th October – 268km

Ride departs Margaret River for Fremantle

Accommodation: The Local Hotel or motel of choice 2 or 3 nights

Saturday 12th October

Celebration Dinner in Freemantle – All states @ Gage Roads Brewery

Sunday 13th October – 219km

Thunder run to Busselton – Home of the Black Dog Ride

Accommodation: Busselton Motel, Esplanade Motel

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.

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.

Tas Black Dog Riders

Ride Coordinator

Your coordinator for this ride is Jeremy Gill. You can reach Jeremy via email on tas@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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