Preparing for a fitness event is just as important as taking part! The most important aims in exercise preparation are to provide your body with enough fuel and water to complete the task, remain injury-free, and recover swiftly.
The following information is to help you prepare for the event, avoid injury, ensure you make it to the finish line, and most importantly…enjoy the ride. We'll continue to add information to this page in the lead up to the 2017 Ride, so check back regularly for updates.
Our good friends at Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group (PIHCG) will be running a series of training rides in the lead up to this year’s event. If you’re looking to familiarise yourself with either the 30km or 50km course, then these training rides are for you! They’ll take you through various areas of the courses, including Fremantle, City Beach and Hillarys.
There are currently four sessions scheduled, with each session running from 7am – 8:30am;
To register to be part of these FREE training rides, please email IanWee@pihc.com.au with your name and contact information. The staff at PIHCG will then get back in touch to confirm further training details (start points etc.) as well as have you complete an indemnity form.
*You must be a registered 2017 MSWA Ocean Ride participant to take part in these training rides. Each training ride must have 10 people registered, otherwise the session will not go ahead
The Right Gear
Your bike must be properly maintained. A rusty chain or soft tyres make cycling hard work and can lead to an accident. Get your bike serviced at Glen Parker Cycles before you start training. Your bike must also be the correct size for you. Riding a bike that’s too small will lead to fatigue.
Proper shoes can make a big difference to your performance, comfort and enjoyment. If you’re a casual rider you could probably get away with riding in your favourite street shoes, but if you’re more serious about cycling, you should wear something designed specifically for the job.
Visit Glen Parker Cycles to find out more.
About Bike Hire
Want to participant in the 2017 MSWA Ocean Ride but don't have a bike? Our friends at About Bike Hire have you covered! All MSWA Ocean Ride participants will receive a 25% discount on the hire of selected bikes, so that everyone can take part in this year's ride.
For all bike hire options and pricing, please click here
Looking to celebrate with a dip in the ocean or lunch with mates after you've completed the 2017 MSWA Ocean Ride? Why not get our friends at Bike Valet to take care of your bike for you?!
Bike Valet are offering their services to 60 lucky people, so you don't need to worry about getting your bike to the start line or getting it home from the finish line. For $15 all of this can be taken care of for you. Drop your bike to the Bike Valet office (they're located at Shop 7, 76 Newcastle Street, Perth) between Monday, 20 November and Friday, 24 November anytime between 7am and 2pm, and it will be waiting for you at the start line from 6am on event day. You will then be able to collect your bike from the Bike Valet office between 7am and 2pm from Monday, 27 November, after the event.
To book please visit the Bike Valet website here or call (08) 9228 9009
Who looks out for you every time you ride?
Bicycling Western Australia is the State’s largest cycling organisation and they are here to look out for you. As a member, you will be protected with crash cover and supports, kept in the know with rider information and deals, and help us improve riding conditions right across Western Australia.
Becoming a member of Bicycling Western Australia gives you the support you need to ride your bike anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. You will be covered by Australia’s premium bike crash insurance, receive discounted entry into BWA events, subscription to the bi-monthly magazine Ride On, representation in the community and the latest cycling information and news. Click here for more information.