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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Do you have a question about the event?

You can enter online – it’s the quickest and easiest way!

To view all of the pricing for the 2018 MSWA Ocean Ride please click here

  • Participant pack including Ride Guide and Ride Bib.
  • State of the art online fundraising tools that are easy to use.
  • First aid and refreshment stops with water, toilets, and bike mechanics.
  • Live entertainment, food and beverage stalls, free massage services and more at the finish line.
  • Hundreds of dedicated volunteers who will assist you on the day.

Yes, but on the day registration fees are higher. Our 'New Registration' desk will be open from 5:45am in Fremantle (for 30km, 50km, 70km & 100km riders) and 7:30am in Hillarys (for 10km Family Riders). Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive, register and get ready to ride. 100km & 70km Riders will be departing at 6:40am (6:30am compulsary briefing), 50km & 30km Riders will be departing at 7am (6:50am compulsary briefing) and 10km Family Riders will be departing from 8:30am.

The 30km, 50km, 70km and 100km rides start at the Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle.

The 10km Family Ride will start (and end) at Whitfords Nodes, Hillarys.

That depends on your fitness and experience levels. More experienced and fit riders may be able to complete the course in an hour; others may take 5 hours. Remember the aim is to enjoy yourself, so don’t worry about speeding to the finish line, and take time to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

Please aim to arrive half an hour before your Ride is scheduled to start. This will allow you time to collect your ride bib if you haven't already, warm-up and make your way to the start-line for your ride.

We suggest that you take only what you need for the ride – water, rain jacket, and a small amount of food. However, if you bring extra items, you can utilise our cloaking facilities - all items that are cloaked at the start-line will be delivered to the finish line and will be available for collection from the MSWA marquee. All care will be taken but we accept no responsibility for lost or damaged items.

We will have lots of volunteers and staff working along the route, as well as bike mechanics and first aid personnel, who will be ready and happy to provide help to anyone whose bike might break down, feel ill or experience other difficulties. We recommend that you have your bike serviced before the ride and carry a puncture repair kit and pump. If your bike breaks down, turn your bike upside down and wait. If we cannot get you going again or you feel you cannot complete the ride, we have a bus and trailer that will collect you and your bike, and transport you to the finish site. Our support vehicles will be clearly marked with MSWA Ocean Ride signage.

We have done everything possible to make the course safe. The route has mostly left-hand turns, which means you are not turning across traffic. However, there are some right hand turns in the longer rides. If you follow basic road safety rules, drink plenty of fluids and follow instructions from route marshals, you’ll have a safe and enjoyable ride.

We understand that some parents may feel their children can ride the longer distances comfortably and safely, however, we have to consider the impact this may have in general. Safety remains our number one priority due to the number of riders and difficulty of the course, we are unable to accept entries of riders under 12 years of age for the 30km, 50km, 70km and 100km. There are some important reasons why the rides are not suitable for certain ages:

  • They are challenging rides and some children will not be able to complete the course.
  • The number of riders can be overwhelming for younger riders. Younger riders are often inexperienced, less confident, and are not used to riding in large groups.
  • When tired they may ride in an unpredictable manner which may cause accidents placing themselves, other riders and motorists at risk. Tag-along bikes do not overcome these issues and are not allowed for safety reasons.

Do you have a question about fundraising?

Fundraising is a key aspect of the Ocean Ride.  Riders participate, not only to experience this iconic Perth event, but to also help support Western Australians living with MS and all neurological conditions and their families.

Your registration fee helps cover the hard costs of running the event.  The main aim of the event is to raise funds for the cause.  A $100 minimum fundraising requirement, as part of your registration, will assure as much support as possible can be provided.  Most riders fundraise well in excess of this amount, raising on average over $266 each.

Children 12 years and under are encouraged to register but are not required to fundraise.

Yes.  Raising $100 is easy - and most riders fundraise, on average, well over $266.  MSWA will support you, via our website and/or or engagement with our Events Team, with simple tips and advice on ways to fundraise.  If you don’t want to fundraise, you can simply make your own tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $100, which ensures the validity of your registration.  If your agreed fundraising commitment is not fulfilled, your registration will be deemed invalid and you won’t be able to ride.

No, all registration fees are non-refundable.

You are making a valuable difference to someone’s life. Funds raised through MSWA Ocean Ride help MSWA to support people living with MS and all neurological conditions in Western Australia.

Every dollar raised goes to MSWA to provides services, support and care to the thousands of Western Australians living with MS and all neurological conditions. Things that are important to people during their journey, like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counselling - and, funding vital research projects to find the cause, better treatments and a cure for MS and all neurological conditions.

You can enter monies that you collect as offline donations through your fundraising page. If you’re unsure, or you need help, please contact the MSWA Ocean Ride Team on (08) 6454 3131 or email us and we’ll talk you through it.

Yes, you can! Please call the MSWA Ocean Ride Team on (08) 6454 3131 or email us and we’ll be happy to provide you with one – or more. We can also provide you with collection tins, stickers and balloons to help you with your fundraising!

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