Ride services

Take the hassle out of your Around the Bay by booking a transport and valet service or a rider package.

Transport options

100km Sorrento*

  • Sunday 9 October: 5.00am departure from Alexandra Gardens to Sorrento
  • Includes: transport to and from Alexandra Gardens for you and your bike
  • Drop your bike off on Saturday 12pm - 5pm, or bring it with you on Sunday morning.
  • Price: $55

135km Geelong*

  • Saturday 8 October: 2pm departure from Alexandra Gardens to Geelong 
  • Includes: transport to Geelong for you and your bike
  • $49

*Limited availability


Valet Service

The valet service is available for all 210km and 250km riders passing through Sorrento or Queenscliff. We'll transport a small A4 valet envelope for you from the starting line to your lunch stop and back again. You can use it to carry a fresh kit, extra tubes or a favourite snack.

Riders with valet will also receive a second satchel to return anything back to the finish. Previous riders have used this return service to transport spare tubes they don't need or warm layers. Return valet bags will be collected at the finish site in Alexandra Gardens.

Valet can still be purchased at Alexandra Gardens until 5pm on Saturday 8 October 2016.

  • Cost: $20 (must be paid for in advance) 

How do I drop off my valet satchel?

Valet satchels must be returned to the Bicycle Network marquee at the Around the Bay Festival by Saturday 8 October at 5pm. At this time the valet items will be transported to their destination.

How do I collect my returned valet items after I finish?

After the ride on Sunday 9 October, valet satchels be available from the bag drop area at the Around the Bay Festival in Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne. Please note that there may be a period of time between when riders finish and the valet bags becoming available.

More information on this service can be found in FAQ's.


135km Geelong Valet Services

Riders doing the 135km Geelong can drop their bag at the start in Geelong and it will be delivered and waiting for you at the finish site at Alexandra Gardens.  

  • Cost: $20 (must be paid for in advance)

AllTrails Bicycle Tours

Turn your Around the Bay experience into a weekend getaway. AllTrails is once again hosting The Great Ocean Road extension. A 4-day, 400km Luxury Bike Tour that begins in Warrnambool on the Thursday and joins Around the Bay on the Sunday. You will stay in Port Campbell, Apollo Bay and Queenscliff before taking the early ferry to Sorrento on Sunday and riding anti-clockwise from Sorrento to Alexandra Gardens. To learn more, please visit the website.