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Around the Bay 250

Around the Bay 250


Ride your way at Melbourne’s biggest one-day bike ride and take in some of the city’s most iconic sites!

Steeped in history, the Around the Bay inaugural ride was kicked off on Sunday 17 October, in 1993 with 2,700 people riding the classic 210 km route around Port Phillip Bay. It is now considered one of Melbourne’s major annual sporting events, and now has rides from 20 kilometers to 250 kilometers that have opened it up to all riders. Bicycle Network can be very proud of their continual achievement of getting “More People Cycling More Often” with this well-run event.

Cyclists register to ride a course which was originally 210 kilometres (130 mi) (but later augmented with a 250 kilometres (160 mi) option) either clockwise or anti-clockwise around Port Phillip Bay, starting and ending in Melbourne, and catching the Searoad Ferry between Queenscliff and Sorrento.[2] For those who choose to do the 210 kilometres (130 mi) or 250 kilometres (160 mi) route (the only two that properly fit the event description) the ride begins and ends at Alexandra Gardens. Half of the riders head towards the east-side of the bay, riding to Sorrento, and the other half head west towards Queenscliff. Riders cross the bay near the Port Phillip heads on ferries to complete the ride.

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