Does the ride cater towards different skill levels?
The best thing about the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride is that it is an event for riders of all ages and abilities, with 5 different courses to choose from!
Since it is not a race, we encourage riders to take the course at their own pace.
That being said, the MS Brissie to the Bay is a cycling event, so basic riding ability is needed for your own safety. The event also shares roads with cars, so it is highly recommended you have some experience in this prior to participating.
We do have course cut off times to allow for planning with the emergency services, traffic control officers, volunteers and support crews. Riders who are riding slower than the predicted 15km/hour for the 25km, 50km and 100km distances, and 18km/hour for the 130km distance will be encouraged to be swept forward along the route to ensure they are able to cross the finish line within the time frame.
Riders who do not wish to be swept forward should be aware that full course support will not be available to them after the cut-off time.
What do I receive for my entry fee?
Each rider registered for the MS Brissie to the Bay event will receive a rider pack, which includes your rider guide, your rider plate with twist ties to attach to your bike, and helmet sticker with your rider number on it. Your rider guide also includes a map of the course with locations for drink stations, toilets, first aid and bike mechanics.
Your event day experience will include:
- Live entertainment, food stalls, massage service and more.
- Dedicated volunteers assisting you at home base and directing you out on the course at the event.
- Drink stations along the route with free electrolyte drinks and snacks.
- Professional photographers stationed at many points along the route ready to take your action shots. These photos will be available for purchase after the event.
- Medical response team monitoring and roving the entire course.
- Mechanical support at home base and roving the entire course.
- Police presence at busy intersections to direct you and keep everyone safe.
- Professional traffic controllers at busy sections of each course monitoring rider and vehicle traffic conditions throughout the event and assisting with clear paths for riders.
- Directional, safety and motivational signage mounted in visible areas throughout each course.
- SAG vehicles to take you to the next refreshment stop if you are unable to continue or require mechanical support.
- Designated Support Officer to help you through your fundraising journey for MS.
Is fundraising compulsory?
The MS Brissie to the Bay is a fundraising event. By registering, you are joining a group of like-minded individuals coming together to change the lives of those living with MS. We ask each rider to raise $250 to improve the lives of people living with MS. Fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails, and sharing your fundraising page on social media.
All it takes is 10 people donating $25, or 5 people making a $50 donation. We recommend to start early and give yourself the most amount of time to raise your funds.
We are here to support you and help you reach your fundraising goal. Please reach out to us at email@example.com or 1300 090 923 for fundraising support.
Does my entry fee go towards people living with MS?
Your entry fee goes towards supporting the associated costs of staging such a large public event. This means we rely on you to raise much-needed funds for the 25,000 Australians living with multiple sclerosis.
All money raised by our riders in the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride goes directly towards changing the lives of people living with MS, to fund our NeuroAssist information line, specialist nursing services, wellness programs, and financial support.
How can I find out more information?
If you need any further information, please contact the MS Queensland Events Team via phone or email:
Phone: 1300 090 923 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org