Around the Bay

Tips and Training

From the first pedal stroke of your training to crossing the finish line on event day, our Tips and Training guide has everything you need to prepare for Around the Bay.


Family riding Around the Bay
8 tips for new riders

Essential tips to help first timers conquer their ride at Around the Bay or any other mass participation event.

Group of cyclists
Group riding basics

Learn the ins and outs of riding in a bunch to help you make the most of your day at Around the Bay.

Cyclist training
Going the extra distance

Some insider info to help you gear up for riding longer distances on the bike.

Cycling in winter
Winter fit

Cycle coach David Heatley gives an insight into how to best use winter riding to prepare for spring events.


Bicycle commuters in Melbourne
Bicycle commuting 101

Riding a bike to work is not only a cheap commute, it will also help you build a strong fitness base for Around the Bay.


Cyclists training for Around the Bay
Training plans

Whether you’re new to cycling or are a seasoned veteran, Cycling Inform have training plans for all levels.


Ride with us

Join the Club

Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.

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Ride with the team

Training rides

Our Around the Bay training rides are a great way to build your fitness, practice riding in a bunch and stay motivated through the cooler months.

They’re also a social event – no ride finishes without a coffee.

Stay tuned for local rides coming soon, and in the meantime, join the Bicycle Network strava club to be the first to hear when ride dates are released.


Around the Bay - Mordialloc (return) training ride

Get ready for your ride!

Training plans

Our friends at Karmea have helped tailor Around the Bay training plans for all ride distances to support you in your training and preparation for the big day.

There is no better way to achieve something amazing than by smashing what you thought wasn’t possible – now is your chance to set your goal and start training.

Early bird entries are now open!

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