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SATURDAY 28TH & SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2016
WHAT IS THE BANISH THE BLACK DOG CHARITY RIDE?

The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The ride’s major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia. We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

WHO SHOULD GO ON THIS RIDE?

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The ride caters to all riders from relative beginners to experienced with a range of group ride speeds to choose from to suit your own personal capability. Each speed group has their own support vehicle

FAST FACTS

Ride Date:
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2016
Registration Fee:
$195 (register by 1 March to enter the draw to have your registration fee refunded)
Fundraising Target (minimum):
$200
Distance and Trip Duration:
260kms over 2 days
Physical Capability:
A level of fitness to be able to cycle up to 8 hours at a minimum speed of 20kph for 2 days
Accommodation:
Camping at the Ayr Showgrounds (BYO tent)
What is Provided?
Meals, snacks and drinks
Ride jersey
Bike Mechanic
Support Vehicles
Camping Fees
Sunscreen
Live music in camp
Cash bar with the cheapest prices in the Burdekin
A fun weekend
Event Briefing (compulsory):
Friday, 27th May, 6:30pm
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Accommodation:
Camping at the Ayr Showgrounds (BYO tent)

What is Provided?
Meals, snacks and drinks
Ride jersey
Bike Mechanic
Support Vehicles
Camping Fees
Sunscreen
Live music in camp
Cash bar with the cheapest prices in the Burdekin
A fun weekend

Event Briefing (compulsory):
Friday, 27 May, 6:30pm
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WHAT TO BRING ON THE RIDE
You need to bring along the following for loading onto the luggage truck before the Ride Briefing:

Your camping gear: tent, bedding and favourite pillow
Casual clothes for Saturday night
PJs
Towel, toiletries and personal items
Stubby cooler
Torch
Mozzie spray
And don’t forget your tooth brush


NO BAG IS TO WEIGH MORE THAN 20kg. Use an extra bag if necessary.

On the Ride, you can bring along a daypack that we will carry for you in the front support vehicle in each ride group. You will need:

Spare tubes
Bike pump or CO2 canisters
Wet weather gear
Camera
Money to spend at the bar on Saturday night
Personal items: phone, iPod, etc.
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