MSWA Ocean Ride takes place on public roads that are open to general traffic. Traffic management systems are in place along the course and these include:
- marshals at intersections and roundabouts;
- lane closure along West Coast Highway; and
- course signage.
Participants must abide by all road rules and obey the direction of police and traffic marshals.
Ride within the law
Standard road rules that apply to motorists also apply to cyclists. Police will be on the road and will fine those who:
- do not wear a helmet;
- disobey traffic lights at intersections and do not stop at pedestrian crossings;
- fail to keep left;
- ride more than two abreast;
- ride in a dangerous manner; and
- use a mobile phone whilst riding.
For your safety and the safety of other cyclists, volunteers, and the general public please follow the tips below:
- always wear your helmet when cycling;
- no iPods or earphones allowed;
- abide by the road rules;
- obey directions from Police, traffic marshals and event staff;
- always ride with the traffic on the left hand side of the road;
- use hand signals if turning left or right or stopping;
- only pass to the right of another rider and call out ‘passing‘ when doing so;
- it is your responsibility to follow the course signage;
- keep a look out for marshals holding signs to alert you of hazardous areas ahead; and
- you must maintain a speed of 20km/h (30km + 50km) / 23km/h (70km + 100km).