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MS Brissie to the Bay

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by Rachel Timmins (subscribe)
I am a chief writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, published poet and Editor of poetry magazine ‘Fruit Salad’ (on hold). I also write children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Event:
Help Multiple Sclerosis sufferers
For twenty five years the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride has brought together cyclists to help fight MS and create friendships. Joining the family atmosphere, riders challenge themselves, travelling the scenic routes to Moreton Bay.

The fundraising goal for 2016 is $1.8M and they are well on their way already, helping those living with MS in Australia. In 2015 Brissie to the Bay achieved the highest attendance of riders of all rides.

Get with this Program

5:15am Registration begins at Musgrave Park with closure of registration fifteen minutes prior to each distance. Staggered starts for each of these four:

6:15am 100km - all the way to Wellington Point
7:45am 50km - classic route to Wynnum
8:45am 25km - scenic route to Balmoral
9:15am 10km - family friendly ride around Brisbane's charming Riverside

Prizes will be drawn throughout the day for each of the four rides and the highest fundraisers will be announced. The course closes at around 2:15pm. See the intended course routes.

Brissie to Bay MS course map route
Sample of intended routes. Image by www.brissietothebay.com.au/course-maps/course-map-10km.


Safety & Health

MS Brissie to the Bay are concerned about your safety and wellbeing. First Aiders will be on site throughout the event, the service available at the start and midway points of the three longer rides.

Bring your pump, a spare tube, small tool kit and water bottle. Wear high-viz clothing and strap your helmet on correctly.

Police will be in attendance, so be sure to follow the road rules. Obey traffic signs, keep to the left of the carriageway, no more riders than two abreast and wear a helmet. Don't use your mobile phone whilst riding or listen to music via earphones or headphones. Obey marshal and Police instructions, obey the speed limit, don't ride in the gutter, use hand signals, call out 'passing' if passing another rider on the right, check behind when passing, follow the course. Phew, that's exercise just reading the list. And there's more to it, so check the website carefully before registration.

Repairs

Mechanical repair services at the starting point and along the course will make repairs free, provided riders pay for any replacement parts. In the event of a breakdown, place your bike upside down and wait for a repair van or marshal. Riders and their bikes will be transported to the nearest refreshment station.

Registration & Preparation

Early bird discounts still apply at present so hurry to sign up for yourself or register your team. If you don't ride you can simply donate to help MS sufferers.

Need to spruce up your riding gear? Branded jerseys and tees are available merchandise.

On registration you will receive a rider pack and bib number with the bib being attached to your bike.

Make sure your bike and your body are in top condition.

Entry prices from dozens of options from $15 up to $250.

Transport & Parking

Suggested mode of public transport is by rail to Southbank or South Brisbane stations then ride to Musgrave Park via Vulture, Cordelia and Russell Street or via Grey, Melbourne, Merivale and Russell Streets.

Parking isn't available in Russell, Manning or Edmonstone Streets as they will be closed for the event. Uncercover parking is available at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Conservatorium and South Bank.
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Why? help MS sufferers & increase fitness, family fun
When: 5.15am - 2.15pm
Phone: 07 3840 0828
Where: Musgrave Park, Brisbane
Cost: varies from $15 - $250
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