Let’s plan ahead. Think about it – 10,000 cyclists will be making their way to Sydney on Sunday 5th November to start this awesome ride to Wollongong, so plan ahead to make this an easy and stress free experience for you. We highly recommend taking public transport or staying close to the start line. Take a look at all your options carefully.
We are excited to announce a new start location. The 2017 MS Sydney to the Gong bike ride will now start at Tempe Recreation Reserve!
This new start location is the largest start chute in MS Gong history. Our new start site for the long course is now 82km, but we promise it will still be the most epic and scenic ride you will do in 2017! Riding through the Royal National Park past Waterfall to the Otford Lookout at Stanwell Tops, along the spectacular Sea Cliff Bridge, then along the coast through to a backdrop of sun, sand and surf in Wollongong. A remarkable ride that you will not forget.
Sydney Start Site
Tempe Recreation Reserve, Holbeach Avenue,
Engadine Start Site
Coopers Street Reserve, 1148 Old Princes Hwy,
Staying somewhere close to the start site? Awesome you are well ahead of the pack! Make sure you leave enough time to have a leisurely ride to your start site. Remember it will be dark, so have your fluro gear, reflectors and lights ON to stay safe and check for the fastest route the night before.
Road trip! Carpooling is a great option to save on cost as well as time. You know it’s always much more enjoyable with your mates around. Parking will be limited on the day, and it is Sydney… so please allow extra time to find a park and make your way to the start line.
You are a legend! Make sure you book your flights in advance to save on any last minute jumps in fare prices and remember to speak to your airline about oversize baggage for your bike. Keep an eye on this page for details about accommodation packages with our partners to help save you $$.
Coffee. Just coffee. That’s all you need right?
Don’t worry we have you covered with everything you need to get started on this epic ride to fight MS!
To help get your exhilarated-self home after your ride we’ve partnered with Sydney Trains to offer 26 additional trains from Wollongong to Sydney.
Opal cards will not be valid on these special event train services, but you can pre-purchase your train ticket when you register, from the MS Online Shop, or a limited amount will be available at the Finish Site Train Ticket Marquee on the day.
This ticket will also allow you to travel anywhere on the Sydney Trains Network on your return journey from Wollongong.