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Banish the Black Dog Ride 2020

Banish the Black Dog Ride 2020

May 30, 2020 Register here!
  • Friday 29th May 2020 6:30pm

    Compulsory Briefing Night

    6.30pm you can: Deposit your fundraising with the Accounts Team, and they will audit and receipt your deposits; Pick up your Ride Kit, containing your ride shirt, drink bottles, luggage tags, name tags, and other goodies; Put your overnight gear into the luggage truck (the ride web site lists thing to take. Remember that this year you have the option of sleeping in your own tent OR setting up your swag, mattress or camp stretcher in the new cyclone shelter); Meet your team leader and other members of your team; Have dinner – the Tavern is one of our Sponsors and has $15 meals with 5 choices exclusively for our riders and supporters. The Ride Briefing will commence from 6.30 pm and will take around 15 to 20 minutes. Dinner will still be available after the Briefing.
  • Saturday 30th May 2020 6am

    First Ride Group Arrives at Riverview Tavern

  • Saturday 30th May 2020 5:30pm-6:00pm

    Camp Time = Party Time

  • Sunday 31st May 2020 6am

    Breakfast

    Breakfast from 6am til 7am
  • Sunday 31st May 2020 7am

    Group Photo

  • Sunday 31st May 2020 7:30am

    First ride group departs

A compulsory briefing will be held on the Friday evening prior to the ride.

The ride will depart Townsville on Saturday morning to cycle to Woodstock where we stop for lunch.

Cyclists travel at their nominated speed in a small group supported by a group leader and two support vehicles. All meals and transport of camping and overnight gear is provided.

Riders will be able to camp or stay in one of the available hotels. That evening there will be light entertainment. On Sunday morning cyclists return to Townsville via the same route.

HISTORY

The Townsville Central Rotary Club had the vision to target mental health issues and support healthier minds, bodies, and communities through the Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride.  The inaugural ride was held in 2009 and received magnificent support with 85 riders.  The number of riders has grown over the years and we have raised a substantial amount for the research of mental health issues and support for local mental health organisations.  In 2019 we hope to boost that total even further.

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