Around the Bay is an annual Melbourne bike ride that takes in some of the city’s most iconic sights

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Early bird entries receive a bonus jersey

Explore the best of Melbourne by bike

With ten ride options from 20km to 300km, there’s something for bike riders of all abilities to enjoy. Take in iconic sights of Melbourne on our family-friendly rides or test your legs and tackle the infamous loop around Port Phillip Bay.

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Early bird gets the jersey

2018 event jersey

In 2018 we want you to ride your way. 

The official 2018 Around the Bay event jersey design was voted by you and we’re pretty stoked with how it looks!

Grab yourself an early bird entry to Around the Bay (before Friday 27 July) to receive a bonus jersey for your ride.

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Light up your winter training!

Our friends at Knog are giving Around the Bay 2018 entrants 25% off to help light up your winter training! Simply grab an entry before midnight Sunday 27 May using the promo code LIGHTUP and we'll send out the details to claim the discount.

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Buddy up!

John West corporate team at Around the Bay

Rally the office, your cycling club or your riding buddies for Around the Bay.

Enter a team, set your goal and raise funds for The Smith Family to help disadvantaged Australian children succeed at school.

We’ve got everything you need to help you organise a team, train and get the most out of your ride.

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A day out for the whole family!

Our family-friendly options mean that there’s an Around the Bay ride for everyone, no matter your age, bike or ability.

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The Smith Family


For 25 years, Around the Bay riders have proudly supported The Smith Family in helping disadvantaged Australian children to succeed at school and create better futures for themselves.

One in seven Australian children are living in disadvantage, where even the basics are hard to come by. But through fundraising for your ride in Around the Bay, you are helping to break this cycle of disadvantage and change the lives of children in need.

Around the Bay fundraising - The Smith Family

Some of the best bits

2017 highlights

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The Smith Family
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