Are you concerned about the violence within our communities and want to make a difference? If the answer is yes then join White Ribbon in helping to raise awareness and get men to take action to end violence against women.
The White Ribbon Motorcycle Ride is part of an annual campaign to get communities talking and taking action about violence. The ride uses the attraction of big bikes and tough looking men to engage with men and communities by holding events throughout New Zealand. This year we expect to visit over 80 community events.
Community events take the form of marches, breakfasts, meetings, school visits, tug-of-wars, and so much much more. The Ride is led by the Patriots (former or serving members of the New Zealand Defence Forces) and are joined by riders who wish to see an end to the violence that plagues New Zealand families.
You can ride for an hour, a day or a week. Just take a look at the schedule on the website and decide where you want to join. A more detailed itinary with maps and event details will be available shortly.
No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the ride
Must have motorcycle of 250cc or better
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’
The White Ribbon Ride will visit over 80 towns across the North and South Islands leaving on Saturday 19 Nov from Nelson and Hamilton. The two rides are separate with the North Island Ride leaving from Hamilton and travelling to Porirua. From there the ride divides into east and west meeting again in Auckland on White Ribbon Day (Nov 25). The ride then proceeds north to Bream Bay. The South Island ride begins in Nelson and travels down the east coast and back up the west where the ride divides.
Accomodation space is booked for the ride, however, accomodation is the responsibility of each rider. The schedule will have all the details. Stay tuned for this information.
The White Ribbon Ride will travel across all of NZ