7.30am | Sunrise
9.00am | Coffee available at START
9.30am - 10.30am | Registration
John Cain Park, Northcote
Depart for Roobaix!
1.45pm | Petit Roobaix Registration OPEN
at FYXO tent
3.30pm - 4pm | Prize Ceremony
4.30pm | Time to head home.
5.30pm | Sunset
Where: John Cain Park / DISC
(Green field NORTH of the Velodrome.)
281 Darebin Rd, Thornbury (MAP)
When: Sunday 30 June 2019
9.30am - 10.30am
Bean to Coffee will be serving brews (coffee / tea / hot chocolate) from 9am.
Download arevo - search for 'Melburn Roobaix' and the start location will appear!
Put in your favourites with your home, the Brunswick Velodrome, and your favourite cafe.
Use 'Roobaix' as the promo code when your register (it's free!) you could also win a $260 mobility pack from RACV including a Bike Share annual membership, $100 Car Share Credit & a $100 Myki.
By Bike: Pedal, pedal, pedal! You can access the start from the Darebin Creek Trail, or some of the B - streets in Northcote / Thornbury.
By Train: Croxton (Mernda Line)
Darebin (Hurstbridge Line).
You can top up your Myki in arevo too
(you might want to remember this tidbit!)
Where to park: DO NOT PARK AT THE START / DISC.
DO NOT PARK AT THE START / DISC.
DO NOT PARK AT THE START / DISC.
Present your physical ticket at registration to receive your rider pack.
Remember to pick up your awesome FYXO scarf at this finish by presenting the DON'T LOSE THIS card.
Find the email: Your Tickets for MELBURN ROOBAIX 2019
Attached to this email is a PDF with your Ticket and QR Code.
Present the QR code to receive your rider pack.Take a screengrab and it will be in your photos folder for even faster reference.
Can I transfer my ticket? No. Tickets are non-transferable, and only the rider name that was registered is covered by Cycling Victoria event insurance.
Are there any tickets still available?No. Sorry. SOLD OUT.
Can I buy tickets on the day? No. No tickets will be available for purchase on the day.
In your rider pack you will find a map with instructions, a manifest (list of questions) and a pen to write with and a host of other goodies.
Completing all sectors / questions is not compulsory. The ride is approximately 47km~ in distance along the suggested route.
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.
Make the most of your day in the saddle. Here's a list of items you might wish to consider bringing.
Did we mention we love our Quad Lock? We love our Quad lock!
This Melburn invention by your fellow Roobaixers puts your phone exactly where you need it, on the bike, in your car or desk. We are pumped to have their support.
The QR code is the weird black and white thingymebob.
Watch a video to see how it's done!
There is no 'one' bike to ride. Road bikes, track bikes, MTBs, unicycles, long bikes, tall bikes, ladies bikes, touring bikes, tandems, bikes with trailers, cargo bikes with kids on board and yes - as far back as 2012 there have been e-bikes in the field.
The only trend has been crazier, whackier, louder and more fun bikes.
It doesn't matter what you choose ride - but it should be fully operational and be able to stop when needed so it doesn't jeopardise your safety and others so it adheres to the only rule of the event - Don't be a dick!
This is a self supported ride. If you can’t fix it yourself ask a fellow rider to come to your aid. Repay them in kind at the finish!
There's a few bike shops indicated on the map that are open Sundays and can assist.
If you are a member of RACV Bike Assist and hit dire straits - give them a call on 13 11 11.
Is that even possible?
If you can't find your way using the printed map, or the interactive Strava map - ask a fellow Roobaixer and be lost in good company.
If you want to pound the pavé on a blue bikeshare bike FOR FREE - here's how to do it.
Bike must be returned to any bikeshare dock within 24 hours.
Rain, hail or shine - it will not be WARM. Please dress accordingly.
The registration point and the Brunswick Velodrome are both grass fields and may be wet and/or muddy underfoot.
A spare pair of socks and gloves may be just the thing for days end.
You may get wet. The ride will go ahead rain, hail, or shine.
It’s a long day outside so dress appropriately.
Being cold / wet sucks and dampens the spirits like few other things.
Free hugs available from Dave Morgan and Andy FYXO.
First- put your manifest in the raffle barrel next to the podium.
Get your FREE Roobaix Portaitin the photo booth (Hi-res download available post event)
Beat Box and Taco Truckare waiting to keep your bellys full with Burgers and Tacos.
Lekker Lekkerwill have their sensational Belgian Frites & Dutch Donuts. A FYXO fave!
Moon Dogwill have a bar and some satellite 'tinny' stations with ice cold beer.
Bean to Coffeewill be serving Surpeme coffee / tea and hot chocolate.
Limited edition T-shirts, sweat tops, and scarves available at the FYXO Tent.
Brunswick CC Clubrooms have toilets / including disabled access.
St John's Ambulancewill be on site for medical assistance.
There is no first prize! Not for second, third or any minor placing.
This isNOT a race.
Carry the arevo app in your phone (it weighs nothing), show it to the people at the arevo checkpoint and win a prize!
Register using 'Roobaix' as the promo code and you could also win a $260 mobility pack.
Every beer purchased at Moon Dog Brewery (it's on the route) will give you an entry in the draw to win your weight in Moon Dog Old Mate Ale.
The winner will be announced - and weighed at the finish during the prize ceremony.
One lucky Bikeshare rider will win a $200 RACV Voucher and a Melbourne Bike Share annual membership($60) .
Park your Blue Bike in the Bicycle Valet Parking at the finish and one lucky blue bike will be picked as the winner!
You know the deal. You've got to be AWESOME and a FOURSOME. Winner decided by the crowd!
Winners get a FYXO $100 GC each ($400) and a jar of Mum's Jam.
Say hello to the TAC team - they have personal reflectors, hand warmers, ponchos and more to give away at the start and finish.
Drawn from the raffle:
2 x Be Safe Be Seen packs featuring a LUMOS Helmet and a reclaimed TAC billboard bag valued at $250 each.
Drawn from the raffle:
Win a prize pack including Bicycle Network Cycling Kit and Membership valued at $500.
Vainqueur is the fancy french for WINNER.
The first correct manifest drawn from the raffle barrel wins the Gold Cobble Trophy, a bottle of cheap champagne, a jar of Mum's Raspberry Jam and FYXO lights.
If we have missed anything, please contact us at hello(at)fyxo.co