NSW/ACT Red Centre 2021

NSW/ACT Red Centre 2021

Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us on this epic journey to the beautiful red centre of our great country.

Ride Registration

Registrations to ride all the way to Alice Springs with Black Dog Ride are strictly limited. Registrations close when all places are filled, or at 5pm AEST 30th July 2021. Registration for the full Black Dog Ride, Red Centre 2021 includes:

  • Entry and participation in the fully organised Ride
  • Back up of a Support Vehicle en route to Alice Springs
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 cloth patch, small round sticker and two large stickers
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 lapel pin
  • Commemorative Red Centre 2021 T Shirt
  • Entry and participation in the rider reception, Friday 13th August (drinks not included)
  • Entry and participation in the Alice Springs all states group ride, Saturday morning, 14th August
  • Entry and participation in the 10 year anniversary celebration dinner, Saturday 14th August (drinks not included)

Register for the NSW/ACT leg of this epic ride

Ride Itinerary and Accommodation

The ride itinerary and accommodation options are below, and will be updated on this page if there is any new information. We have negotiated accommodation deals in some places, Alice Springs in particular, for Black Dog Riders. Please make your booking soon to make sure you get in without any problems. When booking please make it clear to them that you are a Black Dog Rider to secure your discount. Booking in these places helps keep everyone together as well.

Total Distance: Griffith to Alice Springs - 2,385 Kms


Friday 6th August - Welcome & Rider Brief 5.30pm, Coro Club 20-26 Harward St Griffith NSW 2680

Pre ride accommodation in Griffith:


Saturday 7th August - 467 kms (Griffith to Wentworth)

Accommodation in Wentworth:


Sunday 8th August - 267 kms (Wentworth to Broken Hill)

Accommodation in Broken Hill:


Monday 9th August - 590 kms (Broken Hill to Woomera)

Accommodation in Woomera:


Tuesday 10th August - 373 kms (Woomera to Coober Pedy)

Accommodation in Coober Pedy:


Wednesday 11th August - 488 kms (Coober Pedy to Erldunda)

Accommodation in Erldunda:

  • Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort, Cnr Stuart And Lasseter Hwy, Ghan NT 0872 (Rider brief 6pm), Phone: (08) 8956 0984, Website: https:www.erldundaroadhouse.com

Thursday 12th August - 200 kms (Erldunda to Alice Springs)


Accommodation in Alice Springs:

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, 25 Palm Pl, Ross NT 0870 Phone: 1800 808 373

  • Discount rate for Black Dog Ride participants - 15% off. Camping and cabin accommodation available.

Heritage Caravan Park, 40 Ragonesi Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870 Phone: 08 8953 1418

  • Discount rates for Black Dog Ride - off peak rates during peak season as follows. 
    • Powered site with 2 people $36 per night (normal rate is $40 per night). Unpowered Site with 2 people $30 per night (normal rate is $34 per night).
    • Bush camp site with 2 people $30 per night (normal rate is $33 per night). Additional Guests will be $15 per night. NO MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE PER SITE
    • Cabin with 2 people $145 per night (normal rate is $160). Additional Guests $10 each (normal rate is $15). MAX 4 PEOPLE PER CABIN
    • Family Studio Cabin with 2 people $125 per night (normal rate is $140). Additional Guests $20 each. MAX 4 PEOPLE PER CABIN
    • En-suite Cabin with 2 people $105 per night. MAX 2 PEOPLE PER CABIN
    • Small Cabin (No en-suite) with 2 people $90 per night. MAX 2 PEOPLE PER CABIN

 

Alice on Todd Apartments, 1 Strehlow St, The Gap NT (08) 8953 8033

  • Corporate rates for Black Dog Ride participants:
    • Studio Apartments $115
    • One bedroom standard $150
    • One bedroom deluxe $165
    • Two bedroom standard $195
    • Two bedroom deluxe $230

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, 82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT (08) 8950 8000

Desert Palms Alice Springs, 74 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT (08) 8952 5977

  • Discount rate for Black Dog Ride participants:
    • Twin share room with 2 people (1 queen and 1 single bed) $125 per night (normal rate is $150)
    • Quad room with 3 people (1 queen and 2 single beds) $135 per night (normal rate is $165)
    • Quad room with 4 people (1 queen and 2 single beds) $145 per night (normal rate is $175)

Quest Alice Springs, 10 South Terrace, Alice Springs NT (08) 8959 0000

  • Discount rates for Black Dog Ride participants:
    • Studio Apartment $145 (normal rate is $207)
    • Two Bedroom Apartment $269 (normal rate is $359)
    • Three Bedroom Apartment $359 (normal rate is $479)

End of Ride Events

All Red Centre riders, pillions and support crew are invited to take part in the following three events.

  • Welcome Reception from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday 13th August 2020, Lower Poolside, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, 82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT
  • All States and territories 1/2 hour group ride in Alice Springs on Saturday 14th August, details to be advised.
  • Celebration Dinner from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday 14th August 2020, Heli Pad, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, 82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT

Bike Transport

We have secured a deal with Bikes Only for the transport of motorbikes back to capital cities after the end of the Red Centre ride to Alice Springs. If you're interested in having your bike shipped back, here are the costs and booking details.

From Alice Springs to:

MELBOURNE                      $700
HOBART                            $1495
SYDNEY                               $800
BRISBANE                           $900
ADELAIDE                           $600
PERTH                                 $850

All bikes will be collected from Double Tree Hotel Alice from Sunday 15/8. Depending on the number of bikes booked there will be several trucks coming through however it won't all be on Sunday 15/8, therefore bikes can be left in carpark and keys with reception. Bookings are first in best dressed and will be closed 30th June 2021. Any bookings after this will be by arrangement.

Please book directly with Bikes Only. To book online go to their website (www.bikesonly.com.au) and book through the link stating you are with BLACK DOG RIDE. Alternatively call 1300 735 468.

A deposit of $50 is required upon booking which is refundable less administration fee of $38 at least 30 days prior to pickup. Final payment is required 2 weeks prior to pickup.


Ride Preparation

It is imperative that riders ensure their bike is registered, roadworthy, and in proper working order, ready for the significant distance ride ahead. It is also imperative that riders and pillion passengers are fit and well enough for the journey. Black Dog Ride does not take responsibility for these matters.

From February 2020 Black Dog Ride will be sending Rider Updates via email periodically in the lead-up to the ride. Please read these updates to become aware of the information contained in these updates prior to the ride start.


Share the Ride

Each state has a Facebook Group to help you connect with fellow riders. Once you have registered for this ride you can go to your state's Facebook Group and apply for membership. Here's the link to the state group.

NSW Black Dog Riders ACT Black Dog Riders


Fundraising

Start your Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre Fundraising here:

My Cause

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


Merchandise

For the month of May 2021 we will make our Polo Shirts and Red Centre 2021 T Shirts available to order online through our shop. This will also be announced in a rider update, and in our Newsletter, closer to the time.

Our Online Shop has our standard range of merchandise for sale all year round. You can access our shop via our website


Ride Coordinator

You Coordinator for this ride is Graham (Bear) Falconer, New South Wales State Coordinator. You can reach Graham via email on nsw@blackdogride.org.au if you have any specific questions about the ride.