Registrations are closed

Registrations are now closed. Please contact Wayne Giese, Ride Registration Coordinator, on 0432 314 343 if you have any queries.


Rotary Club of Townsville Central


Saturday, 28 May 2016 - Sunday, 29 May 2016



Registration closes on:

Sunday, 8 May 2016 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Ride from Townsville to Ayr and back for the weekend!

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.  The number of riders has grown each year and we have now limited the numbers to 150.  We have raised over $340,000 to date.  In 2016 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.