United Energy Around the Bay

Event Info

Getting there

Albert Park

The main event site for United Energy Around the Bay is Albert Park. The area will be buzzing with activity and road closures are in place, so please take a moment to plan your travel arrangements.  

There is no car parking available in Albert Park. We recommend using Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport system to nearby railway stations, or parking in nearby areas and warming up your legs with a short ride to Albert Park. 

Distance from railway stations
  • Prahran Station – 2.7km 
  • Windsor Station – 3km
  • Southern Cross Station – 3.5km
  • South Yarra Station – 4km
24-hour car parking facilities nearby


We’re bringing back the Geelong start at Cunningham Pier for our 135km ride! 

Distance from railway station
  • Geelong Station – 800m
24-hour car parking facilities nearby
Transport from Melbourne to Geelong before the ride

Please book your spot on the bus when you register to ride, alternatively give us a call on 1800 639 634 or contact us via our website.

There will be transport for you, your bike and a small post-ride bag (A4 size). You can use our valet service from Geelong to get your bag sent back to Melbourne.


Here are the answers to your most common questions.

If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us via our website or call on 1800 639 634

Family Ride and 50km ride

These family friendly rides are open to all ages and kids 14 and under ride free!

100km and 135km rides

Riders must be 12 or older on the day of the ride. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered rider over the age of 18 at the time of registration.

200km+ rides

Riders must be 15 or older on the day of the ride. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered rider over the age of 18 at the time of registration.

You want your ride to go as smoothly as possible, so check the weather forecast and prepare your gear the night before. Remember that this is a fully supported ride with mechanics, nutrition and water on route, check your specific ride distance to see what is available at each rest stop and consider taking the following items.

  • Helmet
  • Event number/wrist band
  • Lights – front and rear (compulsory)
  • Sunglasses
  • Kit – jersey/knicks/socks/shoes
  • Rain jacket/wind vest
  • Gloves
  • 2 x water bottles

We also suggest that all riders carry:
  • Spare tubes/flat repair kit
  • Money/eftpos card and myki card
  • ID
  • Pump
  • Mobile phone
  • Additional nutrition supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • House key (recommended even if you are using our bag drop services)


Entered during Early Bird 1st release?

Ends midnight Sunday 2 June – A bonus event jersey is included with all early bird 1st release entries to United Energy Around the Bay. (Please note, the bonus jersey offer is not available for kids taking advantage of the free ticket option.) 

Entered during Early Bird 2nd release?

Ends midnight Sunday 4 August – Tickets purchased during early bird 2nd release do not include a free jersey, but you can purchase one with your ticket.

Entered during standard pricing? 

Tickets purchased during standard pricing do not include a free jersey, but you can purchase one with your ticket.

Classic jersey (included with all early bird entries)

Please use the women’s classic jersey sizing chartormen’s classic jersey sizing chart to confirm your size before purchasing an entry. 

Yes, to transfer your ride entry to another rider please give us a call on 1800 639 634 or contact us via our website. You can also arrange the transfer in person during pack collection.

Please check our terms and conditions of entry. There is a $10 administration fee charged per registered rider making any change to their entry.

Location: Aughtie Walk, Albert Park, Melbourne

The Family Ride: 08:45am
50km: 07:45am
100km: 06:45am
The Classic: 05:30am 
300km: 05:25am

Location: Cunningham Pier, Geelong Waterfront

135km: 07:00am

Stay tuned for details for 2024 pack collection details.

Rider pack postage is available as a paid add-on for $20 until Sunday 4 August. Packs will be posted late September. If you enter after this date you will need to attend pack collection to collect your rider pack.

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The Village

The celebrations continue in the event village where you can soak in all those feel-good post-ride vibes with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Food trucks

Refuel after your ride with some mouthwatering food truck options.  Whether it’s a hot snack or a well-earned dessert, it will all be ready and waiting after your ride.  

Kids zone

Packed with entertainment and activities, the hardest thing will be to get the kids to leave. Featuring an obstacle course, face painters, games, a colouring wall and so much more, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your family and friends. 

Main bar

Grab your teammates, friends and family, kick back and enjoy the atmosphere with a drink at the main bar.

The Village Expo

Check out the latest cycling products and explore a range of goods available at exclusive expo prices from our wide range of exhibitors.

Around the Bay 2022 Finishers

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Get involved


Are you bringing friends or family along to the event?

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to help us at the start and finish line at Albert Park, as well as at rest areas and on route.

As part of our event team, all volunteers receive a Bicycle Network uniform while also getting a front row seat to the action! Sound like a good time?

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30 years and counting

Event history

While United Energy Around the Bay 2024 will be the first big bike ride for some people, others will saddle up for the 30th time!

A lot has happened since the first ambitious bike ride around Port Phillip Bay in 1993, including infamous ferry incidents and testing weather conditions.

See the full history of the event that has become a bike riding rite of passage.

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Around the Bay tshirt
A tshirt from the first ever Around the Bay event in 1993.

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