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Upcoming Events

Ride 4 Life Suicide Awareness Ride

Saturday 7 September 2024

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Touring (Road Bike) Route                                Adventure (Dirt Bike) Route              Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Route

 

Choose from 3 different routes!!

Our annual Suicide Awareness Ride is a family-friendly event that promotes social connectedness.  Choose your mode of transportation and join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship. 

Touring (road bike route) and Adventure (dirt bike route)

​​​​​​The touring and adventure routes will begin at the Gladstone Marina stage plaza area.  Registrations open at 7.00am.  When 'stands up' is announced at approx. 9.00am, we will head west, visiting some of our smaller country towns, while stopping for morning tea and lunch, along the way.  Finish at the Boyne Valley Discovery Centre (Ubobo) for an afternoon of live music, special guest speaker Mary O'Brien from Are You Bogged Mate, dinner, bar and overnight camping. Just a few points to note:

  • Adventure rider entrants (dirt bike riders) must be licensed and have basic trail riding/driving experience.

  • All vehicles must be registered and reliable to be able to complete the route/event.

More details can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail (BBIRT) route (mountain bike)

The Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail route will commence from the Builyan Community Centre in the Boyne Valley.  There will be:

26km - The bus will drive you from Builyan to Barrimoon and then enjoy a cycle from Barrimoon to Builyan.  Choose the time you would prefer to depart on the registration form.  Seats are limited and there is only 2 buses available:  8.00am or 9.30am.

52km - Builyan to Barrimoon/return.  Meet at 8.00am at the Builyan Community Centre and cycle with the group.

22km - Choose when you start and finish.  Drive to Golembil (in your own transport) and cycle 11km up to Barrimoon and 11km back to Golembil.  

Bicycle Queensland Insurance coverage provided as part of the registration fee.  See here for more details.

See the BBIRT Code of Conduct.

Check out the interactive BBIRT maps for more info.

Camping

  • Camping stopover will be held at Boyne Valley Discovery Centre, 15 McDonald Street, Ubobo. Non-powered camping fee included in the registration – Saturday night only.

  • For powered sites, please call the Ubobo Discovery Centre on 0439 111 268 to book your site. If there is no answer, please leave a message and they will call you back.  

  • If you wish to camp the night before the ride, please book your camp site on the above number.

  • A box trailer will also be available at the Marina for you to put your swags/tent in to be transported to Ubobo.

 

General Points

  • Every participant in the ride is to nominate, whether you are a rider, pillion, driver, passenger or junior (under 16).

  • Juniors (under 16) are welcome free of charge but will not receive the extras (shirt, dinner or drink on the last stop).

  • A food vendor will be on site to purchase food for Juniors and other members of the public.

  • Refunds are only available in the case of inclement weather - there will be a choice of postponing the event or obtaining a refund.

 

Registrations

Registrations are now open, please click on the button below.  When prompted, "Continue as a Guest".

$60 per person

Includes - long sleeve shirt, morning tea, lunch, dinner and drink on last stop + camping (non-powered sites only).

 

$45 per person - as per above, without long sleeve shirt

Download flyer to share with friends and family

 

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​Go to our 'Gallery' page to see photos from the previous Suicide Awareness Rides.  

 

Check out the clips of the previous rides in 2022, 2021 & 2020 below:

 

 

The 2024 Ride4Lives' Suicide Awareness Ride is proudly supported by Gladstone Regional Council's Community Celebration Fund.  A big thank you also to this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors

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safeTALK

Date:     TBC

Time:     TBC

Venue:   TBC

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Workshop features:

 

  • Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer

  • Access to support from a local community resource person

  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids

  • The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe

  • Hands-on skills practice and development.

Registrations essential - click here to register

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Date:     TBC

Time:     TBC

Venue:   TBC

ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. 

Workshop features:

  • A scientifically proven intervention model

  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids

  • Group discussions

  • Skills practice and development

  • A balance of challenge and safety

 

ASIST has saved and changed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

Ride4Lives would like to thank the Gladstone Ports Corporation Community Benefit Program for the generous sponsorship of two members of the Ride4Lives committee to complete the LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) T4T Train the Trainer five day course plus the purchase of some training equipment.  This has equipped Ride4Lives Australia Inc to be able to provide this invaluable suicide prevention training in our community. 

Registrations essential - click here to register

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President - Mark Brookes 0408 871 131

Secretary - Karen Brookes 0438 164 212

Email - admin@ride4lives.org

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