The Zoo2Zoo bike ride started in 2006 and is an annual series of bike rides from Zoos to Zoos:
In 2017 we see the ride expand even further:
Melbourne to Canberra Zoo2Zoo bike ride from Saturday 4th to Thursday 9th March 2017.
Canberra to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo bike ride from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2017.
London to Paris Zoo2Zoo bike ride from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd July 2017
Canberra to Mogo MTB Zoo2Zoo bike ride on the 9th and 10th September 2017.
Sydney to Dubbo Zoo2Zoo bike ride from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017.
As well as being a personal physical challenge, we also aim to raise funds and awareness for the Black Dog Institute, a world leading organisation in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. You can find out more about the Black Dog Institute below.
In 2016 we raised over $169K for the Black Dog Institute which goes directly towards helping those in our community who deal with mental illness such as depression and bipolar disorder every day.
Black Dog Institute
One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year.
Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating. Black Dog is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.
We educate and empower individuals by partnering with community groups and health services. We work with doctors and health care professionals, schools and workplaces, supporting them to triumph over mental illness.
We offer special expertise in diagnosis, treatment and prevention for depression and bipolar disorder. Our on and offline treatment and research programs are translated directly to clinical interventions. They are unique in mental health.
The Black Dog Institute has 4 important goals
* to diagnose mood disorders accurately and early,
* treat them using innovative, effective and accessible strategies,
* prevent their onset by understanding why and who they affect and
* to reduce the overall impact of mental illness and save lives.
Black Dog Institute's vision is a world where the onset of depression and suicide can be prevented and treated. With your help we can make this vision a reality.