The Indian Pacific Wheel Ride is an unofficial, solo, single-stage, unsupported, 5,500km road cycling event ocean-to-ocean across Australia. The course is 100% sealed. Tradition dictates that the event starts at 6:22am in Fremantle, Western Australia on the third Saturday of March, and finishes at the Sydney Opera House whenever you get there. The clock does not stop. There is no prize money. Nothing is at stake except honour.
The official race was cancelled after the death of Mike Hall in 2017, but the Australian ultra community continue to provide moral support and encouragement to all riders who choose to follow in his pedal strokes. The dot-watchers group on Facebook is where interested riders discuss, plan and make arrangements to participate in this unofficial event.