Around the Bay


There are plenty of ways to have fun together as a family but bike riding certainly has to be one of the best.

Around the Bay

Family rides

Family life is often frantic and fraught and it’s becoming more important than ever that we take the time to detach from our screens, take a break and spend some quality time together – whether on event day itself, or on school-holiday and weekend adventures in preparation.   

With our family-friendly rides, from the 25km ride on closed roads, to the 50km ride over the Westgate Bridge, and 100km options, there’s something for everyone – from toddlers on tagalongs to primary school pedallers, too-cool-for-school teens and, of course, mums and dads looking to spend some quality time with their kids.

So what better way to have fun, get active and share in the achievement than by getting on a bike and riding in this year’s Around the Bay?

It’s cheaper than a family night at the movies, it’s better for you, and the benefits reach far beyond the day.

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Ride options

Family-friendly rides

Now with seven ride distances across nine route options there’s a version of Around the Bay for everyone. It’s an iconic Australian riding experience, and a great day out. Come and experience it for yourself.

Family riding Around the Bay


The 25km route is the perfect option for families. It’s a challenging distance but absolutely achievable for the vast majority of ages and abilities. It’s also not too far for mums and dads towing trailers or tagalongs.

Family riding Around the Bay


The 50km route is a great option for bigger kids with experience riding on the road. The mighty Westgate Bridge is literally the high-point of this ride, and Around the Bay riders get an entire traffic lane to themselves to use the whole way over.

Family riding Around the Bay


Children must be aged 12 years or older to participate in our 100km rides. This ride option is recommended for those who have a bit of on-road riding experience and are looking for a challenging goal to work towards. 

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