65km Course

An intermediate rider’s oasis

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The 65km course is designed with intermediate riders in mind. After starting in Geelong, it only takes few kilometres to see why the region is a cycling haven. You head along the waterfront and around Eastern Park with views across Corio Bay.

Coming into Cadel’s hometown of Barwon Heads, cruise down the main street before the peloton wraps onto the coast at Thirteenth Beach.

Cross the famous Geelong waterfront finish line and celebrate at the Steampacket Gardens Event Village. Kick back with friends for the Deakin Women’s Race – the first UCI Women’s WorldTour event in the southern hemisphere!

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Geelong start line

Whatever your goal, you are guaranteed to love the entertainment and atmosphere at our famous waterfront start line. Join Cadel and thousands of passionate cycling friends in a sea of coastal blue as we countdown to the start of the 2020 Swisse People’s Ride!

Barwon Heads

Ride down the main street of Barwon Heads, the hometown of Cadel Evans, which famously painted itself yellow when he was riding – and winning – the 2011 Tour de France. You might be tempted to stop at Cadel’s favourite cafe, Annie’s Provedore and Produce Store, or push on to the coast.

Thirteenth Beach

Now is the time when your training comes to fruition as the sea breeze can test the peloton. Dig deep, but don’t forget to take in the beautiful vista of Thirteenth Beach during this coastal segment also enjoyed by the pros.

On Your Return

Turning right at Horseshoe Bend Road, you travel north towards South Barwon Reserve. With the Eastern Park segment in view, you can start to focus your attention on the famous waterfront finish line.

The Waterfront and Finish

If you have a kick left in the legs, open up while riding west along Eastern Beach Road and Brougham Street. Cruise around the Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus, and enjoy a final push to the finish! There’s no better sense of achievement than crossing the finish line and catching up with friends at the post-ride event village.

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