82km Course

PICTURESQUE, BREATHTAKING, CHALLENGING, REWARDING - just a few words riders have used to describe this incredible course!

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.

We are delivering some great improvements

  • Much bigger site than previous years (more space for everyone)
  • A longer start chute, with only one entrance to make sure that your ride starts smoothly and on time
  • New 30-minute start time windows
  • A dedicated drop-off zone at Ikea, Tempe to make life easier on the day
  • Tempe Recreation Reserve is close to public transport, with Tempe & Wolli Creek Train Stations just a couple of minutes away
Watch Brad McGee, our MS Ambassador as he announces the new start location.

Check out the brilliant scenery that you’ll enjoy in the MS Gong Ride from Sydney

Interactive Map

Download pdf version of the Course Map

Elevation Chart

The MS Sydney to the Gong Ride has a total ascent of 1059m.

Course Elevation Chart

Ride Guide

Download the 82km Ride Guide

Rest Sites – 82km course

  rest sites
  • Loftus Oval Morning Tea
  • Royal National Park Lunch Break
  • Scarborough Fruit Stop

Complimentary tea, coffee, muffins and fruit will be available at the Loftus Oval and Scarborough rest sites. We do encourage you to bring some cash with you in case you want to purchase any additional snacks or lunch along the route. You can pre-order lunch packs to collect either at the Royal National Park or the Finish Site in Wollongong. 

Safety on the roads

We pride ourselves on having the highest safety standards and emergency procedures in place to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe ride. We have 16 medical support vehicles, 22 police vehicles with 124 police, 430 volunteers and 5,000 traffic cones to help direct and assist you along the course – this is a much higher level of support than most cycling events in the country!

We work closely with the NSW Police Force and Roads and Transport Management Centre 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.


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