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Long Ride Home - Western Australia

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Black Dog Ride's Long Ride Home - Western 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 detailed ride itinerary and accommodation options are currently being planned and will be updated online. Please do not book accommodation until you receive that update, as we will have some suggestions for each stop. That helps keep everyone together as well. 

The broad itinerary for this ride is as follows.

Check in: Northam Rec Centre - Peel Terrace, Northam WA 6401
Start point:
Northam Rec Centre WA
Total Distance:
3,628kms

Daily route & Accommodation

Daily departure & Finish time: 

Saturday 5th October - Registrations Check in - Day 0

Meet & Greet from 4pm - 6pm

BBQ Dinner with Northam Lions/Mens Shed at the Northam Rec Centre 

Accommodation: 

Rec Hotel Ph 9670 3450
Northam Motel Ph 9622 1755
Riverside Hotel Ph 9622 1023
Northam Caravan Pk Ph 9622 1620

Sunday 6th October - Day 1 - 690kms - This day is a long ride, so be prepared.....

Northam to Dalwallinu - 178kms

Dalwallinu to Paynes Find - 174kms

Paynes Find to Mt Magnet - 143kms

Mt Magnet to Cue - 80kms

Cue to Meekatharra - 115kms

Accommodation: Stay in Meekatharra

Meekathara Caravan Pk Ph 9981 1253
Commercial Hotel Ph 9981 1020
Auski Motel Ph 9981 1433

Monday 7th October - Day 2 - 418kms

Meekatharra to Kumarina - 224kms

Kumarina to Capricorn - 122kms

Capricorn to Newman - 72kms

Accommodation: Stay in Newman

Red Sands Ph 9175 9555 
Newman Hotel Ph 9175 9300
Capricorn Village Ph 0429 940612 
Oasis Motel Ph 9328 1100
Seasons Motel Ph 9177 8666 
Mia Mia Ph 0499 800100

Tuesday 8th October - Day 3 - 453kms

Newman to Munjina - 193kms

Munjina to Port Hedland - 260kms

Accommodation: Stay in Port Hedland

Discovery Caravan Park Ph 9173 1271 
Hospitality Motel Ph 9173 1044
Esplanade Motel Ph 9173 9700 
Walkabout Motel Ph 9172 4111
Lodge Motel Ph 9172 2188

Wednesday 9th October - Day 4 - 500kms - Another Big days ride...

Port Hedland to Roebourne - 201kms

Roebourne to Fortescue BP Roadhouse

Fortescue BP roadhouse to Nanutarra

Accommodation: Stay in Nanutarra

Nanutarra Roadhouse Ph 9943 0521
There is only one place in Nanutarra and when I checked (Thurs 9/4/24) there were
21 camp sites
17 Single rooms
7 Double rooms
4 family cabins (sleep 4)

Thursday 10th October - Day 5 - 367kms

Nanutarra to Manilya Bridge - 228kms

Minilya to Carnarvon - 139kms

Accommodation: Stay in Carnarvon

Outback Oasis Ph 9941 1439 
Carnavon Motel Ph 9941 0600
Coral Coast Motel Ph 9941 1438
Discovery Caravan Pk Ph 9941 8150
Capricorn Caravan Pk Ph 9941 8153 
N W Lifestyle Ph 9941 1277
Big4 Plantation Caravan Pk Ph 9941 8100

Friday 11th October - Day 6 - 477kms

Carnarvon to Wooramel Roadhouse - 123kms

Wooramel Roadhouse to BP Meadow - 123kms

BP Meadow to Northampton - 181kms

Northampton to Geraldton - 50kms

Accommodation: Stay in Geraldton

Heaps of hotels/motels/caravan parks. Some suggestions are:
Belair Caravan Pk Ph 9921 1997
Geraldton Caravan Pk Ph 9938 1222
Big4 Sunset Beach Caravan Pk Ph 9938 1655
Drummond Cove Caravan Pk Ph 9938 2524
Sails Geraldton Ph 9921 6111
Ocean Centre Hotel Ph 9921 7777
Wintersun Hotel Ph 9923 1211

Saturday 12th October -  Day 7 - 506kms

Geraldton to Dongara - 64kms

Dongara to Eneabba - 146kms

Eneabba to Cataby

Cataby to Fremantle

Celebration Dinner in Fremantle - all states

Accommodation: Stay in Fremantle

Sunday 13th October - 217km

Thunder run to Busselton - Home of the Black Dog Ride

Fremantle to Midway Roadhouse - 100kms

Midway to Busselton - 217kms

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.

WA Black Dog Riders

Ride Coordinator

Your coordinator for this ride is Steve Ingram. You can reach Steve via email on wa@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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