2019 will see the Sydney to Dubbo ride take place between Thursday 17th October 2019 and Sunday 20th October 2019. It will be the 14th Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo. Day 1 sees us ride from Taronga Zoo, Mosman to Echo Point. Day 2 from Echo Point to Jenolan Caves (via Lithgow and Hampton). Day 3 from Jenolan Caves to Orange (via Oberon, Bathurst, Newbridge and Blayney). Day 4 from Orange to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo via Cumnock and Yeoval.
In 2006 twelve friends set out to cycle from Taronga Zoo to the Western Plains Zoo with the simple goal of raising enough money to secure Dubbo a spot on the Charity Edition of Monopoly. Arriving in Dubbo after 420km over three days of cycling, with Dubbo securely on the Monopoly board, the Zoo2Zoo was born.
Since 2009 the Zoo2Zoo has raised in excess of $1,500,000 for the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
It is expected that each participant attempt to raise awareness and funds for the Black Dog Institute using the everydayhero fundraising page.