Get Involved

Getting involved with Black Dog Ride is a rewarding way for individuals, families, schools, clubs, and businesses to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention, support their community and support the vital work of Black Dog Ride.

Join us on a Black Dog Ride

There are two official Black Dog Rides each year:

  • The 1 Dayer, a short one day ride in over three dozen regions of Australia which draws thousands of motorcycles riders together for one cause - riding to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention
  • A long distance ride, usually around 3,000kms or one weeks' duration (not including trip home) which aims to engage regional communities to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention

Joining us on a Black Dog Ride is an enjoyable and meaningful way to get involved with the Black Dog Ride community and assist with Black Dog Ride's suicide prevention activities.

Upcoming Rides

Organise Fundraising or Awareness Activities

Thinking of fundraising or hosting an awareness activity in your community? Head to our Fundraising Page and download the Community Activity Booklet to get started!

Fundraising Information

Volunteer with Black Dog Ride

Our volunteer RIde Coordination Teams are always looking for more talent to help maximise the impact of local Black Dog Rides, especially the 1 Dayer.

Visit our Volunteering Information page If you're interested in volunteering with us.

Volunteering Information

Donate to Black Dog Ride

Donations keep the wheels turning for Black Dog RIde, supporting us to continue our vital health promotion activities year 'round.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt is emailed to you immediately upon receiving your donation.

You can donate directly to Black Dog Ride below:

Donate to Black Dog Ride

Purchase Black Dog Ride Merchandise

The Black Dog Ride Shop is open and online every day of the year! Adopt a Winston from the BDR Kennels, buy a bandanna or beanie, or keep it simple with a cap.

Every time you wear your Black Dog Ride gear you're helping to start community conversations around depression and suicide prevention.

Black Dog Ride Shop

Become a Sponsor

If your business would like to become a Corporate Sponsor of Black Dog Ride to support our work in suicide prevention, we'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us here:

Community Speakers

Would you like to have a Black Dog Ride representative speak at your club, community group or business to help raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention? Get in touch with us and let us know your location and the name of your club, organisation or group, and we'll find the Black Dog Ride speaker for you.

If you're interested in hosting a Black Dog Ride Speaking Engagement, email us at:

Apply For A Grant

We are seeking to distribute funding as widely as possible (in terms of location), in programs that make a cost effective, demonstrable and sustainable difference in peoples' lives.

Learn about our Grants