Black Dog Ride to the Top End 2018

QLD LEG
Moreton Bay to Darwin Itinerary
11th - 18th August 2018

Join dozens of Black Dog Riders from the Sunshine State and embark upon a 3,900km epic journey of discovery and awareness to the Top End of Australia!


Ride Coordination Team

Ride Coordinator
Michael Young m: 0411-692-748 e: qld@blackdogride.com.au

Rider Liaison
TBA

Please read the Ride FAQs HERE before contacting the Team.


Registration

Register for the ride here: http://topend2018qld.eventbrite.com.au/

Rider's partners are welcome to join us for Top End Finale Functions! They can register for these celebrations here: https://topend2018celebrations.eventbrite.com.au/

Registrations close 30th July.


Fundraising

Fundraising for Black Dog Ride's Top End 2018 will support community based mental health and suicide prevention programs. Start your fundraising here: https://blackdogride.giveeasy.org/fundraising_event/topend2018/

Don't want to set up a fundraising page? Please consider sharing the Top End 2018 Donation link amongst your friends, family, club and colleagues: https://black-dog-ride.giveeasy.org/black-dog-ride-to-the-top-end-2018


Ride Flyers

General Top End 2018 Flyer

Black Dog Ride to the Top End 2018 General Flyer ThumbnailThis flyer mentions all state legs and is great for sharing with bike clubs and dealerships.

Download the JPEG for sharing across Facebook, Twitter etc, emails and forums HERE

Download the PDF which is hi-res and ready for printing out HERE

QLD Leg - Top End 2018 Flyers

This flyer is specific to the QLD leg of the ride.

Download the JPEG for sharing across Facebook, Twitter etc, emails and forums HERE

Download the PDF which is hi-res and ready for printing out HERE

Top End 2018 Community Flyers

These flyers are sharing in the communities Black Dog Ride will be visiting, with a space for you or the community members to write details in and pin up at local noticeboards.

Download the low-res JPEG blank community flyer HERE

Download the hi-res PDF blank community flyer HERE

Download a low-res MS Word flyer with Text Box for editing HERE


RIDE ITINERARY

Moreton Bay to Darwin
11th - 18th August 2018
3,853kms

Black Dog Ride to the Top End 2018 QLD Map

The QLD Leg of Top End 2018 departs on Saturday 11th August, arrives in Darwin on 17th August with the Ride Finale on Saturday 18th August. If you're unable to join the entire ride, day riders options are available, please click the registration link above. BikesOnly has also discounted transport for Black Dog Rider bikes back to capital cities to enable you to fly home if needed. Details below.

View the Ride Map of the QLD leg of Top End 2018 in Google Maps HERE

Once you register, we will be in touch with you via email with updates and information.


Saturday 11th August - Old Petrie Town to Bundaberg - 340kms

7.30am Arrive for brekky, coffee, catch up, at Old Petrie Town Village, 901 Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah

9.30am Depart for Bundaberg via Gympie

Route and community engagements coming soon!

Accomodation:
Bundaberg East Cabin & Tourist Park
83 Princess St, Bundaberg East QLD 4670
Ph: 07 4152 8899 E: info@bundabergtouristpark.com.au

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Sunday 12th August - Bundaberg to Mackay - 623kms

Via Rockhampton and Gladstone

Accommodation:
Central Tourist Park
15 Malcomson Street
Ph: Julie 4957 6141

Special deal for Black Dog Riders, $80 per villa. They have also given us use of BBQ area and pool.


Monday 13th August - Mackay to Charters Towers - 525kms

Via Bowen and Townsville

Accommodation:
Dalrymple Tourist Park
24-26 Dalrymple Road Qld 4820 Charters Towers
Ph: 07 47871121 E: stay@dalrymplevanpark.com.au

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Tuesday 14th August - Charters Towers to Mt Isa - 769kms

Via Hughendon and Julia Creek

Accomodation:
Discovery Holiday Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa
Barkly Highway (140 Marian Street) Mount Isa
Ph: 1800 664 418 (Freecall)

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Wednesday 15th August - Mt Isa to Tennant Creek - 665kms

Communal Lunch provided by SES

Via Camooweal and Barkly Homestead

Dinner with VIC and TAS Black Dog Riders with Tennant Creek Lions. Bus to and from dinner provided.

Accomodation:
Bluestone Motor Inn
1 Paterson St (Stuart Hwy) Tennant Creek
Phone: (08) 8962 2617

CAMPING ONLY:
Outback Caravan Park
71 Peko Rd, Tennant Creek
(08) 8962 2459

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Thursday 16th August - Tennant Creek to Mataranka - 570kms

Assemble and meet all riders, prepare for escort to Darwin

Dinner - Casual dinner with Black Dog Riders from QLD, VIC, TAS and SA

Accomodation:
Mataranka Homestead, Homestead Rd, Mataranka NT 0852
Phone: (08) 8975 4544, Email: matarankahomestead@bigpond.com.au
Website: www.matarankahomestead.com.au

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride, and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Friday 17th August - Mataranka to Darwin - 425kms

Assemble at Mataranka for group ride to Katherine - 108kms

Meet All National Black Dog Riders, escort to Darwin - 317kms

Evening - Casual Sundowner onsite at Club Tropical/Lee Point Resort

Accommodation:
Club Tropical Resort, 622 Lee Point Rd.
Apoartments, Villas, Deluxe Rooms
Website: http://clubtropicalresortdarwin.com.au/
Phone: 08 8944 8500
Email: reservations@clubtropicalresortdarwin.com.au

Lee Point Village Resort, 622 Lee Point Rd.
Caravan Park, Cabins, Camping
Website: http://www.leepointvillageresort.com.au/
Phone: 08 8945 0535
Email: info@leepointvilllageresort.com.au

Please let them know you're with Black Dog Ride and if you're willing to share a room with other Black Dog Riders.


Saturday 18th August - Darwin

5.30pm Bus to Finale at Crocosaurus Cove

After the Finale Experience, the organised part of Black Dog Ride's Top End 2018 is finished. You are free to stay on in Darwin (please book early), tour the region, head home or continue travelling.

Important Ride Notes

  • Please note that times and distances contained in the Itinerary are estimates only
  • 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

Accommodation

To ensure you get accommodation within your preferred budget at the stated accomodation venues listed on itineriaries, please make your booking as soon as you've registered. We will be visiting the area in the peak tourist season and demand for all accommodation will be very high.

Please ensure you let the venue know you're with Black Dog Ride to receive any applicable discounts, and if you're willing to share the room.


Bike Shipping from Darwin

If time is short and you need to get back home straight after the Ride, long time Black Dog Ride supporters Bikes Only are offering a fantastic deal to freight your bike home from Darwin.

Contact Manelle on (07) 3219-7000 or manager@bikesonly.com.au to make your booking.

Special prices for registered Black Dog Riders are:

DARWIN TO:

ADELAIDE $930

BRISBANE $760

CANBERRA $830

MELBOURNE $930

PERTH $1010

SYDNEY $850

TASMANIA (DEVONPORT) $1360

Prices are per bike and includes GST. Prices, which include transit insurance, are to depots in each destination city.

Panniers and top boxes are included, however do not overload your bike.

This service has limited capacity so book early if you want to "Ride and Fly". The Darwin bike drop off location will be shared with registered riders via email closer to the date of departure.

They only require payment 2 weeks prior to pick up so you can book now to secure the space.