28MarAll Day29Melbourne Bike for BiblesA 2 day ride around Port Phillip BayMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational
Melbourne Bike for Bibles is a 2 day challenge to ride around Port Phillip Bay. The Melbourne Bike for Bibles is a two day
Melbourne Bike for Bibles is a 2 day challenge to ride around Port Phillip Bay.
The Melbourne Bike for Bibles is a two day event where you will ride around Port Phillip Bay at a far more leisurely pace than the iconic Around the Bay ride. This is still a challenging ride though, with a 240 km run over 2 days.
You’ll be riding 160km on the first day, starting from Docklands or Altona before riding through to YouYangs. Lunch will be in Geelong, before continuing through to Queenscliff and then onto the Sorrento Ferry and then riding onto Dromana for the night.
Day 2 is an 80km ride back along the Eastern side of the Bay back towards Melbourne. You’ll be stopping at Mt Eliza and get the chance to enjoy some fantastic views of the region. This isn’t an easy afternoon ride along the beaches and the famous Beach Road!
The weather in Melbourne in late March/early April is at the start of autumn. Which means it is beginning to cool down after the long summer. The temperature should range from around 10 degrees in the morning to days of around 20 to 25 degrees with the possibility of some rain. Being Melbourne, I would certainly be bringing a light jacket or a gilet along (just in case). Don’t forget to check with the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest update.
The starting point, Docklands, is located on the edge of the Melbourne CBD, which means it is easily accessible by bus, tram or train.
The Bible Society is raising money to support their literacy project for Syrian refugees.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Melbourne Bike for Bibles, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.