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.Download GPX Full Route Map
Start Time: 5:30am
Location: Aughtie Walk, Albert Park
You’ll find everything you need to know before hitting the start line in the official United Energy Around the Bay 2019 Ride Guide.Download ride guide
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.
2019 entry prices
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Full route, medical and mechanical support on the ride
A free 2019 event jersey if you sign up before early bird closes*
A medal for everyone who crosses the finish line
An unforgettable day out, getting active and creating lifelong memories
Rest stops (on all rides) and mega rest stops (in Geelong and Frankston) – the perfect place to refuel and recharge.
Ferry transport for all riders who are passing through Queenscliff.
*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.
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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