White Ribbon Ride 2012
We are now organising the 2013 White Ribbon Ride, follow the link for more information and to register your interest in hosting the riders.
Thank you to everyone who took part or participated in a White Ribbon Ride event. With over 80 towns on the itinerary, the Ride received a terrific responses from the far north to Bluff as the ride spread messages of love and respect right across New Zealand. From the whole Campaign Team, you have our heartfelt gratitude. Check out photos here.
The White Ribbon Ride is New Zealand’s most exciting initiative to tackling this country’s crippling domestic violence record. Violence destroys families, sets our children on a destructive journey and affects one in three women. This week-long motorcycle tour happens every November – White Ribbon Month, and is a powerful and inspirational voyage for all involved.
A lead group of riders steer three convoys through 80 towns in the North and South Island, picking up support riders in every region along the way. Events are organised in every town, ranging from school visits, marches and breakfasts, to fashion parades, quiz nights and Dads and Lads days. Every event is an opportunity to bring this issue out into the open and get people talking. In 2011, thousands came out to meet the riders and hear their important message.x
The draft of the schedule for the North and South Island routes has been drafted and can be viewed by clicking the North or South Island buttons at the bottom of this page. In the coming months the schedule will be fleshed out with times, locations and event details. Watch this space! The dates are set, 17–25 November – so mark it in your diary!
Joining the Ride is free and easy. For more details, head to the Riders page.
If you’re interested in hosting the Ride in your town, or joining a team of organisers, head over to the Events page for more details, and to register your interest.FINAL ITINERARIES: UPLOADED 16 NOVEMBER 2012