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Welcome to the new look website for the 2017 Rio Tinto River 2 Reef Ride!

The Rio Tinto River 2 Reef Ride 2017 charity event is a mass participation ride, not a race, to raise funds for two local charities – RACQ CQ Rescue and Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and to encourage more people to become active and involved in cycling. This year’s event is to be held in Mackay on Saturday 30th September, 2017. Last year this event attracted over 1,500 cyclists. This year, it is estimated that numbers will exceed 1,600!

There are FOUR ride distances to choose from: 35km, 60km, 90km or 135km. We’ll finish at the Blue Water Quay where breakfast food stalls will be operating – perfect for your friends and family to greet you when you cross the line.

The Rio Tinto River 2 Reef Ride is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the glorious scenery Mackay has to offer while raising money for worthwhile causes.


The cost to register for the event is

  • $85 for adults aged 18+
  • $75 for juniors aged 13-17 years (before Dec 31st 2017) and
  • $85 each for 2 x adults + $50.00 for each additional child for family pricing.

NEW! Stay tuned for the addition of new packages in 2017 including family and economy tickets.

NB: It is expected that juniors aged 13-15 will ride with an experienced adult.

To receive a free event jersey with your registration you must register before 5pm August 31st 2017.
Final registrations close 1 week before the event – 5pm September 23rd 2017.

See the “Teams” tab for information about registering as a team.