For the first time in the event's history, Bicycle Network is running a 300km ride option in the United Energy Around the Bay.
Strictly capped, this intimate endurance ride is not your average bay ride. We take a look at why:
It’s big. 300km is further than we’ve ever ridden before in a single day in the event’s history. Starting at Albert Park, you’ll get to ride the entire loop of Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay and then some.
It’s got climbs. Forget the cruisy, familiar false flats of the bay’s coastline. When you think you’ve found your rhythm on the Mornington Peninsula, we send you up to Arthurs Seat just before you hit the 200km mark. It’s a short, steep climb but your legs with burn. In some parts, it’s equal in gradient to Peaks Challenge Falls Creek’s infamous WTF corner. Don’t surprised if you see some riders walking —just try not to be one of them.
From the top of the climb, you’ll be treated with views of the bay before you’re rewarded with fast-paced rolling hills as you descend back to sea level at Flinders. Throw in a rest stop, a coffee and a quiet celebration for good measure.
It’s full of surprises. After you descend into Flinders, you could be fooled into thinking you’re miles from anywhere. Scattered farm houses and grape vines cover the landscape with sneaking views of the ocean and Phillip Island. Quiet, narrow roads are encased by trees — it’s a world away from the open plains of the west. This is not the Around the Bay you know.
Only after Dromana does this intimate ride join the hustle and bustle of the regular 210km route. But the final 50 kilometres can’t be missed as you enjoy arguably the best of Beach Road riding, before you roll back into Albert Park where your friends and family are waiting.
You're fully supported the whole way. Only at United Energy Around the Bay can you ride 300km, fully supported, in a single day. This is your chance to be among the first to do it.
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SPECIAL RELEASE - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Due to popular demand, Bicycle Network is opening up a small batch of additional tickets to the 300km United Energy Around the Bay ride.
The first release of tickets sold out in record time.
You’ll need to act fast because our second release tickets are capped.
Enter now before 27 July to score the early bird price + limited edition 300 club jersey.