The 40km course follows a safe, mostly traffic free well pathed cycle path around Lake Illawarra. The ride is well sign posted and has bathroom and rest stop areas along the way. As there are some interconnecting local residential and some major road sections these are either shared use (marshals to warn motorists), under official traffic control or have a designated left cycle lane.
The road is open to traffic, with most of the cycle traffic free. During the course riders must adhere to marshal and traffic control directions. This includes stopping at all crossing and intersections under course marshal direction, and walking over narrow bridges