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Around the Bay 300km

Around the Bay 300km

Ride features

Our 300km loop ventures through Point Nepean National Park, adding car-free roads, unrivalled coastal riding and a touch of WWII history to this coveted ride around Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. 

You’ll tackle the famous Arthurs Seat climb with pristine views of the bay before a rewarding pedal through fast-paced rolling hills towards Flinders. Re-joining the main ride at Dromana, the final 50kms can’t be missed as you enjoy arguably the best of Beach Road on your return to Albert Park. 

Key details
  • Distance: 300km
  • Elevation: 2358m
  • Departing: 05:25am, Albert Park
  • Min. avg pace: 26km/h
  • Estimated ride time: 9:30h (riding at 35km/h) – 13:30h (riding at 26km/h)

Strava route map

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A GPX file of the route can be downloaded via the full route map above.

Around the Bay 300km - Route Map
1. Altona (28km)
  • Open time: 6:10am
  • Cut off time: 6.45am
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water & electrolytes
2. Little River (63km)
  • Open time: 7:10am
  • Cut off time: 8:05am
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water & electrolytes
3. Geelong (84km)
  • Open time: 7:50am
  • Cut off time: 9:00am
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes, fruit & lollies
4. Queenscliff – Ferry (118km)
  • Open time: 8:45am
  • Cut off time: 11:00am
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes & lunch pack
  • ValetPick-up and drop-off 
5. Dromana (163km)
  • Time open: 11:30am
  • Cut off time: 1:20pm
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes & Winners bars
6. Flinders (197km)
  • Time open: 12:00pm
  • Cut off time: 2:25pm
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes & salty snacks
7. Safety Beach (230km)
  • Time open: 12:55pm
  • Cut off time: 4:05pm
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water & electrolytes
8. Frankston (258km)
  • Time open: 1:45pm
  • Cut off time: 5:10pm
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes, fruit & Winners bars
9. Mordialloc (275km)
  • Time open: 2:15pm
  • Cut off time: 5:15pm
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Water, electrolytes, Coca-Cola & salty snacks

Ferry tickets will be issued on arrival at the Queenscliff rest area and are colour matched to available spaces on each ferry.  

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first served basis. You cannot collect tickets for other riders. Only riders with a valid ticket will be allowed to board each ferry.  

The ferry table is provided as a guide. Ferry departure times are set, and the average speed required is set from Albert Park start line. 


Scheduled Ferry Time

Average minimum speed (kph) required to reach Ferry departing at


5:25 – AP Start

5:40 – AP Start











All 300km riders need to be on the 10:30 ferry at the latest. After disembarking this ferry, a minimum average speed of 25kph would be required to finish the ride within the route time limitations.  

All ferries depart as noted. 


  1. Think you have done it all? This is a real challenge for anyone that is committed. 
  2. Revised rest stops (with additional nutrition) will ensure you get the fuel when you need it most.  
  3. Free valet service, to get your own favourite snacks or fresh kit when you need it most.
  4. Celebrate back at the event village festival with friends and family as you cross the finish line to collect your 300km finishers medal! 

What’s included?

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Medical & mechanical
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Rest stops
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Nutrition & hydration
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Traffic management
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Dedicated training plan
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Training rides
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Finishers medal
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Life long memories
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Ferry transport
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Free event jersey*
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Valet service

* Only included with paid entries before Sunday 2 June 2024.

The 300 club

Climbing Arthurs seat in the United Energy Around the Bay 300km ride

The ride

The route traces the entire coastline of Port Phillip Bay before taking you up the famous Arthurs Seat climb and returning to Melbourne via Flinders.

The 300 Club

The club

This is not the United Energy Around the Bay you know. Get in early to secure your spot and have a crack at joining the 300 club.

Around the Bay 300km

Prices | 6 October 2024

Early Bird

Until Sunday 4th August, 11pm

10% off
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Please note:

*The bonus jersey (available with entries before 2 June 2024) is not included with the Family Ride or 50km free kids tickets, however, all riders must still register to participate.
**The early bird jersey is a classic fitting jersey designed for comfort. Please check your jersey size on our men’s classic jersey sizing chart or women’s classic jersey sizing chart before registering to ensure it's the right fit.

Terms and conditions apply

Valet – free rider service

Valet is a free optional service for 200km+ riders passing through either Sorrento or Queenscliff. We'll transport an A4-sized satchel for you from the start line to your 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 (return satchels will not arrive at Albert Park until after 3:30pm on Sunday).

Select 'valet' as an optional item during your registration and collect your valet bags during pack collection times at Albert Park. Please ensure any packed valet bags are also dropped off during rider pack collection times.

Return satchels not collected on-event will be brought back to the Bicycle Network office on Wednesday and can be collected between 9am and 5pm for two weeks following the event. All items not collected will be disposed of thoughtfully. 


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