Black Dog Ride Blog

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

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16 May 2017

Tasmania 2017 Registrations Now Open!

Black Dog Riders in every state and territory depart in October to ride throughout regional Australia, raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention, culminating in a national meet up in the Apple Isle!

24 April 2017

Black Dog Ride Welcomes First Aboriginal MHFA Instructor

Australia's Indigenous communities suffer the highest suicide rates in the world. The road ahead, of healing and hope, will be a long one but each step takes us closer to strong healthy resilient communities. Black Dog Ride is immensely proud to announce that the first Black Dog Ride funded AMHFA Instructor has been trained and is already training others in her community.

09 February 2017

Black Dog Ride Announces Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Black Dog Ride are pleased to announce that our Wangaratta Coordinator Jim Redmond will be Black Dog Ride's Interim CEO to manage the planned March 1 Dayer and October's Black Dog Ride to Tasmania.

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.