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Ride features

The big one – this 250km ride traces the entire coastline of Port Phillip Bay as we ride through the Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff, Sorrento and Mornington Peninsula before heading back to Melbourne along the iconic Beach Road.

This ride is relatively flat, with an odd little bump, as well as rollers and false flats, which contribute to 1,000 metres of elevation gain.

The steepest sections are when you ride out of Geelong into Drysdale with roughly 1.2kms of climbing, then a gradual climb with some rollers thrown in for 6km as you come out of Mornington and head towards Frankston.

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Start Time: 5:30am 
Location: Aughtie Walk, Albert Park

250km route map

Ride Guide

You’ll find everything you need to know before hitting the start line in the official United Energy Around the Bay 2019 Ride Guide.

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Beautiful coastal riding

Soak up one of the most beautiful stretches of Port Phillip Bay – 17km of pristine coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington. Plus, you'll pedal along 6.5 kilometres of closed roads from Safety Beach to Mt Martha.

Beautiful coastal riding

Soak up arguably the most beautiful stretch of Port Phillip Bay – 17km of pristine coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington. Plus, you'll pedal along 6.5kms of closed roads (northbound) from Safety Beach to Mt Martha.

250km Anti-clockwise

2019 entry prices

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What's included?

Around the Bay route support

Full route, medical and mechanical support on the ride

Around the Bay jersey

A free 2019 event jersey if you sign up before early bird closes*

Around the Bay finishers medal

A medal for everyone who crosses the finish line

Around the Bay memories

An unforgettable day out, getting active and creating lifelong memories

Around the Bay super rest stop

Rest stops (on all rides) and mega rest stops (in Geelong and Frankston) – the perfect place to refuel and recharge.

Around the Bay ferry transport

Ferry transport for all riders who are passing through Queenscliff.

Please note:

*The bonus early bird jersey is not available to children taking advantage of the free ticket option – however they must be registered to participate in the event.
**You can double check jersey sizing for unisex jerseys (included with early bird entries) and elite fit jerseys (300km riders only) before entering.

Terms and conditions apply

Valet – extra rider service

The valet service is available for 200km+ riders passing through Sorrento or Queenscliff.

We'll transport an A4-sized satchel for you from the start line to the lunch stop. You can use it to carry a fresh kit, extra tubes or a favourite snack.

You will also receive a second satchel so we can return your things back to Albert Park. You can use this return service to transport spare tubes you don't need or clothing.


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