Black Dog Ride - Penrith 1 Dayer
Sunday March 17th, 2019
This year's Black Dog Ride will leave from Cables Wake Park in Penrith at 9.00am, registrations will be open from 7.00am-8.20am.
We'll ride a loop of sorts via Burragorang and Warragamba , back to Wallacia Hotel. We'll be riding through Penrith - Wallacia - Silverdale - Werombi - Brownlow Hill - The Oaks - Warragamba and back to the Wallacia Hotel for raffles, auctions and live band "50 Shades of Purple". We'll have various stalls and motorcycle displays, gold coin photo booth. Prize for the best themed St Patrick's Day bike and rider. Great meals and discounted accommodation ($100 per night) at the Wallacia Hotel. Event concludes at 3pm.
Book out the third Sunday in March again, Black Dog Ride's iconic 1 Dayer is back. Sunday 17th March thousands of Black Dog Riders assemble and ride to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Registrations open online soon.
Since 2010, Black Dog Ride's 1 Dayer has brought together Black Dog Riders for an enjoyable and meaningful day of riding, uniting like minded people for a vital mission - raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention. 8 people a day take their lives, and Black Dog Riders uniting together under one banner with one voice aims to amplify a national message of mental health awareness to prevent this tragic loss of life to suicide. Start the Conversation!
1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition each year. 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. 8 Australians take their lives each day. That's nearly 3,000 lives lost each year. 180 Australians attempt to take their lives each day. The tragic loss of our loved ones to suicide drives Black Dog Ride to build a community culture of awareness, inclusion and acceptance. Breaking down the barrier of silence encourages our friends, family and colleagues to seek help, because mental illnesses are just that, illnesses. They can be managed and people living with them can lead meaningful, fulfilling lives. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.