The 2020 Virtual White Ribbon Ride


The 2020 White Ribbon Ride is cancelled. Instead a series of local rides are occuring. These will be joined together and be called The 2020 Virtual White Ribbon Ride.

Under normal circumstances the White Ribbon Riders travel throughout New Zealand spreading the non violence kaupapa and promoting the annual November campaign. It’s an exciting initiative where riders who look rough and ride powerful bikes, talk about Respectful Relationships 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.

This year with the threat of COVID19 we are holding local rides to ensure we keep our population and riders as safe as possible. That means that the lead riders will not be steering a convoy through towns in the North and South Islands, picking up support riders in every region along the way. Instead local riders will be supporting local White Ribbon Riders and local organisations to attend local events as the White Ribbon Riders.

How to support the 2020 Virtual White Ribbon Ride:

1. Register your event online

2. Contact White Ribbon ( and we can see if we can provide a local Rider or Ambassador and White Ribbon resources to support your event.

3. No event in your area – why not create your own White Ribbon Event at your school, workplace or community. Click here for details.

4. Your event will be added to our Virtual Ride Map.

5. Share your photos/videos from your event on socials or stories tag in Facebook with the #whiteribbonride2020

When you put up a global post with the hashtag #whiteribbonride2020, the campaign team are able to local the post and share this.

This year we will be encouraging local riders to join with a local White Ribbon Rider to support local events and continue to raise awareness in your town or city. To find out more about how to organise an event, read this document.



IDEAS – Word file

IDEAS – PDF file



South Island Ride
Registrations of Interest opening soon
Lower North Island Ride
Registrations of Interest opening soon
North Island Hauraki Ride
Registrations of Interest opening soon
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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 click here.
Events are listed on the schedule and vary from town to town. Lead riders are trained each year and this is even more important as we are focusing in 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 book your accommodation. 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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