Ride for Medical Research

March, 2019

17MarAll Day22Ride for Medical ResearchA 6 day tour thru regional eastern VictoriaNar Nar GoonState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

riders at the Ride for Medical Research


Ride Details

The Ride for Medical Research is an adventure through Victoria’s beautiful and diverse Gippsland region.

The Ride for Medical Research is a 6 day adventure traversing the edges of the Strzelecki Ranges and along the rolling undulations through Gippsland lakes region and along the coast.

Riding through rural Victoria, this ride starts on the outskirts of East Melbourne, travelling east towards Sale before looping around back on the southern coastline back towards the southern extent of the Melbourne region. The full route will cover approximately 600km with approximately 5 1/2 thousand metres of elevation gain.

You’ll cover about 100kms per day, with riders being broken up into three groups of 10-15 riders per group, depending on your level of fitness and ability. The emphasis with this ride is participation, which means that you can ride as little or as far as you like, with support vehicles ready to pick up riders when required.  You can ride either the full six days or the first three days. Average speed is between 15-35km hour, depending on which group you are riding with.

The Ride for Medical Research raises money for medical research through the Australian Rotary Health Fund.

The ride meets in Knox, on the outskirts of Melbourne, where you will load up and drive to Nar Nar Goon, which is only a 50 km trip.

The itinerary is:

Day 1.  Nar Nar Goon out to Warragul and onto Traralgon with a major climb.

Day 2. An out and back loop from Traralgon to the south through the rolling undulations towards Yarram and returning near Mount Tassie.

Day 3. Traralgon through to Sale via a northern route of Heyfield.

Day 4.  An out and back loop to Sale via Bairnsdale.

Day 5. From Sale and through to Port Welshpool towards Foster.

Day 6. From Forster through to Grantville via Inverloch and Wonthaggi. Then returning to Knox which is about 85 km or 1 hr by road transport.

This a unique way to find more ride the Gippsland Region of Victoria.

The weather in the Gippsland Region is cool to temperate with a range of 10 through to 25 degrees , with a low chance of rain.  If it does rain, you can expect just a light drizzle which should clear.

You’ll find other cycling events, like the Ride for Medical Research, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.



The Ride for Medical Research is an adventure through Victoria’s beautiful and diverse Gippsland region.


17 March - 22 March


Nar Nar Goon, VIC

Nar Nar Goon

Extra Information

  • Water
  • Meals/Food/some snacks
  • Bus/SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Accommodation included
  • Fundraising minimum $200+
  • 2 rides; 3 day or 6 days