More than 120 motorcycles will ride into No. 1 Oval next month during a Dubbo Kangaroos Central West Rugby Union match as part of the Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre.
Three riders from Dubbo, including NSW co-ordinator of the Ride to the Red Centre Wayne Amor, will take on the seven-day, 3200-kilometre journey from Bathurst to Uluru, which aims to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
A handful of others from the city, including Black Dog Ride media officer Steve Gower, will take part in the early stages of the ride. Mr Amor said there was a lot of excitement for the ride, was an annual event until last year, when a around-Australia ride was organised instead.
"It's a great event and I am really looking forward to taking part for the first time. We leave Bathurst on Saturday, August 15 and arrive at Uluru on Friday, August 21 and we have two nights up there," he said.
"Some of us are coming back via Queensland so we will cover almost 8000 kilometres by the time we get home."
Rides have been organised in every state and territory and Mr Amor said they were expecting about 500 people to take part, with 400 of those making the full trip to Uluru.
Lifeline and Mental Health First Aid are the two beneficiaries of the Black Dog Ride and as of Thursday, $88,000 had already been raised for the 2015 event.
Just after midday on August 15, 120 NSW riders will arrive at Number 1 Oval and take part in
"Steve [Gower] has friends in the right places because this round has been organised around the ride. The Roos have printed a one-off jersey to commemorate the ride," Mr Amor said.
"We will come into town and ride down Macquarie Street before riding to the game. On Sunday we will head on to Nyngan and Cobar." To donate to the cause visit http://www.everydayhero. com.au/event/ridetotheredcentre2015.