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SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017
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:
May 27th & Sunday 28th 2017
Registration Fee:
The 2017 registration fee will be confirmed by Dec 2016
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, 26th May, 6:30pm
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Our Sponsors

Rod Johnstone Group
Lillywhite Group
Riverview Tavern
Fuel Cafe
Sky Snacks
Bayswater Road Radiators
Duo Magazine
NPS Corporate Pty Ltd
Top Brand Cycles
Universal Cranes
Loan Market
Verve Design
Emmett Technique
Meteor Hire
Ede Events
Ayr Entertainment
Bridges Finance
Neverfail
The GO Townsville

Fundraising and Donations

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FACEBOOK FEED

9 out of 10 law enforcement officers in Ayr say Banish the Black Dog's Saturday night party is always a hit and this year is no exception.

This admin was not involved last year but is fairly confident this photo shows two of our riders being released on bail for partying too hard the night before (disclaimer: probably not true).

Come along for the ride and join us for some social fun in Ayr on Saturday night.
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Banish the Black Dog's fashion committee is planning a radical new design for our jersey this year. Will you look as stylish as this on the road in May? ...

With less than 20 days until registration closes, it's important to follow up with your mates to get them registered for the ride!

We're not far short of having the most registrations we've ever had on the ride, so let's see if we can set a new record in 2017!
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There is less than 50 days to the ride, so it is important to start putting some mileage on those legs!Training groups are under way and from Top Brand Cycles on Saturday mornings. Come and join us and get ready to ride in May! 🙂 ...

Did you see the article featuring the Banish the Black Dog Ride in the latest Success North Queensland Magazine? (Formerly Success Business Magazine)

If you missed it, never fear! It can be found on our website here: banishtheblackdog.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Banish-the-Black-Dog-Ride-Article-Success.pdf

Please share on your walls and get the word out about the ride. We're still looking for more registrations and fundraising! 🙂

Success North Queensland
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