Rules & Safety

Riding behaviour plays such an important part in the safety and atmosphere of the MS Brissie to the Bay.

When participating in the event and during your training, all road rules should be adhered to while cycling. This includes stopping at lights and crossings, and carrying valid identification. It is crucial we all understand cycling etiquette to ensure all our riders, with varying levels of skill and fitness, are able to enjoy their ride together.

All normal Queensland Road Rules apply, unless otherwise directed by a Queensland Police Officer. Please familiarise yourself with the Queensland Road Rules.

The MS Brissie to the Bay is an event in which participants ride on public roads that are open to general traffic throughout the ride. All entrants must abide by the road rules and obey police directions.


The MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride course is held on public roads that may have high traffic demands or present difficult conditions such as steep descents. It is therefore important that participants exercise caution at all times and ride in a protective manner to be aware of what is happening around them.

For your safety, as well as the safety of other cyclists, volunteers, local residents and the general community, please follow the safety advice below:

  • Listening to music via earphones or headphones is strictly prohibited.
  • Abide by the road rules. This includes adhering to speed limits, obeying traffic signals and remaining on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Listen and obey directions from Police, traffic controllers and course marshals.
  • Do not ride in the gutter.
  • Use hand signals if turning left, right or stopping.
  • Only pass other riders safely on the right hand side.
  • It is the rider’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the course map and to follow the signs posted on course.
  • Your bike must be mechanically sound with both front & rear brakes in working order.
  • Always wear your helmet correctly when cycling.
  • Wear bright clothing that increases your visibility to other road users.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water and to eat before, during, and after the event.
  • Entrants should only ridetwo abreast when it is safe to do so.
  • The use of mobile phones while riding is illegal so if you need to do so, please move off the road.


MS Brissie to the Bay takes our rider safety very seriously and want you to have the best ride you can.

Please note, your registration fee does not include cycling insurance. Prior to the event day, we recommend you find suitable insurance to keep you safe both during the event and every day riding. 

AusCycling is the National Sporting Organisation responsible for the development, facilitation and growth of all forms of cycling in Australia.

AusCycling currently represents over 54,000 members and 400 cycling clubs throughout Australia forming one of Australia’s largest cycling communities. Representing all levels of the sport from grassroots to high performance.

Their vision is to unlock cycling’s potential, advocate for riders’ safety, establish strong club communities and make all forms of cycling accessible to everyone.

We encourage our riders to check out their Lifestyle Membership specifically designed for social, leisure or commuting on any bike!

There's individual and family membership options for 1 month (from date of purchase), 12 months or from now until the ride (you just simply cancel your monthly membership).

Note: MS Queensland is not affiliated with this organisation and we do not endorse or guarantee the quality of the products or services. It is up to the individual to make their own informed decision when selecting insurance coverage.


We want to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable ride. To learn about the on course support avaliable to you, check out the rider information here

Rider Information

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