About the Ride


15-16 October, 2016


Riding throughout Western Australia's scenic countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot – and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts.

The MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. The money you raise for The Ride will benefit Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute.

Your 2-day cycling adventure begins as you gather with fellow Riders for an inspiring Opening Ceremony, where we’ll remember those lost to cancer and honour those continuing the fight.

Discovering some of Western Australia's most dramatic landscapes, you'll experience Perth's urban excitement juxtaposed with rolling countryside at the foot of the Darling Range.

Lining the route every 25-30 kilometres, you’ll find fully stocked Pit Stops with all the snacks and hydration you’ll need to keep going. Day One culminates with arrival at Camp, where you can enjoy a cold beer, a hot shower, and a well-deserved massage before a fun evening of entertainment and socialising.

With an overnight campout in the Mandurah area, the dynamic contrast between wildflower-specked green pastures and the rugged coast of the Indian Ocean will provide the perfect backdrop for your epic journey. You may even spot a dolphin cheering you on!

After camping overnight under the stars, Day Two will lead you further through the inspiring landscape, as you make your way towards the Finish Line – a high energy celebration of your epic Ride and the amazing impact you’ve made in the quest to conquer cancer.

The Course

You’ll proudly cycle out of Perth and follow the front ranges of the majestic countryside as the urban landscape gives way to breathtaking scenery that is pure Western Australia.

Day One culminates in a special afternoon and evening of entertainment and socialising with an overnight camp under the starry sky.

Day Two will lead you through more inspiring landscape with unforgettable views as anticipation grows and you are beckoned toward the Finish Line. Cheering onlookers, family and friends will be waiting to help you celebrate the end of your epic journey and your amazing impact in the quest to conquer cancer.