Bicycle Network: 210km Sorrento return (4263)
210km Sorrento return
The 210km rides are the stronghold rides of Around the Bay. The ferry process will continue to be improved and riders will experience superior rest stops and greater route signage.
In 2016, Bicycle Network will not be running the 210km clockwise or 210km Queenscliff return ride option. Click here for more information on why. We encourage you to take the opportunity to try the iconic anti-clockwise option or the beautiful 210km Sorrento Return ride both with the new 17km of coastal riding.
New coastal riding on closed roads:
This year, the 210km rides 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.
The 210km Sorrento Return ride starts in Alexandra Gardens, travels through Mordialloc to the Sorrento turnaround point and then makes its way back to Melbourne, via iconic Beach Road, to the finish line in Alexandra Gardens.
Click here to view the route in Google Maps for more detail.*
Click here to download the 210km Sorrento Return route map so you can upload to your compatible mobile app or GPS device to follow on the day.**
The 210km Sorrento Return heads down the beautiful Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento, where you turn around and head back the same way to Melbourne via Rosebud, Frankston, Mordialloc and St Kilda. The route is relatively flat with just over 800 metres of elevation gain. The steepest parts of the ride occurs at Oliver’s Hill (600 metres of climbing @ 6%) - Ouch, Balcombe Hill (roughly 2.4km of climbing @ 4.4%), 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 6:00am from Alexandra Gardens
- Finish Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne
- Price: $160.00 (early bird), $185.00 (standard)
Your Rest Areas:
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.