If you own a bike and want to ride with other men and women that believe ending violence is an issue worth riding for, then join us this November.
JOINING THE RIDE
Riders can participate in the Ride by joining at any location. Ride for a day in your local region, or make the commitment and join for the whole week – you won’t regret it.
Check out the schedule by clicking on the links on the main White Ribbon Ride page – to find out when the Ride is coming through your region. Let us know where you’d like to join the ride so we can look out for you.
The Ride will be led by the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club who are responsible for the safety of the ride, and along with Te Ahi Kikoha and representatives of South Island Iwi, will speak to media and represent the riders at community events.
West Wind – James Grey
James is the Treasurer for the Hauraki Chapter Patriots DFMC and 2012 will be his third year with the White Ribbon Ride. Every year he hears too many heart wrenching stories which always brings tears to his eyes. What motivates him most is the continuous stories in the media about violence in NZ homes, and also his experiences as a child in extended family situations, whilst staying with whanau.
East Wind – Takurua Tawera
Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Awa, Ngati Kahunungu Tapuika Tuhourangi nga Iwi. Takurua has worked in Health and Social Services for 25 years and is currently employed with Te Runanga O Wairarapa as their Cultural Clinical Supervisor. His passion is to ride alongside like-minded men who have a similar vision for a better society. Being a part of the Ride is a choice he has made to be a better man.
Aaron Morrison – West Wind
Aaron is a current serving member of the NZDF, and member of the Hauraki Chapter Patriots DFMC. As a serving soldier and Patriot he supports and serves our country, and rides in the White Ribbon Ride to encourage all men to never condone violence toward women. Whakamana Wahine.
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West Wind – Tony Brooking
Ngaa Puhi, Ngati Porou. Taaku ahi tuutata, taaku mata kikoha: taaku ahi mamao, taaku mata kiporo, tiheiwaa mauri ora. The White Ribbon for me is about unifying as a people to say ‘It’s OK to ask for or offer help’. It’s about standing up as men to be part of the solution, it’s about empowering others and it’s about tino rangatiratanga, my own and other peoples.
Donald Napier – South Island
Donald is a current serving member of the NZDF and Patriots Motorcycle Club. He has served on a number of operational deployments in the Middle East, Pacific and East Timor, and was awarded the NZ Distinguished Service Medal in the 2011 New Years Honours List. Remaining active in the community, he also assists at WelTec by tutoring young adults in Information and Communication Technology.
Richard Bradley – South Island
Richard is the Development Manager of Te Runanga a Rangitane o Wairau, the Iwi authority for the South Island section of the Rangitane Iwi. Prior to this Richard worked as a social worker assisting whanau to address abuse, neglect and violence. Richard is a member of the Nelson Marlborough Chapter of the Patriots Motorcycle Club, but will be representing Te Ahi Kikoha for the 2012 Ride.
Accommodation consists of Marae, Army/Navy bases and budget accommodation. A standard subsidised rate of $25 per night will include accommodation and an evening meal. Bookings for accommodation have now closed.
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 Patriots who are responsible for the safety of the ride 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
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Get updates on the Ride by joining our White Ribbon Ride mailing list.
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 ribbons and put them up in your town/city.