Ride with us
join up to 200 riders
ride 950 kilometres
climb 7,500 metres
over 7 days
with 50 volunteers
The 2019 ride will begin on Saturday 4 May and conclude on Friday 10 May. Click the info symbol on the left for all the details you need to know about the ride – how to enter, the cost, training and preparation and more.
There’ll be 7 days of fantastic riding from Sydney on Saturday 4 May 2019 into the heart of Surfers Paradise on Friday 10 May 2019. From highways, to by-ways with gorgeous coastal and hinterland scenery to thrill your senses.
You don’t have to … but why not use your ride to gather support for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets? We’ve got some great fundraising resources to help you along the way.
Proudly supporting Youth Off The Streets
The Sydney to Surfers Ride raises much needed funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Youth Off The Streets supports chronically homeless and drug addicted young Australians as they work to turn their lives around. It is their goal that these young people will leave their care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand. There is simply no better cause.
Rotary Club of Engadine
Our riders say:
I also thoroughly enjoyed my stay @ Sea World Resort.
Very well done to you all and my sincere thanks to all involved.
It amazed us how quickly strangers with a common goal could quickly come together to achieve that goal and become friends along the way.
Can't wait until next year!
We rode in pack 4 for the whole week. Rod was a great captain. He kept us all under control and most importantly, safe! Peter was a fantastic sweep. I struggled up a number of hills but Pete was always at my side with words of encouragement. He rode slowly along side myself and Louise on the dirt road section, happily sacrificing what would have been a fun fast ride for him as a mountain biker. Jackie was a great support driver. She was incredibly protective of us, and there whenever we needed her.
Safety and support - as a hesitant road rider, I ironically cannot explain how safe I always feel on the S2S ride. The support vehicle assistance was always present and reassuring. 'Most' riders were confident and mindful of their actions within the pack as well which meant for a safer and less stressful ride.
Our Platinum Sponsor
Macsim Fastening Systems are delighted to be involved in the ride – as a leading supplier of fasteners we know it’s the little things that hold the big things together! Our contribution is one of the little things and I just want to acknowledge the big things: the work of Rotary Club of Engadine, the Youth of the Streets team and the riders. I congratulate them on making such a big difference in the lives of so many deserving young people.
Our other sponsors
The first Sydney to Surfers Ride was staged by the Rotary Club of Engadine in 1999 to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Since then, this popular annual event has raised more than $3 million to support the important programs delivered by YOTS team.
In his memory, Fraser Mackay-Sim (Managing Director, of the ride’s key sponsor, Macsim Fastenings) asked that the name of the event be changed to acknowledge Robbo’s pivotal influence which sustained the ride for so many years.
As all who knew Robbo would confirm, Ken was a larger than life person who always had the glass half full view on life and his inspiration and vision was second to none. He was a positive influence on all who knew him and with the addition of his nickname ‘Robbo’ to the name of the ride, he will always be remembered as the pioneer of the Sydney to Surfers “Robbo’s” Ride.