The Course

Choose from either the 90KM Long Course or the 58KM Short Course

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The MS Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride is conducted on public roads that are open to traffic and you can choose either the 90km Long Course or the 58km Short Course.

We work closely with the NSW Police Force and Roads and Maritime Services to provide extensive traffic management along the way reducing the volume of traffic along the course creating buffers between cyclists and vehicles ensuring that you have a safe an enjoyable ride.

Please follow all signage and instructions from our 400 volunteers and the NSW Police Force working on the day.

Along the way there are a number of Rest Stops all of which have water, first aid, toilets and bike mechanics. These are clearly signposted as you approach. The following rest stops have extra facilities available.

90km Long Course Start Site – Euston Road, St Peters

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Following on the success of the 2015 event we are keeping the road start to make the start of your ride smoother.

The road start, located on Euston Road, St Peters, will be an easier start for riders. It will help alleviate congestion, however we do heavily rely on riders' patience, understanding and goodwill to commence their ride at the start line and to follow the guidance of event staff.  The 90km ride starts at 6.00am with last rider leaving at 8.00am.

58km Short Course Start Site – Cooper St Reserve, Engadine

Cooper St Reserve, Engadine is the 58km Start Site, located on the corner of Cooper St and Princes Highway, Engadine. Engadine train station is located a short ride away and the start will be clearly signposted from the station. The start will have water, coffee, first aid, toilets, luggage transport and bike mechanics. The 58km ride starts at 8.00am with last rider leaving at 8.45am.

Icon your start time will be printed on the back of your bib.

You should only arrive at the Start 15-30 minutes before your start time otherwise you will cause congestion and may actually delay your start.

Long Course Morning Tea – Loftus Oval

Long course cyclists can stop here for a complementary tea, coffee and muffin.

Short Course Morning Tea – Royal National Park

Short course cyclists can stop here for a complementary tea, coffee and muffin.

Lunch – Royal National Park

Relax in the shade and enjoy a lunch break at Red Cedar Flats. Riders who have pre-purchased a Royal National Park lunch can collect it here.

Pre-purchased Finish Village lunches are only available at the Finish Village in Wollongong.

There will also be a BBQ & Coffee Cart in operation so bring some cash if you want to buy a snack.

Fruit Stop - Scarborough School

The hills are mostly behind you and the finish line is almost in sight. Enjoy some fruit for energy, you're almost there.

Finish Site - W.A. Lang Park, Wollongong


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In 2016 you will be crossing the finish line at W.A. Lang Park. A stone's throw from WIN Stadium, the finish line will be a sight to behold, set amongst a backdrop of surf, sun and sand.

At the Finish Village you'll be able to congratulate yourself and other riders for conquering the MS Gong Ride. Sit back and recover with delicious food and live entertainment, live it up in your Team Marquee or browse the Finish Site and grab the latest gear and technology for your bike brought to you by our official sponsors.

Getting Home

To help you on your safe journey home we’ve partnered with Sydney Trains to offer 26 additional trains to transport MS Gong Riders via Special Event Services departing from Wollongong Station.

Leave the car at home and pick up a special event day train ticket at the Finish Site Merchandise Tent on the day. The ticket will allow you to travel anywhere on the Sydney Trains Network.

Icon OPAL Cards are not accepted for travel on Special Event Services.

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