Thank you for registering for the 2021 Melburn Roobaix - the bicycle party of the year.
We have been patiently waiting, like all Victorians, for lockdown (4.0) to end and announce our decision. Due to the COVID restrictions currently in place we cannot hold the event on the original planned date.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we try to navigate the times, aiming to bring you the experience you love, with minimal restrictions and disruptions. We acknowledge that a future date requires planning for you, more so for those coming from regional Victoria and interstate.
With that in mind, we are postponing the event date to Sunday 29 August 2021.
We hope this conservative amount of time will mean an event as close to 'normal' as possible. While we remain at the mercy of lockdowns, Melodie and I got our COVID-19 vaccinations, and hope that as a greater percentage of the community are vaccinated, lockdowns are no longer the only vehicle out of this pandemic.
Postponement was always a possibility, and is outlined in our COVID policy. Should this future date be unsuitable for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refund.
Thanks to our sponsors - TAC, Moon Dog and Quad Lock who have been unwavering; Dave Morgan and the Brunswick Cycling Club for their hospitality and flexibility; and to you - riding this rough road with us, all the way to Roobaix.
While you wait, check out the longest sector of continual cobbles we could find in Melburn. 3.7km of pavé!
Hope it's within your realm of exploration.
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Complete the Rider Registration form so we can contact you via email with EVENT UPDATES.
The Roobaix route changes every year, but always finishes at the World famous Roobaix (Brunswick) Velodrome.
It is NOT a closed course.The suggested route is a finely tuned blend of Melburn's bicycle network, B-streets with bike lanes, cobbled alleyways, gravel tracks, grassy fields - all leading to Roobaix. Where possible it crosses intersections at traffic lights and other safe points to make your journey across town a low stress exercise.
The secret start location is emailed to riders a week in advance but is less than 4km from the finish / Velodrome.
You'll get a physical map (remember them!) with the route to find your way to Roobaix. A strava route will also be available for download on the day to aid your navigation.
Getting lost is part of the adventure and because it's NOT a race - you can still win prizes which ever way you end up at Roobaix for the prize ceremony.
Once again, a smattering of sweet prizes will be awarded to those who go above and beyond in their creative panaché!
Some of the categories you can compete in include:
Most COVID compliant
Win your weight in Old Mate Beer
Spirit of Roobaix
Tip for new Roobaixers - pick a get up that suits a winter vibe! It is a long day, it can be wet and it will definitely be cold.
Without letting on too much, you can expect some most excellent prizes from brands we love and think you will too.
Other than the Gold Cobbled Trophy - The WINNER OF MELBURN ROOBAIX will receive a gift certificate to use on Riparide and have the local getaway of their choice!
We are proud to work with these brands. Their support is foundational to the show.
2006 seems so far away.
A day when 100 brave souls ventured by bicycle into the bumpy unknown from Fed Square enroute to 'Roobaix'.
16 editions later, the event has evolved to a degree, yet retained the core ethos it had on that windy day in Fed Sq.
Celebrate the bike. Your friends. This city.
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