News 12 Feb 2020

Black Dog Ride announced for Phillip Island WorldSBK opener

Charity ride set to take place on the way to the opening round of WorldSBK.

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A Black Dog Ride has been announced to take place on the way to the 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) opener at Phillip Island, where participants will be treated to a host of on-track privileges.

Riders gather Monday, 24 February, with New South Wales participants departing from Queanbeyan and Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian riders leaving from Marysville in central Victoria.

They’ll head off on a three-day adventure on the road Tuesday morning early, before checking into the island for the 28 February-1 March season-opener.

“Now more than ever, people need a great mates escape,” said Black Dog Ride coordinator Bernie Garvey. “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.

“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 onboard your own bike, an invite to the Black Dog Dinner on-circuit on Friday night, and a visit to Carl Cox’s Inline 4 cafe at Cape Woolamai.

For more information, visit www.worldsbk.com.au.

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