United Energy Around the Bay

Event update

United Energy Around the Bay 2021 – Event cancelled

Following our announcement last week that the event will not be going ahead as planned in October – we’re devastated to let you know that the event was not able to be rescheduled.

This means, the next edition of United Energy Around the Bay will be on Sunday 9 October, 2022.

We fought hard to avoid cancelling the event for a second year, however the busy summer period around the bayside, as well as some scheduled road works on the West Gate Bridge, ultimately left us unable to find a suitable alternate date to deliver the United Energy Around the Bay you know and love.

We know that this hits hard for all of our riders, as well as our team, contractors and partners who will all greatly miss contributing to this iconic Melbourne bike riding event.

What happens next?

Registered riders will have their entry automatically roll-over to our 2022 event, no action is required other than to keep pedalling and #RideOn to next spring!

However, if you’d like to transfer the value of your entry to a Bicycle Network membership or donation, or take a refund, you can learn more about the ticket options below.

#RideOn – Sunday 3 October 2021

While we can’t come together this October at United Energy Around the Bay, that doesn’t mean we can’t get out for a pedal and experience the simple joy of riding bikes. Whether it’s a lap around the block with the kids or around your favourite local loop with a mate, share your ride on social using #RideOn and tag @Bicycle_Network for a chance to be featured on Sunday 3 October 2021.

Thank you for your support

We’re so grateful for your ongoing support, patience and commitment to our organisation, team and events through these uncertain times. It means the world to us. See you in October 2022!

Ticket options

Do you want to join our 2022 event? Your 2021 entry will automatically roll-over to the new date. All you need to do is #RideOn until next spring! If you signed-up during our early-bird period, your free jersey will also be rolled-over with your ticket.

If you’re not available to ride on Sunday 9 October 2022. We have three transfer options available.

1) Contribute the value of your ticket toward a Bicycle Network membership

Whether you’re an existing member or new to the family, you can put your ticket* toward a discounted Bicycle Network membership. See the membership transfer options below for each ticket type.

20km = 3 months membership
50km = 7 months membership
100km = 13 months membership
200km = 15 months membership
The Classic (210km) = 18 months membership
300km = 24 months membership

*The membership offer does not apply for kids riding free in the 20km and 50km rides.

2) Donate your entry to Bicycle Network

As a not-for-profit organisation we’re on a mission to make it easier for everybody to ride a bike – learn about what we do here. Your donation will directly contribute towards our strategy of building a more bike-friendly Australia.

3) Take a refund

*Please note, this does not include purchased merchandise. Your items are on their way, and you can expect to receive them in the next two weeks.

If you would like to opt-in to a transfer option, please follow the step-by-step instructions below before Thursday 30 September 2021.

Transfer instructions

STEP 1 – Click the ‘Ticket options’ button below to access Register Now
STEP 2 – Input your personal details

Click ‘Continue as guest’.

You will be prompted to input your name, DOB, email and address details – as if registering for a new event (this is to match to your original entry).

STEP 3 – Select your transfer option from the options above
STEP 4 – Complete transaction

Please note that all options show as $0. This does not reflect your refund amount, rather it shows there is no additional cost.

Please note, all selected transfer options will be processed in early October 2021.