United Energy Around the Bay

Event Info

Albert Park

Getting there

The main event site for United Energy Around the Bay is Albert Park. The area will be a hive of activity with riders, visitors, staff and road closures, so please take a moment to think about your travel arrangements. 

There is no event parking available in Albert Park. We recommend using Melbourne’s 24 hour public transport system to nearby train stations or parking in the outer suburbs and warming up your legs with a short ride to Albert Park.

Distance from train stations
  • Prahran Train Station 2.7km 
  • Windsor Train Station 3km
  • Southern Cross 3.5km
  • South Yarra Train Station 4km
24 hour parking facilities nearby
  • Ace Parking – 150 Albert Rd South Melbourne
  • Secure Parking – 553 St Kilda Road Car Park

The Village

Bring friends and family to celebrate your ride at The Village at Albert Park. Pack a picnic blanket, grab your spot on the lawn, and enjoy all the post-ride festivities on offer.

Food trucks

Whether it’s a hot snack or cheeky dessert, it will all be ready and waiting after your ride.

Kids zone

There’s kids entertainment galore! Make sure you visit the kids zone with face painting, an animal farm and much more.

Spokes bar

Grab your team mates, friends and family, kick back, enjoy the atmosphere and reward yourself with a drink at handle bar.

Cycling expo

Visit the cycling expo to see hot new products and explore a range of goodies available at a one-off bargain from our exhibitors.

The Village

Sunday 6 October

Changes to traffic conditions

There will be some changes to traffic conditions including lane and road closures for United Energy Around the Bay on Sunday 11 October 2020.

Please take care if you are driving near the event route. With up to 10,000 people participating in the event your journey times may be affected.

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EventFAQs

Here are the answers to your most common questions.

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

What is the date of United Energy Around the Bay 2020?

United Energy Around the Bay will be held on Sunday 11 October, 2020. 

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Is there a minimum age to participate?
20km and 50km rides

These family friendly rides are open to all ages and kids under 15 ride free!

100km rides

Riders must be 12 or older on the day of the ride. Riders under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

What should I bring?

You want your ride to go as smoothly as possible, so check the weather forecast and prepare your gear the night before. You’ll need the following items to take part in the United Energy Around the Bay: 

Compulsory
  • Helmet
  • Event number/wrist band
  • Lights – front and rear (compulsory)
Essential
  • Sunglasses
  • Kit – jersey/knicks/socks/shoes
  • Rain jacket/wind vest
  • Gloves
  • 2 x water bottles

We also suggest that all riders carry:

  • Spare tubes/flat repair kit
  • Money/eftpos card and myki card
  • ID
  • Pump
  • Mobile phone
  • Additional nutrition supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • House key (recommended even if you are using our bag drop services)

Is a jersey included in my entry?

A bonus event jersey is included with all entries to United Energy Around the Bay before the early bird deadline (Friday 26 July). Please note, the bonus jersey offer is not available for kids taking advantage of the free ticket option.

Can I transfer my ride entry?

To transfer your ride entry please give us a call on 1800 639 634 or contact us via our website. You can also arrange the transfer in person during kit collection. There is a $10 event transfer fee. 

You can transfer:
  • To another rider 
What time does my ride start?

Ride start times and all other important information can be found in the Ride Guide.

Around the Bay 20km Start time – 9:00am (rider briefing at 8:45am)

Around the Bay 50km: Start time – 7:30am (rider briefing at 7:15am)

Around the Bay 100km: Start time  – 7:00am (rider briefing at 6:45am)

Around the Bay 200km: Start time – 6:30am (rider briefing at 6:15am)

Around the Bay Classic 210km: Start time – 6:00am (rider briefing at 5:45am)

Around the Bay 300km: Start time – 6:00am (rider briefing at 5:45am)

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The Clubhouse – $49 pp

The Clubhouse lets you come together with your team and other riders to celebrate the ride post event. Whether you want to cheer on your team as they come across the finish line or simply enjoy a drink and gourmet food with friends, it’s the perfect way to wrap up your day.

What’s included?

  • Drink on arrival
  • Post ride fuel – meal voucher
  • Private Bar
  • Deluxe seating, plus heaters and/or shade
  • Exclusive bike parking
  • Pre-event bag drop
  • And more!

Entry is restricted to participants over 18 years of age, and must be pre-booked. If you’ve already purchased your entry please contact us to secure your spot.

Membership

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Bicycle Network membership includes comprehensive bike riding insurance from just $11.49/month. Plus, your support helps us in the fight for a more bike friendly Australia. 

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Volunteer

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Volunteer at Around the Bay

United Energy Around the Bay could not be run without the support of so many enthusiastic volunteers.

Each year more than 400 wonderful team members cover the course with roles ranging from rest areas, motor marshaling, SAGs, riding as WARBYs, providing direction at hazards and much, much, more.

If you’re interested in volunteering or know someone else who might, please visit our volunteer page via the link below.

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Want to join United Energy Around the Bay in 2020?

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