Around the Bay

Event Info

The Village

Bring friends and family to celebrate your ride with you. Pack a picnic blanket, grab your spot on the lawn, and enjoy all that The Village offers.

Food trucks

Whether it’s a hot snack or cheeky dessert, they’ll be ready and waiting for you.

Kids zone

Kids entertainment galore! Make sure you visit the Kids Zone with face painting, animal farm and much more.

Spokes Bar

Grab your team mates, kick back, enjoy the atmosphere and reward yourself with a drink at Spokes Bar

Cycling expo

Once you’ve recovered from the ride, check out the range of cycling goodies and grab yourself a one-off bargain at the The Village cycling expo. Further details of exhibitors will be announced soon.

Exclusive member benefits

Calling all Bicycle Network members! Come down to the Village on Sunday 8 October to take advantage of our free Members Lounge, plus exclusive offers from our event partners and sponsors.

Members Lounge

The Members Lounge is the perfect spot to sit back and relax after the ride. Bring your riding buddy or even the whole family and show them the perks of being a Bicycle Network member.

We’ll have free massages to help you recover and plenty of refreshments.

Around the Bay members lounge

Members show and save

Flash your membership card at The Village and you’ll be able to save on a huge range of exclusive ‘show & save’ offers. There will be plenty of deals on offer on the day, just look for the show and save sign, but for a sneak peek see the drop down boxes below.

To access your membership card online log into your member profile using your Rider ID and email address and click on your ‘Membership Card’.

Member show and save
2XU

20% off all compression products.

SA Tourism Commission

Receive a discount on Santos Tour Down Under products.

BZ Optics

15% off.

Membership

Be insured every time you ride for just $9.99/month

plus legal support and some awesome member perks

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The Clubhouse

What better way to celebrate your team’s accomplishment at Around the Bay than with a newly revamped hospitality package.

What is The Clubhouse?

We have given hospitality a face lift, the newly renamed Clubhouse is back bigger and better than ever.

The Clubhouse provides you with the opportunity to come together with your team and other riders and celebrate the ride post event.

Whether you want to cheer on your team as they come across the finish line, relax and take in the atmosphere of the Around the Bay Village with your team or simply enjoy a drink and gourmet food with friends, The Clubhouse package is perfect for you.

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Cyclists relaxing at Around the Bay

What’s included?

  • Live entertainment
  • Gourmet catering
  • Soft drinks
  • Valet bike parking
  • Massage/physiotherapy
  • Fenced courtyard
  • Marquee 
  • Furniture
  • Security
  • Stretching classes 

Bar options

The Clubhouse Bar

With dedicated service staff and a pre-paid tab, this is our most popular option and entitles your staff to beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Clubhouse will be under one giant marquee in 2017, with the plan to bring everyone together under one roof. Entries close Friday 15 September 2017.

Pricing

Adult: $95 pp 

Child: $55 pp 

Volunteer

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Volunteer at Around the Bay

Around the Bay could not be run with the support of so many enthusiastic volunteers.

Last year we had more than 400 wonderful team members who helped raise funds for The Smith Family and supported more than 10,000 riders pedal around the bay.

Thanks so much for your interest in getting involved in this great cause – we can’t wait to have you on the team!

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transport your gear around the route

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. Riders with valet will also receive a second satchel to return anything back to the finish line.

Valet allows you to have extra gear, spare tubes, warmer clothes or additional food meet you out on the route.  

Valet is also available for purchase at Alexandra Gardens until 5pm, Saturday 7 October.

Cost: $20 (must be paid in advance)

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What's valet used for?

You can use it to carry a fresh kit, extra tubes or a favourite snack. Riders typically use the return service to transport spare tubes they don’t need or warm layers.

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 7 October at 5pm. At this time the valet items will be transported to their destination.

How do I collect my valet items after I finish?

After the ride on Sunday 8 October, valet satchels will 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.

EventFAQs

Here are the answers to your most common questions.

If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us via our website, on 1800 639 634 or via Facebook.

Where is the start?

Head to the Route options page for all starting times. Each ride distance will depart in waves according to allocated average speed groups. When you arrive at the start line, please assemble in the zone which displays your nominated speed as indicated on your wrist band.

All recumbent, hand powered and non-standard bicycles must assemble at the rear of the starting area.

Where is parking near the start of the ride?

We have created a suggested public parking map which highlights public parking close to Alexandra Gardens. Please note these are all privately run car parks and are all subject to their own terms of entry.

Where do I pick up my rider pack?

Rider pack collection will be run out of the Bicycle Network Melbourne office from Monday 25 September until Friday 6 October. From Saturday 7 October, rider pack collection will move to Alexandra Gardens.

The times and locations of the rider pack collection are listed below. 

Where: Bicycle Network Melbourne office, Level 4, 246 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

When:

  • Monday 25 September to Wednesday 4 October from 9am – 5pm (excluding Victorian Grand Final long-weekend from the Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October) 
  • Thursday 5 October to Friday 6 October from 9am – 6:30pm 

Where:  Alexandra Gardens

  • Saturday 7 October – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Is there a minimum age to participate?

Yes. For the 135km, 160km, 210km and 250km distances, riders must be aged 15yrs or older on the day of the ride. For the 50km and 100km distances, riders must be aged 12yrs* or older on the day of the ride. *Riders aged 12-15yrs must be accompanied on the ride by a participant over the age of 18yrs.

Can I swap my jersey size?

To swap your jersey for the correct size, please bring your event jersey to Bicycle Network HQ (246 Bourke Street) from 25 Sep – 6 Oct or Alexandra Gardens from the 7 – 8 October. Sizes are subject to availability.  

In order to have your jersey / rider shirt exchanged, you must return it unworn with the original tags in place.

How do I assign tickets to riders?
  1. Login using your rider number and email or
    date of birth at bicyclenetwork.com.au
  2. Click on ‘My Activities’.
  3. Click on ‘Around the Bay 2017
  4. Under ride entries click ‘Edit’.
  5. Click the blue ‘Assign’ button next to the entry you want to assign.
  6. Enter the details of the person you are assigning the entry to and click ‘Assign ride
    entry’.

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New Alexandra Gardens start line

A new start location will be in place this year at Alexandra Gardens. All rides departing from Alexandra Gardens will start at Linlithgow Avenue except the 25km ride option. The 25km ride option starts at Boathouse Drive.

Click here for a hi-res version of the start line map.

Changes to traffic conditions

To ensure the event is run as smoothly as possible, there will be a number of partial/full road closures and changed traffic conditions that will apply on the day. We will continue to update this site should details change. 

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Legends and honours

The Around the Bay legends have ridden in every event since its inception in 1993 and have seen the ride grow from a local cycle to a major Melbourne event.

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Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions are designed to ensure Around the Bay runs smoothly and safely. We recommend you read them prior to purchasing your entry.

Terms and Conditions – Around the Bay 2017

Online entries close next week!

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