Sunday 26 June 2022

Thank you for your support, patience and passion for Melburn Roobaix.

There's a lot of information to digest below, so put the kettle on.

Event Day Schedule

7:30am - Sunrise

8:00am - Coffee available at Outer Circle Social Club - 299 Arthur st, Fairfield

9:00am -10:00am -  Rider Registration Open

3:30pm - 4:00pm  - Prize Ceremony @ Brunswick Velodrome

5:00pm - Sunset.

Where does it start?

The start is off the Darebin Creek Trail at the eastern end of Rossmoyne Street, Thornbury.



How to get to the start

Closest train stations:

Alphington  |  HURSTBRIDGE line - 10min ride.

Croxton        |  MERNDA line - 12 min ride


By car:

If you are driving and want to park between the start and finish - Northcote Plaza MAP is halfway between start / finish and has a large carpark behind the Police Station.


From there it's an easy cruise in an easterly direction on Christmas St to the Darebin Creek Trail - right past Outer Circle Social Club for a pre-start coffee!


Sign up for TAC's Light Insights Trial and get a FREE coffee! First 50 only!



Roobaix (Brunswick) Velodrome

Harrison st, Brunswick MAP

Tickets please!

Grey ticket or Yellow ticket - BOTH are valid.
You need to present your ticket at registration to collect your rider pack.

I can't find my (GREY) ticket!

Try looking again - Tickets make the registration process easy.


GREY Ticket - we know you've waited patiently for a long time.


If you cannot find your GREY ticket:

- Bring PHOTO ID

- Bring any proof of your ticket purchase(s)

- Wait in line - We will be processing those with tickets FIRST.

Health & Safety

If you are feeling unwell the morning of 26 June 2022, please take a Rapid Antigen Test and isolate until a negative result is shown.


There will be a 'Covid Station' at Registration / Event Village with hand sanitiser and sterilisation wipes for you to use freely.


St.Johns First Aid will be at the Event Village (Roobaix Velodrome) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm to treat minor injuries.

PRO TIPS to make the most of your day

We strongly suggest a good sense humour as this event is SERIOUS fun.

Items which may be useful on the day:

- Your bike and helmet.

- A warm jacket.

- Gloves.

- Spare socks (cold feet is zero fun)

- Cash or card.

- Phone.

- Battery bank to recharge phone.

- Bike tools.

- Pump and spare tube(s).

- Bike lock (for long lunch stops)

How to Roobaix

First time?


Welcome! You'll get a rider pack with your map, manifest (question checklist), and other goodies once you've shown your ticket at registration.


The map is a good ol' fashioned printed map, like the Melway that you might have grown up with.


The chillest route is marked on the map to guide you from sector to sector, but it's up to you how you get to each one, or if you choose to skip some, have a long lunch and take a shortcut to the finish.


The chillest route is NOT a closed course to other vehicles and you need to consider other road users and road laws at all times.


The Roobaix route is approximately 38km~ in distance and incorporates the cities great network of bike paths, bike lanes, dirt lanes, singletrack, and of course - cobblestone alleys.


The route will be available ON THE DAY on arevo and you could win a $500 gift certificate just for using it. There's also a QR code on the map to get the route on strava.


If you didn't complete the course, you will be eligible for prizes if your manifest is in the raffle barrel by 3.30pm. 


The exception is the grand prize of Winner of Melburn Roobaix may only be won by a complete and correct manifest AND you must be present to win!

Navigate with ease

The official route will be on Arevo's BIKE MAP. Seriously - get it now!

iOS | Android


That's not the only reason to get this great wayfinding app.


One lucky rider will win a $500 gift certificate to spend at Melburn's Coolest Bike Shop* - Commuter Cycles just for downloading it.


The winner will be drawn from the raffle at the finish and must have the app in their phone to win!

Melburn Weather

Whatever it IS - it will be cold.


Dress appropriately for the long day outside.


It may be wet underfoot at the start AND finish. If it rains, you may get wet.


Keep your eye on the forecast from BOM in the lead up to event day.


Unless there is a state issued weather emergency, the ride will go ahead.

What should I ride?

Your bicycle must be safe to ride and not a hazard to yourself or others.


Beyond that - ride whatever you like!


Road, gravel, singlespeed, tandem, unicycle, MTB, BMX, trike, new school, retro cool, classic, and yes - ebikes are welcome because all bikes are varying degrees of awesome.


There will be a prize for the CRAZIEST CONTRAPTION. It might even be a jar of Mum's Roobaix Raspberry jam.


Lil' FYXO will be awarding a prize for her favourite too. She loves rainbows and unicorns.

Roobaix Velodrome | Event Village

While you wait for the prize ceremony:



Beat Box Burger, Lekker Lekker Frites and Donuts, Taco Truck, Bof Pizza!



Moon Dog Brewery

Genovese Coffee


Roobaix Merch!

Caps, Tees, Beanies, Socks and Sweats while stocks last.



Challenge your friends to Giant Jenga!

Take a turn on a Tern GSD cargo bike from Lug+Carrie.



Colouring in competition, sweet treats and other activities including a spinning wheel 'lucky dip'.


Bike Wash / Bike Pen

Let the Goon Wash team clean your bike before you leave it in the Bike Pen.


Memories are forever

Professional Portraits by Peter Bongiorno - Download yours FREE post event.



Available in the Brunswick Club Rooms.


First Aid

by St Johns Ambulance

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

1st across the finish line

Nada. Nothing. It's not a race! SLOW DOWN and enjoy the visual feast.

Win your Weight in Old Mate

Head to the bar at Moon Dog World to enter.

Cutest Couple

Awesome Foursome

Craziest Contraption

Lil' FYXO's favourite

Spirit of Roobaix


Raffle Drawn Prizes.

$500 gift certificate at Commuter Cycles thanks to arevo.

Winner of Melburn Roobaix

The first correct manifest drawn from the raffle barrel wins the Pavé trophy.

Got a question?

Hopefully we have covered everything.

If we haven't - email

Wait - There's more!



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Everyone wins this year.

If you are reading this - congratulations!

You are one step away from one year of FREE RACV Bike Assist.

An amazing service you can call on if you break down, have a flat or are too fatigued to make it home.

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Moon Dog Brewery

Win your Weight in Old Mate

Head to the bar at Moon Dog World if you want to win this classic prize.

Beer flows from 11am and they'll have quick and delicious treats available from the kitchen.

Winner will be drawn at the finish and no - you don't have to ride home with all that beer. Pick it up post event when you jump on the scales.

Moon Dog World


The support of these rock solid sponsors helps elevate the Melburn Roobaix experience for all.

To you, we say MERCI!