135km Geelong - Melbourne

Route description:

The 135km ride starts at Rippleside Park in Geelong, travels to Queenscliff where the ferry then transports riders to Sorrento before making your way back to Melbourne via the iconic Beach Road and the finish line in Alexandra Gardens.

New coastal riding on closed roads:

This year, the 135km will benefit from 17km of coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington, arguably the most beautiful stretch of the bay. This will include 6.5km of closed roads (north bound) between Safety Beach and Mount Martha.


Click here to view the route in Google Maps for more detail.*

Click here to download the 135km Geelong route map so you can upload to your compatible mobile app or GPS device to follow on the day.**


The 135km ride option is relatively flat with slight inclines, rollers and false flats, with most occurring within the first 20 kilometres. The elevation gain is 650 metres, with a maximum gradient of no more than 4%. The steepest parts of the 135km ride option occur at Leopold (roughly 1km of climbing), Wallington (roughly 2.5km of climbing), then just a gradual climb with some rollers thrown in for 6km as you come out of Mornington and head towards Frankston (the profile looks a lot worse than it is).

Key times & locations:

  • Start: First wave departs Rippleside Park 6:00am

  • First Ferry: 07:00am

  • Last Ferry: 09:30am 

  • Finish Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne

  • Price: $149.00 (early bird), $169.00 (standard)

Your Rest Areas:

Please note the distance to the first rest area on this ride (Queenscliff) is 35km. The Leopold rest stop is not available to 135km riders.

Ferry times

Departure time Bike capacity
7:00am 600
7:30am 450
8:00am 600
9:00am 600
9:30am 450

Please have your ticket on you and be ready to load the ferry 15 minutes before the departure time.

Welcome to your Super Rest Stops!

Super Rest Stops are located at Geelong and Frankston

*You do need a Google account to get the extra detail. You can create a free Google account here.

**Route is subject to change without notice. During the event, please always follow route signage or instructions of our route marshals.