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Want to turn your trip to World Superbikes at the end of February into a week-long Great Mates’ Escape?

Join the Black Dog Ride to the World Supers at Phillip Island and treat yourself to a week with people who love motorcycles plus receive a host of on-track privileges exclusively developed for Black Dog Riders.

Riders gather Monday February 24, with NSW riders departing from Queanbeyan and Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian riders leaving from Marysville.    Enjoy three days on the road before checking into the island for the February 28-March 1 season-opener of the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, Yamaha Finance round.

Despite the bush fires that have ravaged much of our country, the Black Dog Ride is definitely going ahead said ride coordinator, Bernie Garvey.

 “Now more than ever, people need a great mates escape!   The bushfire tragedy has affected everyone, so here’s a chance to gather with a bunch of bike-loving people, ride the great open road for three days and talk motorcycles to everyone we meet,” said Bernie.

 “In some cases our initial route went through fire-affected areas.    If it is safe to do so, we will still visit these towns, spend a few bucks and chat with people who have suffered.  

 “Our final destination of course is the awesome Phillip Island for world superbikes, and in our third year there, we will be talking to fans and just chilling with everyone to enjoy the world’s best production racers in action.”

GOLD and SILVER Black Dog Ride tickets feature a host of benefits including

  • A money-can’t-buy Parade Lap of the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on board your own bike, Thursday of race weekend
  • An invite to the Black Dog Dinner on-circuit on Friday night, hosted by Mark Bracks with guest appearances from our superbike stars
  • Stay in the accommodation of your choice – but if you opt for the easy and affordable on-circuit camping you’ll be with a whole bunch of great people in the Black Dog Ride exclusive camping area
  • A visit Carl Cox’s Inline 4 café at Cape Woolamai, packed with motorcycling memorabilia with the Black Dog Ride crew.

There’s plenty of bike chatter over the week.  Whether at a road stop, at a pub, at a caravan park or at the circuit, the Black Dog Riders are on a mission to get people talking – connecting and chatting about bikes, about life and the ups and downs of the crazy world we all live in, to make us all happier and healthier inside and out.

If you love bikes, love mates, love a holiday and love a chat, book a spot on the Black Dog Ride for a Great Mates’ Escape.

Here’s the planned route:

NSW in Queanbeyan Monday February 24 to ride the Kozciuszko National Park,  the Great Alpine Way to Sale and onto the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. 

VIC in Marysville Monday February 24 and loop up through some great Victorian high country roads to Bright, ride the twists and turns to Sale and onto the ISLAND.

Tasmanian ride…meet up in Tassie and ride to Marysville to meet the Victorian crew and ride the high country to Bright, down to Sale and onto the world’s motorcycling mecca, Phillip Island

Bookings close Monday February 17, so get planning and book online:



Pics Russell Colvin