Event Details

Need a place to stay in Perth on Friday night? Maximise your Ride experience by making all your travel arrangements now. Reserve your transportation and hotel room!

Official Host Hotel:

Comfort Apartments South Perth
281 Mill Point Rd
Perth WA 6151
Phone: (08) 9474 0200
Website: Click here (Reservations are required so don’t wait!)

Rates:
1 Bedroom = $165/night
2 Bedroom = $245/night
2 Bedroom exec = $270/night
3 Bedroom = $330/night
Deadline Date: Based on availability
Additional Info: Please reference “Ride to Conquer Cancer” when booking your room to confirm your discount. Please call (08) 9474 0200 or email: reservations@comfortsouthperth.com.au

Shuttle: A shuttle bus will leave from the host hotel at 5:30am. Please be outside your hotel waiting for the bus at approximately 5:15am. If you do wish to take the shuttle, you bikes must be dropped off on Friday as there will be no bike transport from the hotel.

RSVP to reserve your transportation today

Don’t know what to pack for The Ride? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.

Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: McCallum Park, Taylor Street. Victoria Park, WA 6100

Save time waiting in lines the day of The Ride and pick up your packet, including your jersey, bike number, and all important documents on Friday, 12 October.

You will be able to drop off your bike and gear on-location on Friday, 12 October. You can also drop off your overnight bag on Friday and we’ll transport it to the Mandurah camp site for you. As a result, there will be no need to wait in long lines on the morning of Saturday, 13 October. You’ll just show up and ride!

If you’re unable to make the Friday gear drop off time you will be able to drop your gear on the Saturday morning, but please arrive early if you intend to do this.

Check In Online before October 10 — want to skip the lines on event day and grab your Ride packet before the event at The Perkins? Then you must complete Online Check-In by Wednesday 10 OCTOBER at 5 p.m. — Check In Now

 

Check in onsite on 12 October – Save time waiting in line on the day of The Ride. Check-in and pick up your packet, which includes your jersey, bike number, and other important documents on Friday, 12 October between 3pm and 6pm. You will also be able to drop off your bike and gear on-location on Friday, 12 October. As a result, there will be no need to wait in long lines on the morning of Saturday, 13 October. If you can’t make it on Friday, please arrive at 5:30am on Saturday morning to complete your check-in process on site.

You will also be able to pick up your packet from The Perkins earlier in the week:

Early Packet Pickup

Time
Monday 8th October: 3-7pm
Tuesday 9th October: 12-6pm
Wednesday 10th October: 10am-3pm (everyone), 5:30-7:30pm (VIPs only)
Thursday 11th October: 12-6pm

Early Pickup Location
Room: SR G24
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Block Q, QEII Medical Centre
6 Verdun Street, Nedlands, 6009

Shuttle (from host hotel): Departs from Quest South Perth at 5:30AM sharp

Gear Drop-Off and Late Check-In: 5:30am – 6:45am. Last minute Check-In begins for those who could not check in on Friday and get their packet. If planning to check in onsite, please arrive early to avoid missing Opening Ceremonies. Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 6:45am.

All participants must be onsite: 6:15am

Opening Ceremony: 6:45am

Location: McCallum Park, Taylor Street. Victoria Park, WA 6100

Late Check-In time: 5:30am

Coffee: There will be coffee and bananas available at the start line, but please remember to arrive at the event already fed.

Parking Info: Taylor Reserve, Ellam Street, Victoria Park WA 6100

Parking Cost: Free

Details: Parking is available to all participants, family and friends on Taylor Reserve. Entrance through Ellam Street only. Please note that there will be no entry or exit on Ellam Street from 6:45am – 7:45am in order to accommodate Ride Out. Security is provided throughout the weekend, however, it is recommended to remove any valuable items from all vehicles. The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer® is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Shuttle
One shuttle bus will leave from the host hotel at 5:30am. Please be outside your hotel waiting for the bus at approximately 5:15am. Bikes must be dropped off on Friday at the start line as there will be no bike transport from the hotel.

RSVP to reserve your transportation today.

Parking
Parking is available to all participants, family and friends on Taylor Reserve. Entrance through Ellam Street only. Please note that there will be no entry or exit on Ellam Street from 6:45am – 7:45am in order to accommodate Ride Out. Security is provided throughout the weekend, however, it is recommended to remove any valuable items from all vehicles. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Click here for parking map.

CAMP
Hall Park, Leighton Place. Mandurah, WA 6210

Everything you need is on site! Catered meals, entertainment, hot showers, and massages. There is also a medical team on site to help with any bumps and bruises you may have picked up along your journey.

Note: We’ll transport your luggage to camp, leaving you free to focus on your ride.

Visiting Hours: Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm

Visitors are able to join you at Camp to celebrate your Saturday ride, and we will have some snacks and beverages available for purchase. They are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch/dinner. Visitor parking onsite is limited. All visitors must leave camp by 9:00pm.

 

Parking Information: Public parking is available beside the boat house, left of the bridge and there is also street parking in the surrounding area.

 

CAMPING GEAR
Your gear will be waiting for you at Camp. After collecting it, signage will lead you to your tent. In the morning, pack up your gear and leave your tent right where it is. A team of amazing volunteers will take the tents down. Bring your gear bag to the truck with the corresponding letter as your tent assignment.

It is going to be a beautiful, COOL evening at camp so please pack appropriately and don’t forget to bring your rain gear in case of bad weather. The Ride will take place regardless of the weather.

 

THINGS TO DO AT CAMP
While at camp please take advantage of all local activities: King Carnival -The Carnival is one of the oldest, historical amusement sites in the state of Western Australia. Kayaks 4 U offer canoe and kayak rentals. In front of Kayaks 4 U is a local swimming area – bring your swimming gear and go for a dip! All these activities are within walking distance from camp.

 

CAMP ENTERTAINMENT
Join us for camp entertainment in the dining tent. Don’t forget to bring your ID. At 6:00 pm, our Camp Show will start and we’ll report on weather, the route, media coverage, and make special announcements regarding the event. We’ll also feature some of the special people from the Perkins who will talk about the research and programs made possible by your donation dollars.

Location: McCallum Park, Taylor Street. Victoria Park, WA 6100

Time: Sunday 14 October – Opens 10:00am, Closes 5:00pm.

Parking Information: Taylor Reserve, Ellam Street, Victoria Park WA 6100. Click here for parking map.

Parking Cost: Free of Charge

Parking Details: Parking is available to all participants, family and friends on Taylor Reserve. Entrance through Ellam Street only. Security is provided throughout the weekend, however, it is sugested to remove any valuable items from all vehicles. Please note: The Ride to Conquer Cancer is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

ALL CREW MEETING

When?
Wednesday 10th October, 2018, 6:30pm – 8pm

Where?
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Block Q, QEII Medical Centre
6 Verdun Street, Nedlands, 6009

 

RECRUITING

WE NEED MORE CREW
We still have a number of exciting Crew and Volunteer roles that need to be filled!! If you or someone you know is interested in Crewing/Volunteering please contact Audrey on 0420 606 443 or email audrey@conquercancer.org.au. Crew get everything the Riders get, including all meals, accommodation, transportation and a Crew T-shirt! Join our Crew team today to play a major role in the event! No experience necessary!

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

30 September, 2018

Mailed donation forms sent in must be postmarked by this date in order to be credited to your fundraising balance before the event.

Company matching gifts sent in must also be postmarked by this date in order to be credited to your fundraising balance before the event. (Any matching gifts not received can be “guaranteed” by a delayed self-pledge with the participant’s credit card number).

8, 9, 10, 11 October, 2018

Early packet pickup available from Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Pickup available from 12pm-6pm on the 8th, 9th and 10th, and TBD on the 12th.

10 October, 2018

Online Check-in closes. Check in online by 5pm on 10 October so you can take advantage of packet pick up onsite on Saturday morning, 10 October.

11 October, 2018

Tent Allocation numbers sent out via email.

12 October, 2018

Check-in and pick up your packet, including your jersey, bike number, and all important documents. You will also be able to drop off your bike and gear on location (McCallum Park, Taylor Street).

13 October, 2018

If you can’t make the Friday check-in, you can also check-in and pick up your event pack on the morning of the event.

13 October, 2018

Online donations received on or before this date will be reflected in your fundraising account.

For your safety, and the safety of others, you must wear a piece of high visibility clothing, have a red flashing reflective light on the back of your bike and come prepared with a small bike tool and repair kit.

Rider Identity – Your wristband is your passport to The Ride. It has your name, your participant number and our emergency hotline number. You must wear it for the entire duration of the event. Likewise, your bike will be assigned a corresponding number and saddle plate that must be visible at all times along the route.

Tent Assignment – If you have completed the tent assignment process online, and you will be staying at Camp, you will be emailed your tent assignment on Thursday, 11 October.

Bring your Photo ID – You’ll need it if you’re checking in on Saturday morning or especially if you’ll be drinking alcohol at Camp on Saturday.

Meals – We will provide regular, vegetarian and gluten free meal options. If you are bringing special meals, please ensure they are clearly labelled and in a cooler bag.

Weather – Be prepared for all kinds of weather – hot, humid, cold, and wet! Pack your belongings inside large plastic bags (garbage bags work great) before you put them in your suitcase, to keep them dry in case of rain.

Survivors – If you are a cancer survivor and want to be recognised as such, please pick up your yellow flag on Friday at Check-In or Saturday morning.

*Our motto is Stay Alert, Stay Alive* After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride. Please get out on the route safely:
– Always ride predictably and in control
– Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth
– Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times
– Be patient

Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilised as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.

Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 000, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, or at Camp, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 000, contact the official Ride Hotline number (1300 997 433) printed on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.

Bike mechanics: During The Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.

Must haves:
– Wear a piece of high visibility clothing in the case of weather conditions (ie: fog)
– Must have a red flashing reflective light on the back of your bike
– Come prepared with a small bike tool and repair kit in case you run into technical issues along your ride

Cheer Stations – 

Support our epic riders by bringing out your big, colourful signs, loud applause and enthusiastic cheers at the following sites:

Day 1 Cheer Stations

Station Location @km Open Times
#1 Riverton Drive East, Riverton, 6148 10 7:20am – 8:30am
#2 Cnr of Patterson Street & Whitby Street, Mundijong, 6123 52 8:45am – 12:40pm

Day 2 Cheer Stations

Station Location @km Open Times
#1 Waikiki Foreshore Park, Warnbro Beach Road, Rockingham, 6169 36km 7:40am – 10:35am
#2 Esplanade, Rockingham. 6168 44km 8:00am – 11:30am
 #3  Dolan Park, Riverside Road, East Fremantle 6158  80km  9:10am – 3:05pm

SAFETY TIPS

TRAFFIC LAWS
Cyclists must follow all traffic laws an automobile driver would observe which include but are not limited to stopping at red lights, stop signs & round about’s as well as and yielding to pedestrians. In some cases, a police officer patrolling an intersection will give Riders the right away — in this case, it is OK to proceed with caution. Even at T intersections, you must stop at a Red traffic light.

Helmets – You must wear an AUS/NZS approved helmet, and it must be securely fastened at all times you are on your bike during The Ride.

Headphones/mobile phones/portable radios – Ride participants are never permitted to wear headphones or use mobile phones or radios while riding. Using them while riding is extremely dangerous. If you need to make a call while out while on the road, carefully pull well off the route to do so.

Be Predictable – Smooth, consistent riding is the key to ensuring everyone riding the route feels comfortable and that cyclists are not a hazard to themselves or anyone else.

Know your Limitations and Use the Course Support Provided – The Ride routes can be difficult with unpredictable weather. There will be Pit Stops with food and hydration, along with mechanical and medical support roughly every 20 – 25kms’s. There will also be numerous SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles along the course that will assist with each Rider’s journey.

Call Out Any Change – Cyclists are encouraged to call out “Slowing,” “On Your Left,” “On Your Right,” “Car Up,” “Car Back,” etc. Also, call out approaching hazards for those behind you such as “pot hole,” “tree limb,” etc.

Do NOT Overlap Wheels – Be cognisant of those around you and pay attention to the position of your front wheel vs. their back wheel. This causes the majority of accidents.

Ride Single File or Two Abreast – The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer® is by definition a ‘rules of the road’ ride meaning the roads are open to traffic. Please do not endanger yourself and others by riding more than two abreast or in some cases single file and inconveniencing the local citizens who allow us to come through their community.

Signal – Signal with your hands and/or voice so that everyone knows your intentions.

Stay to the Left – Ride as far to the left as is practical, unless making a right hand turn or avoiding hazards in the road. If you must stop, do your best to move off the road when you stop.

Leave No Man/Woman – If you are riding in a group and get separated at an intersection, as a matter of courtesy, you should soft pedal until the rest have re-joined.

Use Caution on Descents – Watch for signage indicating dangerous descents and be ready to slowly apply the brakes if necessary. When descending and turning, make sure your inside leg is at the “12 o’clock” position, not “6 o’clock”.

Follow Course Signage – The signage we place on all courses is there for your safety, follow the directions of these signs. For example, a “CAUTION” sign means slow down and focus on your surroundings.

Say “Thank You” – The Ride could not exist without the support of the many Volunteers and Crew on-course. Please take the time as you ride by to thank them for dedicating their time to the event.

Videos:
For more information on health, watch this video.
For more information on safety, watch this video.

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