In November 2022, the MS Gong Ride will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Since 1981, this iconic ride has inspired an incredible community of participants, supporters, donors, and volunteers who together help to fight against multiple sclerosis.
It is Australia’s most respected community bike ride. For 40 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have hit the pavement in this legendary ride in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.
As the name suggests, this ride begins in Sydney and finishes in Wollongong. It starts in Tempe, a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney located 9km south of Sydney central and ends at Thomas Dalton Park in Fairy Meadow, Wollongong.
There are two distances to suit riders of different levels. The full 81km route is from Tempe Recreation Reserve, and the shorter 54km route is from Preston Park in Engadine.
This year our riders will experience the ride of a lifetime.
They’ll start by pedalling along the stunning natural backdrop of the Royal National Park, enjoying the incredible ocean views from Stanwell Tops, riding over the breathtaking Sea Cliff Bridge, before crossing the finish line in Wollongong amongst a backdrop of surf, sun, and sand.
All while committing to make sure over 25,000 Australians are supported on their journey to fight MS.
How it works?
- Sign up
- Crack on with your training and fundraising
- On Sunday, 6 November, join thousands of dedicated riders on an epic ride
You can do this ride as a solo cyclist, as the MS Gong Ride routes are safe and enjoyable. Plus, our staff members and volunteers will be there to support you. It is a great vibe, and you will make plenty of friends on the day!
You can also take part in the MS Gong Ride as a team which is a wonderful way to spend time with friends, family, and colleagues.
We will have a Special Event Train Ticket that will allow our riders to travel from Wollongong back to Sydney.
“I’ve been fighting MS for 26 years. This year’s 40th Gong Ride will be the 16th time I’ve been involved in this challenge. It really helps me cope with my MS, knowing that this huge cycling community is riding to support people like me. Thank YOU!” – Stephen ‘Papo’ Papadopoulos, MS Gong Ride Ambassador.
MS Gong Ride in numbers:
- 10,000 participants
- 7,500 muffins
- 400 volunteers
- 70 bike mechanics
- 60 event staff
- 7 rest sites
- 6 coffee vans
- 2 start sites
- 1 finish
Enjoying this unique cycling experience with 10,000 riders through some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery is very easy!