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QLD Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2020

Sat 15th Aug 2020, 8:00 am - Sat 22nd Aug 2020, 10:00 pm


$100 - $390 AUD

$100 - $390 AUD

Black Dog Ride

QLD Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2020

Date and Time

Sat 15th Aug 2020, 8:00 am - Sat 22nd Aug 2020, 10:00 pm
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Woodpecker Bar & Grill
Rowley &, Facer Rd, Burpengary QLD 4505, Australia

Event description

QLD Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 2020

Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre 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 beautiful red centre of our great country.

We will have ride groups from all states and territories of Australia travelling to meet up at our final destination, Alice Springs NT. Riders from the Northern Territory will join the Queensland ride group in Tennant Creek to form a combined QLD/NT ride group to go on to Alice Springs. 

Please read the following information and browse the FAQs section if you have any questions about this iconic Ride.

Ride Registration

Registrations to ride all the way to Alice Springs with Black Dog Ride are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 31st July 2020.

Registration for the full Black Dog Ride, Red Centre 2020 includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Alice Springs
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2020, 10 year anniversary cloth patch, small round sticker and two large stickers
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2020, 10 year anniversary lapel pin
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2020, 10 year anniversary T Shirt
  • Entry and participation in the Alice Springs all states group ride, Saturday morning, 22nd August
  • Black Dog Ride Red Centre 2020, 10 year anniversary celebration dinner, Saturday 22nd August (drinks not included)

Ride Itinerary

The detailed ride itinerary and accommodation options will be sent to you in early 2020. 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: Check in Saturday, 15th August 2020 at 7:00am, departure at 9:00am.

Start point: Woodpeckers Bar and Grill, Cnr Rowley & Facer Rd's, Burpengary Meadows QLD 4505. There will be a separate northern starting point at Caltex Paget City Gates, Cnr Bruce Highway and Empire st Paget, Mackay 4740 with registration from 7.30am. 

Total Distance: Burpengary Meadows to Alice Springs - total distance 3,504 kms

Daily route:

Saturday August 15th - 556 kms (Burpengary to Biloela)
Sunday August 16th - 355 kms (Biloela to Emerald)
Monday August 17th - 416 kms (Emerald to Longreach)
Tuesday August 18th - 395 kms (Longreach to Hughenden via Winton)
Wednesday August 19th - 522 kms (Hughenden to Mt Isa)
Thursday August 20th - 660 kms (Mt Isa to Tennant Creek)
Friday 21st August - 508 (Tennant Creek to Alice Springs) 

Saturday 22nd August end of ride events: 

All States and territories 1/2 hour group ride in Alice Springs on Saturday 22nd August, check in at 9:00am for 9:30am departure, location to be advised. 

All states and territories celebration dinner in Alice Springs, 6:00pm Saturday 22nd August, venue to be advised.

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.

From February 2020 Black Dog Ride will be sending Rider Updates via email periodically in the lead-up to the ride. Please read these updates to become aware of the information contained in these updates prior to the ride start.

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 QLD and NT groups.




Start your Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre Fundraising here:


All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


For the month of May 2020 we will make our Polo Shirts and Red Centre 2020 T Shirts available to order online through our shop. This will also be announced in a rider update, and in our Newsletter, closer to the time.

Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop via our website, www.blackdogride.org.au.

Ride Coordinator

You Coordinator for this ride is Michael Young, Queensland State Coordinator. You can reach Michael via email on qld@blackdogride.org.au if you have any specific questions about the ride.

Refund Policy

Refunds are available 1 month prior to the event

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Black Dog Ride began in 2009 as a ride to raise awareness of depression, evolving into a national charity involving thousands of Australians who have raised millions for mental health programs and fostered mental health awareness around the nation. Join us on our mission to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. http://www.blackdogride.com.au

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