GeelongPort Family Ride brings free fun to Cadel Road Race

On Friday 26 January, more than 700 people descended on the Geelong waterfront for the GeelongPort Family Ride, where people of all ages got to ride along 1.3km of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race track.

People of all ages took part in the ride, from babies in prams right through to parents and grandparents riding alongside youngsters on bikes, training wheels and scooters.

The road was a river of blue and white, with participants sporting GeelongPort Family Ride T-shirts as they cycled around the track.

GeelongPort CEO Brett Winter said the organisation admired the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race’s mission of making cycling more accessible.

“The GeelongPort Family Ride is focused on health and wellbeing in the community and creating benefits for the local region – two things we believe in as an organisation,” he said.

“It was fantastic to see the circuit filled with locals of all ages.”

GeelongPort also had a marquee in the Cadel Road Race Velo Village, and on Friday night, people were able to jump on a pedal-powered blender bike and make themselves a scrumptious smoothie!

On Sunday, a group of six young riders joined Cadel Evans for the GeelongPort lead out to kick off the Elite Men’s Race.

GeelongPort is proud to partner with such an incredible international event that showcases what the amazing Geelong region has to offer to the rest of Australia and the world.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Fans ride during the Geelong Port Family Ride a recreational family ride part of the 8th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on January 26, 2024 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)