2023 Melburn Roobaix - Ride Report

'Monday was so boring'

It's often you - the rider who encapsulates what makes the day so SUPER!

It is not a race - but the day is a blur of activity from sun up to dusk. This year you came from all corners of this city, state and country - with some even visiting from abroad to join the ride.

The weather was classic Melburn - overcast, windy, patchy rain, brilliant sunshine and we even got a rainbow for the prize ceremony as riders celebrated the day and shared stories of their experiences.

Thank you to all that rode and are keen to return for more in 2024.

Chapeau!

#melburnroobaix

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EXPLORE

Faces of Roobaix

Thanks to Peter Bongiorno for his brilliant work documenting this years peloton - a staple of the event for over a decade.

Find yourself, your friends and more.

Check out the 2023 album

SUPER ROOBAIXER'S

Find yourself in the colourful crowd if you can!

Thanks Plan B Photo / Nick Orloff for this colourful set of captures.

Check them out

Thanks Studio Folish / Keenan Thebus for more mid-ride shots.

So good!

SUPER WINNER'S & GRINNER'S

It may not be a RACE - but holy hell there were some great prizes won in 2023.

Brunswick Cycling Club

Happy Birthday, Dave!

For the second time in the event history, event day coincided with Mr Pink's birthday.

Dave is tireless in his commitment to the Brunswick Cycling Club, junior racing and development, and this bike party that happens once a year.

We love you!

#likeaBosch

Congratulations to Timothy Haines, winner of the Lug+Carrie subscription!

2 months of riding a fully equipped Tern of your choice around Melburn's mean streets.

Hope everyone enjoyed the Bosch Valet Experience along the route.

Check out the bikes!

Blackhearts & Sparrows

BIRRA BIRRA BIRRA!

Not only did Blackhearts & Sparrows make an amazing sectuer, with FREE Birra Zirro to everyone who rode through, they gave away an amazing HIGH FIVE prize.

Congratulations to Kevin Wong who won 5 Slabs of Birra Beer just by being plucked from the raffle barrel.

Good thing that you stuck around for the prize ceremony! A SUPER effort to ride home with it all too.

Grazie Blackhearts

Genovese

Hidden Treasure

Congratulations to the daughter / father team that waltzed into Mitte cafe, and waltzed out with the prize pack of beans, grinder, cafetiera, briscola playing cards and coffee cups!

Damien Nicoletas & Tim Brooks also took home the same after being drawn from the raffle.

Coffee's up!

Quad Lock

Awesome Foursome

There can only one winner - but there was many awesome groups this year. TETRIS combined to take the win.

They each took home a $100 Gift Certificate to spend at Quad Lock and a jar of Mum's Jam.

The QUAD LOCK team were also awesome enough to help remove bogged vehicles on the day with their rescue vehicle.

Thanks Quad Lock

Crumpler

Made in Melburn

Alex Taylor definitely can't shoot as a Stormtrooper but nailed this awesome bag which was a collaboration between FYXO x Crumpler.

Only 50 will be made and only 13 remain.

Check them out!

TAC

$500 to make you seen!

Congratulations to Josie Alexander who won $500 to spend at Melburn's coolest bike shop* - Commuter Cycles.

All thanks to TAC.

Be Bold. Be Seen.

Lil' FYXO's

Golden Ticket

Inside one musette was a GOLDEN TICKET!

Rohan Lock won 4kg of Nutella. Spread it thick.

FYXO

Cutest Couple

The crowd voted and the Barry Humphries tribute of Dame Edna Everage & Sir Les Patterson took home a$200 Gift Certificate for a Red Balloon experiencefrom Andy & Melodie.

FYXO

Craziest Contraption

Congratulations Ari - who safely navigated the entire route on this ridiculously rad tall bike. The two tall bikes were possibly the most common bikes to pop in the feed from the day.

Ari took home a FYXO Kaos Keg - seen here strapped to the bike.

Stay wild and check out allbikes.cc

Goon Wash

Sparkle time!

Simon Wile, John Howlett & Daryl Susigan all won a Goon Wash bike care pack.

Thanks also to Reuben who cleaned bikes and helped the FYXO Team on the day. SUPER effort.

Clean bike is a FAST bike!

Winner of Melburn Roobaix

VAINQUEUER

Congratulations Matt Clark, who held off Rodger Paul, and Sam Sweeney who both started this ridiculous finale with flat tyres.

Matt took home the Golden Cobble Trophy made by Andy Van Bergen, the cheapest champagne we could find, a jar of Mum's Jam AND $1000 dollarbux.

Chapeau!

Bicycle Network

One more to go!

Big FYXO will be riding Around the Bay with Lil' FYXO, handing out high fives and candy as we go.

Bicycle Network have offered an entry as yet another great Roobaix prize - valued at $245.

We will draw the winner at the end of the month. Keep an eye on your inbox.

Which route would you choose?

SUPER CREW

Thanks to the event team for their great work on the day and helping the event run as smooth as pavé can be.

Thanks to Andrey, Peter, Beck, Lil FYXO, Charlie, Tom, Kelly, Melodie, Emzy, Hose, Zanotto - and to Lou and Mark (not pictured).

Thank you to our

SUPER SPONSORS

All Melbourne based, our sponsors support the event and the things we love - Riding with friends, eating, drinking and getting home safe every time we ride.

Supporters

The Brunswick Cycling Club for the continued use of 'Roobaix' velodrome.

Good Cycles for mid-ride shenanihgans and membership offer to all riders.

skingrowsback for helping us pack up.

Bicycle Network for the of the bike park, and amazing rider activation on the route.

Bass in Vader for using the force of music.

Gonz Lab for general mysticism.

Mark Geary @ogaram for capturing the day.

Foodbank Victoria

We did good.

We smashed our goal, and DOUBLED last years effort with a massive $5000 donated AND all this food. With your help, we are providing over 10,000 meals to those in need.

If you'd like to continue our support of this great organisation, click the link.

Donate

Official Event Merchandise

Don't forget to fill out the post-ride survey for $20 OFF anything in the shop.
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The SUPER Prize Ceremony

Thanks to Mark Geary for filming the entire prize ceremony.

F I N.

Thanks for watching, riding and supporting our annual bike party. Hope to see you next year.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 30 June 2024