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2024 Black Dog Ride is fast approaching

Friday, February 16, 2024

The 2024 edition of the annual Black Dog Ride is fast approaching, with only a month left until the ride takes place on the 17th March at 9:00am in Apex Park, Wangaratta.

A regular attendee at the event, Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy encouraged everyone to buy a ticket and come along.

“The support the ride has received over the past few years has been simply incredible,” Mr McCurdy said.

“Suicide and depression awareness is such an important cause.

“With over 3,000 deaths to suicide, and 1 in 6 Australians suffering major depression at some point in their life, it has never been more important to support this cause.

“I encourage everyone to come along, even if you don’t ride, and support the cause by joining us for the barbeque and buying some merch.”

Mayor of the Rural City of Wangaratta, Dean Rees, also put his support behind the ride.

“This is a great event that brings our local community together,” Cr Rees said.

“It is always important that we support local people when they take the initiative, especially when it is a cause that touches so many of us.

“By raising awareness, we can continue to work towards identifying the signs early, and getting our friends and family the support they need.”

Event organiser, Kurt Dissegna, said that everyone is welcome to show their support.

“I encourage everyone to come along and have a conversation about these important issues.

“Come along and check out the bikes, buy some merchandise, and help support the Black Dog Ride in Wangaratta and around Australia.

“Too many people die from suicide each year, so the more support, the more we can help those who need it most.”

Those wanting to join the ride, or more information, can visit:


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