Registrations are closed

Registrations are now closed. Please contact Wayne Giese, Ride Registration Coordinator, on 0419 775 717 if you have any queries.


Rotary Club of Townsville Central


Saturday, 24 May 2014 - Sunday, 25 May 2014



Registration closes on:

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 11:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Ride from Townsville to Ayr and back for the weekend!

Please note: the 2014 ride jersey sizing is SMALLER than in previous years.  Please be sure to check the Jersey sizing chart before you complete your registration.  Jerseys are also available to try on at:
  • Bridges Financial Group, Royal Oak Plaza, 263 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park
  • Road and Rock Cycles, 164 Victoria Street, Mackay


The Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community, and to raise funds to aid research into the causes and treatments of mental health disorders. The rides major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health, the largest non government mental health research funding organization in Australia.  We also support local initiatives in the treatment and support of those suffering mental illnesses.

Our Rotary Club had the vision for the club 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 with 85 riders raising over $22 000.  In the five years we have been riding, the number of riders has grown to 124 last year and we have raised over $250,000 for the research of mental health issues and have provided support for local mental health organisations.  In 2014 we hope to boost that total even further.

Please note that credit card payment ONLY is available on this site.  Please contact Wayne Giese, email: if you require an alternative.