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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer – Raising Awareness of Depression and Suicide Prevention

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Ride to help tame the black dog devastating people’s lives


If you wear lycra when you're riding your bike then this ride is not for you. Leather is the fabric of choice for the Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer set to depart from Shark Leathers, 142 Siganto Drive, Helensvale at 9.00am on Sunday, 22 March, 2015.

You can register here for bike riders ($27.50) and pillions ($12.00).

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Win the Black Dog Ride signet ring
By registering early you will help Black Dog Ride organisers provide the necessary safety, catering and merchandising requirements. To reward riders who help out and register before 15 March, they all go into the national raffle draw for a unique, hand crafted 9ct gold Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer signet ring valued at over $1500. The raffle will be drawn on Sunday, 22nd March.

The Black Dog Ride began in 2009 as one man's ride to raise awareness of depression and has since developed into a national suicide prevention charity involving thousands of Australian motorcycle riders and raising over $1.7M for mental health services and fostering mental health awareness around the country.



There are Black Dog Rides being held in every state and territory across Australia on the day. This year in Queensland there are seven Black Dog Rides organised to leave from the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Cairns, Fraser Coast, Mackay, Sunshine Coast and Townsville. Check out the contact details here if one of the other rides would be more convenient for you.

The Gold Coast ride commences its check-in at 7.00am at Shark Leathers, 142 Siganto Drive, Helensvale for a 9.00am departure. Refreshments are expected to be taken at Chillingham around 10.30am with the ride finishing at the Burleigh Town Tavern, West Burleigh by midday.

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Come and see Dash, the black dog, ride!


The day isn't just about the ride. You can also go home with more than you arrived with. Raffle tickets will be available for prizes that include gift certificates for a 1 day course at
Lakeside Raceway valued at $455 or the Mt Cotton Driver Training Centre valued at $385. You could even win a $150 gift voucher to use towards your next tattoo from Phresh Ink in Helensvale.

Tickets in the raffle cost $5 each or three for $10.

All the donations raised by the riders will go to support Lifeline Gold Coast's suicide prevention programs. Lifeline volunteers approach their important work in the belief that most suicides are preventable. Based on this approach, the Lifeline Suicide Prevention Strategy has been developed to inform the public about the suicide prevention work and engender a whole-of-community approach to preventing suicide where everybody has a role to play.

For more information on the Gold Coast ride and local arrangements contact Kylie Sage on 0408 751 433 or email kylie@kysa.com.au. If you would like to join one of the other rides on the day check out the web page here and click your way to the ride of your choice. Otherwise you could call the national Black Dog Ride office on (08) 9754 8956.

Join a Black Dog Ride and help raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
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Why? Because we can do a lot of good while having a lot of fun.
When: Registration at 7.00am; Ride Off at 9.00am; 22 March, 2015
Phone: 0408 751 433
Where: Sharks Leathers, 142 Siganto Drive, Helensvale
Cost: Bike Riders, $27.50; Pillions, $12.00
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