Friday 21st May 2021 6:30pm
Compulsory Briefing Night6.30pm 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 22nd May 2021 6am
First Ride Group Arrives at Riverview Tavern
Saturday 22nd May 2021 5:30pm-6:00pm
Camp Time = Party Time
Sunday 23rd May 2021 6am
BreakfastBreakfast from 6am til 7am
Sunday 23rd May 2021 7am
Sunday 23rd May 2021 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 are 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.
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 from 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.