Black Dog Ride Blog

Opinions, news, and ideas from Steve and Black Dog Ride Bloggers

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01 February 2017

A Message from Black Dog Ride's Board and a letter from Founder Steve Andrews

An important message from the Board of Black Dog Ride Australia, and an open letter to members of the Black Dog Ride Family from our Founder Steve Andrews.

19 December 2016

Black Dog Ride Reflections on 2016

As 2016 winds down, we take time to reflect on the past year. We look back upon the past 12 months and feel pride in the way our Black Dog Ride family has positively impacted so many people and communities across Australia.

19 December 2016

1 Dayer 2017 Online Registration Incentive

The awesome Indian Motorcycle are right behind Black Dog Ride! To encourage Black Dog Riders to register online for our 1 Dayer 2017, Indian Motorcycle have generously donated an Indian Scout valued at $19,995!

19 December 2016

1 Dayer 2017 Registrations Now Open!

Black Dog Ride's iconic annual 1 Dayer aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join your local Black Dog Ride on Sunday March 17 2017!

13 December 2016

Youth Suicide Prevention Program Funded by Black Dog Ride

Declan Crouch was just 13 when he took his life, a tragedy which compelled his devoted Mum Ruth to form the Declan Crouch Fund, which has now launched the Keeping Them Safe Program, a 4 step plan for high schools to tackle teen suicide. Black Dog Ride is proud to have contributed funding to develop this program.

12 December 2016

Black Dog Ride's Jon Benham Wins Pride of Australia

Jon Benham, our Territory Coordinator, has been honoured for his work with Black Dog Ride by winning the NT Pride of Australia Medal for his selfless, tireless actions which enriched the lives of his community members.

10 November 2016

Introducing the Winner of our 2016 BMW Raffle!

We're excited to announce the winner of Black Dog Ride's 2016 BMW Bike Raffle! This year's prize is the amazing all new BMW RnineT Scrambler valued at $21,480, and proceeds from the raffle support Lifeline Australia's and Black Dog Ride's suicide prevention programs.

28 October 2016

Black Dog Ride Around the Fire

In January this year, the WA communities of Preston Beach, Waroona, Yarloop & Harvey were tragically affected by devastating fires. On Sunday 27th November Black Dog Ride is gathering at Preston Beach and will be riding around the fire zones of Yarloop, Harvey and Waroona and meeting with locals to show support for them and raise awareness of the mental health support agencies available to them.

12 August 2016

2016 BMW Bike Raffle Now Open!

We're excited to announce the opening of Black Dog Ride's 2016 BMW Bike Raffle! This year's prize is the amazing all new BMW RnineT Scrambler pictured below, valued at $21,480! Purchase your tickets to win and support two great national suicide prevention charities!

04 August 2016

Black Dog Ride Funds more Lifeline Crisis Counsellors

Black Dog Ride Funds more Lifeline Crisis Counsellors! Shining a light onto a dark topic, Black Dog Ride's fundraising efforts will ensure more trained counsellors are available for people in crisis.