Around the Bay is the one day of the year where Melbourne unites to celebrate cycling

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Celebrating 25 years of Melbourne's biggest bike ride

Now in its 25th year, Around the Bay has cemented its place in bike riding culture as Australia’s biggest one-day bike ride.

With nine ride options and seven ride distances, there’s an Around the Bay ride for everyone. It’s an iconic Australian riding experience, and a great day out. In our 25th year,
come and try it out for yourself.

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Family friendly fun – kids ride free!

Our family-friendly rides (25km ride on closed roads, 50km ride, and 100km rides) mean that there’s something for everyone, no matter what your age, bike or ability. Don’t forget – kids under 12 ride for FREE. 

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get the gear


The Around the Bay 2017 official event merchandise range is now available online thanks to Hub Cycling. Add some party to your cycling wardrobe with our 2017 confetti inspired kit.

This years commemorative jersey celebrates 25 years of Around the Bay and comes free with an early bird entry.

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Around the Bay 2017 merchandise

Australia's biggest one-day bike ride

Let's roll together


Ride for a child in need

Around the Bay proudly supports The Smith Family. Get sponsored for your ride to help children in need to break the cycle of disadvantage through education.

Your online fundraising page will be automatically created for you as soon as you register for the event. Simply login, personalise your page and share with friends and family to get sponsored for your ride and help children in need.

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Around the Bay fundraising - The Smith Family
Around the Bay fundraising - The Smith Family


Be insured every time you ride for just $125/year

plus legal support and some awesome member perks

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Corporate teams

Rally the office

Around the Bay corporate riders

Rally the office, enter a team, raise funds and help disadvantaged Australian children succeed at school.

There are a lot of great benefits to entering a team in Around the Bay. Not only do you get access to a host of benefits, you’re also promoting a healthier workplace and lifestyle.

We’ve got a bunch of great resources to help your organise a team, train and help you get out the most of your ride day!

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Sponsors and partners

Official Charity Partner

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. 1 in 7 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.

Major partner

RACV is proud to be a supporter of Around the Bay, sponsoring the 160km Rosebud return ride, a route that truly showcases Melbourne’s iconic bay-side suburbs. As a long-time advocate for the transportation and road safety needs of Victorians, RACV is committed to improving the mobility and well-being of our 2.1 million members and the broader Victorian public.

Be part of the team


We could not run Around the Bay without the support of our amazing volunteers.

Last year we had more than 400 wonderful team members working across a huge variety of roles to give riders an unforgettable experience.

If you want to help out, check out the roles available and join the team! 

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