The 2020 Virtual White Ribbon Ride


We are planning for the 2021 White Ribbon Ride now.


The White Ribbon Riders travel throughout New Zealand spreading the non violence kaupapa and promoting the Respectful Relationships.  It’s an exciting initiative where riders who look rough and ride powerful bikes, talk about healthy masculinity and solutions 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. Usually this week-long motorcycle tour happens every November – White Ribbon Month, and is a powerful and inspirational voyage for all involved.

Last year with the threat of COVID19, the ride was cancelled with only local rides being held. This year we will be riding from Cape Reinga to Wellington and  throughout the South Island picking up support riders in every region along the way.


Each year we open up registrations of interest for communities to host the White Ribbon Riders.  While the ride needs to travel in a logical direction, there are many options open to the organisers. The registration of interest help us to decide where and when the ride goes. At this stage we don’t need to know the actual details of the event, rather just whether you are keen to host the riders so we can plan accordingly. Please download the Registration of Interest and send back to


IDEAS – Word file

IDEAS – PDF file


South Island Ride
Registrations of Interest open now
Lower North Island Ride
Registrations of Interest open now
North Island Hauraki Ride
Registrations of Interest open now
download south island ride download north island ride


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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 see Registration of Interest.
Events are listed on the schedule and vary from town to town. Lead riders are trained each year,. This has become more important since we introduced the topic of sexual violence and the issue of consent.


Accommodation consists of Marae, Army/Navy bases and budget accommodation. It is estimated that $25 per night will cover your costs. Contact us to chat to the lead rider to see if there is any possibility of staying with the riders. Please note accommodation can not be guaranteed, so you need to contact us if you wish to stay with the riders.


Anyone can join the Ride as long as they abide by the following rules:
No alcohol or drugs
No gang patches or rockers
Must have motorcycle of 250cc or greater (except within city and town limits)
Must follow the instructions of the Ride Leader or Road Captains
Must agree to the pledge that you will ‘‘stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence towards women’’.


Get updates on the Ride by joining our White Ribbon Ride mailing list.


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.

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