Ride

Weekend

As the event weekend approaches, you’re sure to have a few questions, and this guide is here to help you feel prepared and informed about what to expect in the lead up to the MACA Cancer 200. 

Before the Event

Online check-in 

Online check in opens and will remain open a few weeks before the event weekend. Keep an eye out in your inbox for information on how to complete your online check in via the website.

Pack pick-up 

Once you’ve completed your online check in, your rider pack will be available for pick up at the Perkins.

Please refer to this map for parking.

Bike & bag drop-off

Drop off your bike and luggage at Optus Stadium on Friday, the day before the event.

More information.

The route

The official MACA Cancer 200 route is a two day, 200km round trip. Starting at Optus Stadium, on your first day you'll cycle all the way to Mandurah, and day two will see you make your way back again. On both days, the route is equipped with pit stops every 20km to help you complete your trip with ease. 

Weekend timeline

Day 1: Saturday 15th October

5.00 am - 6.00 am: Late luggage drop off

5.30 am - 6.00 am: All riders arrive  at Optus Stadium.

6.30 am The Opening Ceremony

7.00 am Ride out for Mandurah.

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm: Dinner

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm: WA Mack Muster Saturday Night Celebration .

10.00 pm Lights out, happy campers!

Day 2: Sunday 16th October  

5.00am to 6.30am Breakfast

6.45 am Weather and safety briefing

7.00 am Ride out from Mandurah to return to Optus Stadium

11.00 am WesTrac Welcome Back at Optus Stadium and The Camfield 

5:00 pm WesTrac Welcome Back and end of ride celebrations finish 

What else?

Luggage drop-off and bike security 

Your bike and luggage can be dropped off at Optus Stadium at any time from 7am – 7pm on Friday 14 October.

Bikes will be kept safe in a secure lock up that is patrolled 24/7 and luggage will be secured at Optus Stadium before being trucked down to Mandurah prior to your arrival on Saturday.

Late luggage will also be accepted on Saturday 15 October from 5am – 6am.

More information will be shared with you about this via email closer to the Ride weekend. 

Parking and getting to Optus Stadium 

The MACA Cancer 200 team have your parking for the weekend covered, and you will receive more inforation about this closer to the event weekend.

However please note that parking in and around Optus Stadium is limited. So if possible, please consider getting dropped off or hitch a ride with a fellow rider to avoid any delays! There will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone for the duration of the weekend. 

Health & Safety 

200km is a long way, so we’ll have something cold for you once you cross the finish line, and massage therapists to help ease those aches. There will also be St John officers on standby and phone number to call should you require any assistance along the route. 

Pit-stops  

There are pit-stops located roughly every 20km along the route. These pit-stops have a place for you to go to the bathroom, stock up on water, help yourself to snacks and have lunch.

Yummy food is also provided at the finish line on both days, as well as Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast for all registered. 

Saturday night celebrations and camping 

The official Saturday night celebrations includes dinner, stories, acknowledgements, surprises and one big celebration of you thanks to sponsor, WA Mack Muster & Truck Show. 

Camping facilities are also available to those who book a camping space. Please note - bookings are essential and you are required to provide your own bedding. If you aren't sure if you received an email about camping on Saturday night, or have any questions, reach out to the team at ride@perkins.org.au

Want to find out more?  

Check out our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions! 
If you've got questions we haven't answered, get in touch with the team! We'd love to hear from you.