The Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer began eight years ago for riders who couldn’t afford the time for the big annual event.
It has grown every year and there are now more than 40 regions with a 1 Dayer event.
This year there will be new 1 Dayers in Tamworth, Toowoomba, Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Echuca, Geelong, Mildura, Mornington, Melbourne North, Penshurst and Wangaratta.
Black Dog Riders uniting on one day under one banner with one voice amplifies a national message of mental health awareness. The aim of BDR is to prevent the tragic loss of eight Aussie lives a day to suicide.
New BDR CEO David Peach says “awareness is the best catalyst for promoting help seeking behaviour and preventing the tragedy of suicide”.
World Superbikes tour
It will be a busy schedule for BDR in 2018 with the inaugural tour to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island.
The ride starts on February 21 from Benalla Rose Garden, to Shepparton, Ballarat, Melbourne and Phillip Island.
On the Thursday, riders will meet with WSBK champions in Melbourne before riding back to lap the Phillip Island circuit.