White Ribbon Ride 2014
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. In 2013 the ride was featured at the International White Ribbon Conference. You can download that presentation here.
A lead group of riders steer convoys through towns in the North and South Islands, picking up support riders in every region along the way. In many regions local riders will lead the White Ribbon into their town. Please contact us if you would like to support the kaupapa by leading the riders in your local region. 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 into the open and get people talking. In 2013, thousands came out to meet the riders and hear their important messages.
The schedule for the North and South Island routes can be viewed by clicking the North Island or South Island button at the bottom of this page. This form is updated as the details of each event are finalised.
Joining the Ride is free and easy (though if you are taking part for more than a day trip you may wish to eat and sleep with the Riders). For more details, head to the Riders page.
To organise an event or have the riders visit your town click here.
Events are listed on the schedule and vary from town to town. Lead riders have been trained to speak and the onride activities are coordinated by the Patriots as volunteers.
Accommodation consists of Marae, Army/Navy bases and budget accommodation. It is estimated that $25 per night will cover your costs. Contact us to book your accommodation. Please note accommodation can not be guaranteed and in the South Island, accommodation for the main group has already been organised and is at capacity, so you would need to organise your own.
RULESAnyone can join the Ride as long as they abide by the following rules: No alcohol or drugs No patches Must have motorcycle of 250cc or greater Must follow the instructions of the Ride Leader or Road Captains who are assisting with the safety of the ride in a volunteer capacity Must agree to the pledge that ‘wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women’. x
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HELP PROMOTE THE RIDE
We’d appreciate your help to promote the White Ribbon Ride to other riders. You are the people who know other riders. Please feel free to send them the link to this page or the facebook event page. You can order free White Ribbon Ride Posters and order ribbons and put them up in your town/city.ITINERARIES: UPLOADED 09 October 2014