EVENT SCHEDULE & DETAILS

Hotel Accommodations

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:

Quest South Perth
281 Mill Point Rd
Perth WA 6151
Phone: (08) 9474 0200
Web: Click here (Reservations are required so don't wait!)
Rate 1: 2 Bedroom apt: $255/night (2 night stay)/ $275/night (1 night stay)
Rate 2: 3 bedroom apt: $285/night (2 night stay) / $305/night (1 night stay)
Deadline Date: Based on availability

Additional Info: Please reference ʺRide to Conquer Cancerʺ when booking your room to confirm your discount. Please call (08) 9474 0200 or email:questsouthperth@questapartments.com.au

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 as there will be no bike transport from the hotel.

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What to Pack

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.




Bike & Gear Drop Off

Date: Friday, 14th October 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: McCallum Park, Taylor Street. Victoria Park, 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, 14 October. You will also be able to drop off your bike and gear on-location on Friday, 14 October. As a result, there will be no need to wait in long lines on the morning of Saturday, 15 October. You’ll just show up and ride!

Check-In Times

Check in onsite on 14 or 15 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, 14 October between 3pm and 6pm. You will also be able to drop off your bike and gear on-location on Friday, 14 October. As a result, there will be no need to wait in long lines on the morning of Saturday, 15 October. If you can't make it on Friday, please arrive at 5:15am on Saturday morning to complete your check-in process on site.



Saturday Opening Ceremony

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

Gear Drop-Off and Late Check-In: 5:15am - 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, 6100

Late Check-In time: 5:15am

Coffee: There will be coffee for sale but no breakfast provided.

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.



Getting to the Start Line

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.

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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.

Cheering Stations

Encourage friends and family to bring out big, colourful signs, smiling faces and enthusiastic cheers to support the Riders on the route at the official 2016 Cheering Stations of The MACA to Conquer Cancer.



The Route

Day 1

Route Opening Time: 7:00AM
All Participants must be on route by 7:30AM

All event participants must depart on route from official start location. If you arrive past the route cut off time and the rear escort vehicle has left site, for safety reasons you will be shuttled to catchup to the rest of the event particpants.

Day 2

Route Opening Time: 6:30AM
All Participants must be on route by 7:00AM

All event participants must depart on route from official campsite location. If you arrive past the route cut off time and the rear escort vehicle has left site, for safety reasons you will be shuttled to catchup to the rest of the event particpants.

Please note these routes are subject to change.





Camp Information

CAMP
Hall Park, Leighton Place. Mandurah 6210

Everything you need is at Camp! Catered meals, entertainment, hot showers, and massages. There is also a medical team on staff 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. If your visitors are looking for nearby accommodation in Mandurah, The Sebel Mandurah, 1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah will give them 10% off their best available rate at the time of booking if they mention The Ride to Conquer Cancer. Please contact Tracy Low at:

T +61 8 9512 8300

E h8767@accor.com



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 You offer canoe and kayak rentals. In front of Kayaks 4 You 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.


Finish Line

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

Time: Opens 10:00am, Closes 6:00pm.

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 Information

Date: Thursday, 13th October, 2016
6:45pm: Onsite Check-In / Packet pick up for Crew.
6:00pm: Crew Captain Meeting.
7:00pm: All Crew Meeting.
Location: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun Street, Nedlands, WA, 6009

This meeting for Crew is mandatory. If you are unable to attend please get in touch with your Crew Captain or the Crew and Volunteer coordinator.

Limited parking is available on the grounds. Parking is paid parking within designated metered zones. Please follow event signage.

RECRUITING

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
We have a range of volunteer shifts available. Shifts are available on Friday 9am - 3pm in Mandurah, Saturday 5am - 8am and Sunday 9am - 1pm or 10am -4pm at McCallum Park. If you or someone you know is interested in joining us for a shift please contact Elle on 0402 288 757 or email eammann@conquercancer.org.au.

General Info and Safety Rules

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. For more Safety Tips, visit click here.

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, 13 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.

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, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 000, contact the official Ride Hotline number (1300 864 218 ) 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


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 AS/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 cognizant 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.