News

 

 

Register your interest for Around the Bay 2017

 

 

Bringing the kids along?

Parent Pods provide families with small children a comfortable space to feed, change and relax.  Inside a Parent Pod you will find a baby change station, comfortable feeding space and mini kitchenette, so please come past and take advantage of this facility. 

 

Download the 2016 Ride Guide

Your complete guide to this years Around the Bay

 

We love the Ferry, but we need your help so you aren't waiting to board

If you're participating in the 135km, 210 Anti, or 250km ride distances, please make yourself familiar with the updated Ferry process for 2016.

We improve the Ferry process year-on-year based on your feedback, and on the day we will be looking for your cooperation to ensure we can minimise waiting times for the Ferry.

Hints:
1. Be ready to board for the correct Ferry you have been allocated
2. Follow the instructions of our friendly volunteers, and you shouldn't have to wait long at all!



Mechanical support on event



Around the Bay mechanical support will be provided at allocated rest areas by local companies. It is recommended all Around the Bay participants carry additional supplies to keep them moving.  The bike mechanics will have a limited range of supplies on site which can be purchased, it is encouraged to carry some cash with you on the day to buy these items. The bike mechanics will be supplying their labour and expertise complimentary.

Some of these items include;
- FREE basic on the spot repairs (no parts required)
- Spare tubes - starting at $10 for common types
- Puncture repair kits - $5
- Spare CO2 cylinders - $5
- $29 for a tune up at Alexandra Gardens and Geelong Start Site – please allow for 20 mins

Bike pumps and basic tool kits will be provided at all out sites for self-service.


Providing support at Alexandra Gardens Start Site


Providing support at Frankston Rest Area


Providing support at Queenscliff and Sorrento Rest Areas, and Geelong Start Site.

WARBYS – "We Are Right Behind You”
​WARBYs provide basic mechanical support and encouragement to the 20km and 50km riders. Run by volunteer riders, WARBY support is complimentary. They can be identified by their bright yellow WARBY jerseys - make sure you give them a big wave and thank you!


Get dressed up to WIN!

Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat, or Where's Wally?

As you know our charity partner The Smith Family, are all about helping children in need with their education and since 1993 more than 16,000 children have been helped through Around the Bay.  

So to celebrate, we’re encouraging all 20km riders to dress up as their favourite book character on Sunday 9 October.
Pedal as Potter, Sprint as Spot or Cycle as Cinderella…let your imagination run wild! 

Best dressed will be judged at the Elwood Rest Area, with the winner receiving a FREE family pass to ride Around the Bay 2017!
Not only will you have a great time but your fundraising support will also help kids in need to access the books they need for school.



Free massages at Queenscliff

The Wiggle crew will be out in force at Queenscliff - cheering you along as you arrive to the Ferry, offering free massages and cold refreshments - make the most of it!


2016 Finisher Medal

New ride options, more road closures, new jerseys, and now a brand new medal for all Around the Bay 2016 Finishers.

Our amazing volunteers will be waiting to hand these out as you cross the finish line at Alexandra Gardens on Sun Oct 9.


Around the Bay jersey designs revealed

You too could look this good in one of our Around the Bay jerseys.

This year, we have a number of jersey designs available to riders taking part in Around the Bay which includes our very special limited edition The Ascent Around the Bay jersey

To get your hands on our special edition The Ascent Around the Bay jersey, use the promo code 'The Ascent' at checkout before 5pm, 13 July. 

 

Around the Bay celebrations in Mordialloc – 2nd July

Need some extra motivation to get out of your warm bed and go for a ride tomorrow morning? 

Get your gloves, socks, arm and leg warmers ready and join us for an extra special Around the Bay celebration in Mordialloc.


To celebrate the announcement of road closures for the 20km ride and 17km of new coastal riding for our 100km-250km riders, we'll be hosting a Super Rest Stop at the Tour de Café on Saturday 2 July from 7am-10am.

Get a small taste of what it's like to be on Around the Bay and enjoy our Super Rest Stop food buffet experience. Refuel and re-energise with fruit, lollies, chocolate, pretzels, banana bread and of course fluid for your hydration needs. Pop into Tour de Café for your caffeine hit while you’re there! 



You'll also get the chance to chat to our friendly Around the Bay team. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 
 

Super Rest Stops

Here's a sneak peak into what you'll receive at our Super Rest Stops on Around the Bay 2016!

Super Rest Stops will be located at Geelong and Frankston, and include a food buffet with an array of snacks like fruit, lollies, chocolate, pretzels, banana bread and fluid for your hydration needs.

 

Around the Bay celebrations in Frankston - 25 June

Need some extra motivation to get out of your warm bed and go for a ride tomorrow morning? 

Get your gloves, socks, arm and leg warmers ready and join us for an extra special Around the Bay celebration in Frankston.

To celebrate the announcement of road closures for the 20km ride and 17km of new coastal riding for our 100km-250km riders, we'll be hosting a Super Rest Stop at the Frankston BP on Saturday 25 June from 7am-10am.

Get a small taste of what it's like to be on Around the Bay and enjoy our Super Rest Stop food buffet experience. Refuel and re-energise with fruit, lollies, chocolate, pretzels, banana bread and of course fluid for your hydration needs. Of course, we'll have a coffee cart where you can purchase yourself a coffee or hot chocolate too. 

 

You'll also get the chance to chat to our friendly Around the Bay team. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

What's new? 

  • A new date: Sunday 9 October, 2016
  • A new 160km ride from Melbourne to Rosebud and back
  • Bigger and better Super Rest stop buffets including mechanical support
  • Improved start and passage way through the city
  • More on-route mechanics and support to ensure you reach the finish line

We've got plenty of new and exciting things planned for 2016 and we can't wait to reveal them over the coming months. 

Enter Around the Bay before the early bird deadline on July 6 and you’ll also receive a free Around the Bay jersey.