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Long Ride Home - Victoria

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - Victoria

    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 : Halls Gap Tavern, 124 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Vic
    Start point: Halls Gap Victoria
    Total Distance: 3,800 km

    Daily route & Accommodation

    Average Daily departure & Finish time: 8am to 4pm

    Monday 30th September

    Check-in 4pm and Dinner 6.30pm at Halls Gap Tavern, Vic


    Halls Gap Tavern 0353 564232, Breeze Holiday Park 0353 564251, Country Plaza Motel 0353 564344, Pinnacle Holiday Lodge 0353 564249

    Tuesday 1st October - 469km

    Ride departs Halls Gap for Mt Gambier

    Dinner Function at Federal Hotel. 


    Central Caravan Park 0887 254472. Federal Hotel 0887 231099, Southgate Motel 0887 231175, The Henty Motel 0877 254100, Red Carpet Motel 0877 254100, Park Hotel 0872 67500

    Wednesday 2nd October - 367km

    Ride departs Mt Gambier for Robe and The Bend

    Dinner Function and optional Track ride


    Rydges Motel 0881 655730. The Bend Caravan Park 0881 655740

    Thursday 3rd October - 439km

    Ride departs The Bend for Kadina and Port Augusta. 

    Joint dinner with South Australian riders.


    (2 Nights required) Shoreline Caravan Park 0886 422965. Standpipe Motor Inn 0886 424033. Comfort Inn and Suites 0886 422488. Motel Poinsettia 0886 422411, Augusta Courtyards 0886 423622, Echo Motel 0886 422540

    2nd Night Dinner @ Western Hotel

    Friday 4th October 

    Day off - options of a day ride to Parachilna or on a Gap run.

    Dinner Function at Western Hotel

    Saturday 5th October - 469km 

    Ride departs Port Augusta for Ceduna


    Ceduna East West Motel 0886 252101, Foreshore Caravan Park 1300 666 290, Shelley Beach Caravan Park 0886 252012

    Sunday 6th October - 493km

    Riders depart individually from Ceduna for their chosen destination.


    Eucla Motel and Eucla Caravan Park 0890 393468. Border Village Road House 0890 393474

    Monday 7th October - 491km

    Riders depart individually from their accommodation for Caiguna and/or Balladonia


    Caiguna Roadhouse 0890 393459 and Balladonia Hotel 0890 393453

    Tuesday 8th October - 404km

    Riders Depart individually from their accommodation to Kalgoorlie


    Need 2 Nights Discovery Parks Caravan Park 0890 937500, Goldminer Caravan Park 0483 314113. Big 4 Acclaim Prospector CV Park 0890 212524 Overland Hotel 0890 211433 The View on Hannans 0890 913333 Quest Yelverton 0890 228181

    2nd Night Dinner@ Overland Hotel

    Wednesday 9th October

    Day off

    Dinner Function at Overland Hotel

    Thursday 10th October - 496.5km

    Ride departs Kalgoorlie for Northam

    Final Group Dinner Function Booked at Rec Hotel


    The Rec Hotel Dukes Inn 0896 703450, Northam Caravan Park 0896 221620, Riverside Hotel 0896 221023, Fairway Manor 0490 719320, Northam Motel 0896 221755

    Friday 11th October - 119.5km

    Ride departs Northam for Fremantle


    2 nights required - Hougamont Hotel 0861 606800. New Haus 0861 606800. Esplenade Hotel 0894 324000. Quest Fremantle 0894 339400. The Norfolk Hotel 0893 355405, Be. Fremantle 0894 303888

    2nd night dinner @ Gage Roads Brewery

    Saturday 12th October

    Celebration Dinner in Fremantle - all states @ Gage Roads Brewery

    Sunday 13th October - 219km

    Thunder run to Busselton - Home of the Black Dog Ride


    Esplenade Motel 0897 521078, Jetty CV Park 0897 521516, The Royal Palms resort 0897 523611, Busselton Motel 0897 521544

    Optional 2nd Night stay and "Muck Up Day Monday" in Busselton for a final shindig.


    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.

    VIC Black Dog Riders

    Ride Coordinator

    Your coordinator for this ride is Bernie Garvey. You can reach Bernie 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 is discouraged and consumption beyond legal limits 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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