QLD STATE RIDE (North)
28 July to 3 August
The State Rides will run concurrently with the Black Dog Ride around Australia as it passes through each State.
The QLD State Ride (North) will run from 28th July - 3rd August riding over 2,800kms. Riders can register for the full Ride as a State Rider, up to 3 nights as a Night Rider, or simply for the day as a Day Rider.
Questions? Before registering, please read the State Ride FAQs here.
Ride Coordinator: Ben Price e: firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0448-604-766
Registration: Closed on June 30th. Riders may register in person on the first day of their State Ride at ride check-in. No registrations will be accepted during the ride for safety, catering and logistical reasons.
Fundraising: Start fundraising for Lifeline & MHFA here http://is.gd/BDR2014Fundraising
Townsville to Townsville. Total distance 2,840kms
QLD State Riders (North) will gather at Lifeline North QLD in Townsville on Monday 28th July, setting off on their northern QLD road trip to Cairns, out to Normanton and across to Georgetown before meeting up with Around Australia Riders on the 29th July in Cloncurry. QLD State Riders (North) then head off to complete their epic ride through Longreach and Clermont before arriving back in Townsville, an immense 2,840km ride over 6 days.
Click the map on the right to view the Google Maps route of this awesome awareness raising ride.
Monday 28 July - 327 kms
9.30 Townsville to Tully 205 kms
12.00 Refuel and lunch Tully
1.00 Tully to Cairns 122 kms
2.30 Arrive Cairns
Accommodation:Cairns Sunland Leisure Park. 1800 627 868
Tuesday 29 July - 377 kms
10.00 Cairns to Mt Garnet 188 kms
12.00 Refuel and lunch Mt Garnet
1.00 Mt Garnet to Georgetown 189 kms
3.00 Arriive Georgetown
Accommodation: Mid Way Caravan Park (07) 3171 1409. Contact Karen
Wednesday 30 July - 302 kms
9.00 Georgetown to Croydon 147kms
10.30 Refuel & refresh Croydon
11.00 Croydon to Normanton 155 kms
1.45 Arrive Normanton
Accommodation:Normanton Tourist Park. (07) 4745 1121
Thursday 31 July - 383 kms
9.00 Normanton to Four Ways 200 km
11.00 Refuel & refresh Four Ways
11.30 Four Ways to Cloncurry 183 kms
1.30 Arrive Cloncurry and meet Around Australia Riders
6.00 BDR dinner (Lions)
Accommodation: Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis. Ph. (07) 4742 1313
Friday 1 August - 525 kms
8:30 Cloncurry to Kynuna 182kms
10.30 Refuel & refresh Kynuna
11.00 Kynuna to Winton 165 kms
12.45 Refuel & lunch Winton
2.00 Winton to Longreach 178 kms
4:00 Arrive Longreach
Accommodation: Longreach Tourist Park. 12 Thrush Rd. Phone (07) 4658 1781
Saturday 2 August - 426 kms
10:00 Longreach to Jericho 194km
12.00 Refuel & lunch Jericho
1.00 Jericho to Clermont 232 kms
3:30 Arrive Clermont
Accommodation:Clermont Caravan Park. Haig Street. Phone (07) 4983 1927
Sunday 3 August - 500 kms
8.00 Clermont to Belyando 174 kms
10.00 Refuel & refresh Belyando
10.30 Belyando to Charters Towers 196 kms
12.30 Refuel & lunch Charters Towers
1.30 Charters Towers to Townsville 230 kms
4.00 Arrive Townsville
- Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only.Please ride at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
- Each stop on the Itinerary is deemed a fuel stop. Please check the range of your bike against a map to determine any additional stops you may require.
- It is your responsibility to book accommodation or camp sites and please quote BDR when booking to ensure you receive applicable discounts.
- All meals are at your cost and if you are a registered rider it is presumed (for catering purposes) that you will be attending the organised meals as listed above.