BUY TICKETS           

The back alleys of the 'burbs come alive but once a year for the cult cobbled fun ride - Melburn Roobaix.  

Themed lightly around the Queen of the Classics 'Paris-Roubaix' the secret route winds across the suburbs using backstreets, bike paths and the famous cobbled alleys Melbourne is famous for.  

It's not a race, but the competition for coolest costume is fierce!  The only bike ride where every tribe of the cycling religion is represented - and rides together in harmony and hilarity.

Be a part of the  'best day on a bike - ever' and conquer the cobbles enroute to the famous Brunswick Velodrome where beats, brews and burgers await all those who finish.


Every year since 2007 we have taken rider portraits so you've got a glorious keepsake of the day to use on your linkedIn / facebook profile.  You're welcome.

Our professional photographer is guaranteed to capture you at your most epic, even if that means beers, donuts and frites in hand.  

Download a hi-res copy for FREE post event. 

When is Melburn Roobaix?

The 13th edition of Melburn Roobaix 'Hell of the Northcote' is Sunday 24 June 2018.

What is Melburn Roobaix?

Melburn Roobaix explores the bumpiest sectors of cobbled lanes and alleys, exploring lesser known parts of the city, and embracing the spirit of being big kids on bikes. 

Melburn Roobaix is in no way a race.  A truly unique event attracting every branch of the cycling religion.  

After 13 years of good times, its place is cemented as a cult classic and icon of the city drawing fanatics from around Australia and the globe. 

What happens on the day?

From 9.30am-10.30am, (Start location will be revealed to registered riders one week prior) Registered riders are able to collect their Rider Pack by presenting their ticket. 

Riders are given a Map, a list of checkpoints and questions to answer en route to the World Famous Brunswick ‘Roobaix’ Velodrome.  Stopping for coffee, detours, photos and flats are all part of the journey. 

Finish with a lap of Brunswick Velodrome for high fives, and the Prize Ceremony (4:30pm).

How do I register?

At the Early Bird Registration event or Online- see REGISTRATION from the options above.

Can I register for a friend?  Yes. If you have their First Name, Last Name, and their Email you can pay for their registration. 

Early Bird or Online Registration- What's the difference?If you register in person you'll get discounted entry, pick up limited edition wares, go into the draw to win a bike and more! To see how much more view the REGISTRATION tab above.

How do I get a ticket?

How do I get a ticket?Come to Early-Bird Registration OR purchase when they are available online. Both methods will result in you getting a physical ticket. 

Are the tickets electronic?Nope. You'll get an actual paper ticket, with perforation to present on the day to ride. This makes the check-in process on the day a breeze, and by keeping your stub you go into the draw to win more prizes!Don't forget to bring it on the day. 

What if I lose my ticket?That'd be just like losing money. Please don't. Put it in a secure place until event day. You will NOT be able to collect your Rider Pack at Admission without your ticket. 

How do I collect my ticket?If you register In-Person, we'll give it to you directly (or to the person who registered for you).If you register Online, your ticket will be sent to you via Tracked Post (or to the person who registered for you). 


I ordered more than one ticket. How do I know which ticket is for who?Tickets are numbered, and if you order multiple tickets anyone in your group can use any of those tickets. Only those who are registered are eligible for insurance, prizes, and bonuses at checkpoints.

Where does it start?

The secret start location will be emailed to you one week prior to the event and it is NOT the same as years previous.

Can I bring a friend?

Would you bring a friend on a date? Being the third wheel is weird for everyone.  For those who paid and don't know your friend is a hanger on it's particularly rude.   

Unregistrered riders are not insured, do not receive a rider pack, do not receive anything at checkpoints, don't win prizes, create congestion that we have not planned for and have far less fun!

Don't be the third wheel. 

The Rider Pack

How do I collect my rider pack? 

At the start location there will be a marquee set up to collect your Rider Pack. You will need to present your ticket in exchange for the Rider Pack. 

What's in the rider pack? 

Your Rider Pack is a musette (bag) containing a map with the course route, a manifest of checkpoint questions, a pen to write with, and an event spoke card. Other giveaways may be scored along the way on the day.

How long is Melburn Roobaix

How long is Melburn Roobaix? 

If you ride all sectors along the suggested route the course is approximately 40 km. You have until 4.30pm to get to the finish for the prize raffle, which gives you 5 hours if you depart at 10.30am when registration closes. This should allow time time to get lost, find yourself, repeat your favourite sector, take photos, stop for coffee, and make new bike friends. 

What happens if I don't complete the course? 

Completing all sectors of the course is not compulsory. You will be eligible for all raffle prizes except the major prize if you don’t complete all of the sectors. You must be present at the Velodrome to collect your prize. No prizes are awarded for speed or athletic merit. This is not a race. It is a hell of a lot of fun. 

What happens if I don't ride all the sectors, or answer all the questions? 

If you skip a sector, or get a question wrong you will still be eligible for all the prize raffles except for for the major prize - Winner of Melburn Roobaix. 

I got to the finish first! What do I win? 

Nothing. Not for second, third or any minor placing. You’ll be twiddling your thumbs at the velodrome a long time waiting for those who got lost, stopped for coffee, and made new friends along the way.


Hell Yeah there are prizes!  The most and best prizes for any two wheeled event in the land. 

- Most Awesome Foursome
- Cutest Couple
- Best on Ground (Dirtiest rider) 
- Spirit of Roobaix

Am I insured during the event?

Yes. Your entry fee includes insurance to registered riders for personal injury and public liability.

What should I bring?

What should I bring? 

Your bike and helmet at a minimum. A sense of humour is recommended. 

Other items might include: 

- Cash, card or other monetary instruments. 

- Phone or other communication device. 

- Basic tools, pump and spare tube(s). 

- Bike lock for securing your bike is never a bad idea. 

- Spare socks #protip

- Lights for the ride home.

What should I ride?

You can ride any type of bicycle you like. 

Bicycle, Tricycle, Unicycle or Tandem. 

New or old. 

Bring the bling bike or a beater. 

Fixed or geared. 

Big wheels or small. 

Fat tyres or skinny. 

Suspension or rigid. 

Absolutely any bicycle, tricycle or unicycle is acceptable as long as it is in strong working condition. 

For the safety of yourself and others it is recommended you have at least one working hand brake - it's the law!

What happens if it rains?

You may get wet. The ride will go ahead rain, hail, or shine*. 

It’s a long day outdoors so dress to suit the weather and you’ll have more fun. No one likes being cold or wet or both. 

What if I get a flat tyre? 

This is a self supported ride. If you can’t fix it yourself ask a fellow rider to come to your aid. 

What if I get lost? 

Phone a friend, stop and ask for directions, or call your Mum.

* The event will only be cancelled in the event of a state wide weather event where Police and SES advise.

Can I transfer my ticket or get a refund?

No. Riders are registered by name and for insurance purposes are non transferable. 

I have something else on that day. Can I get a refund? 

Sorry. There are no refunds. Please consider this when registering. 

Can my friend ride if they haven't registered? 

If you're not registered, you're not insured, nor will you receive a rider pack or be eligible to win prizes. The field size is limited and riders who are tag along that aren't registered affect the planning, logistics and add extra congestion to the ride.  Don't bring a third wheel.

I'm coming from out of town

I'm coming from out of town.

Awesome. Welcome to Melburn.  Hope you have a great weekend here.

I've already booked my flight. How do I make sure I get a ticket to ride?

FYXO will guarantee entry for anyone from interstate, overseas or outer space that is coming to town to ride for the first week of online registration. We ask you to first try to order online as normal. 

If online registration is sold out, email us and we’ll ensure you get a spot. Please email: melburnroobaix(at)fyxo.coI've already booked a hotel. How do I make sure I get a ticket?Same as the above.

Event Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions of purchase for Melburn RoobaixThese Terms and Conditions of Entry (“Entry Terms”) are designed to enable Melburn Roobaix 2018 on Sunday 24 June to run effectively. “The Organisers” refers to FYXO Pty Ltd .By registering to participate in the Ride, you (the “Rider”) accept and agree to be bound by these Entry Terms:Entry RequirementsA registration is not considered to be complete until all required rider information is supplied and payment in full has been received.A registration entry is for ONE person. Riders may not ride with others who have not registered for the event and a) forfeit any merchandise, prizes or giveaways associated with the event b) forfeit their insurance coverage in the Ride for breach of conditions found within the Terms and Conditions acknowledgment c)The Organiser can refuse to allow the Rider to participate in the Ride or to remove the Rider from the Ride for breach of these terms and conditions.The Rider warrants that he/she has prior experience and understand the demanding physical nature of the event. The Rider is not aware of any medical condition or impairment that will be detrimental to my health if I participate in this event. In the event that The Rider becomes aware of any medical condition or impairment, or otherwise sick or injured prior to the event, will withdraw from the event and understand that payment will not be reimbursed.Ride entries will be available in person at the ‘Early Bird Registration” on Saturday 14 April 2017 - location will be announced on . Online entries will be available Friday 20 April 2018 via online at until sold out. No entries will be made available for participants at the event start location.Age requirementsI am at least 18 years old and have read the conditions of entry for this event and understand the demanding physical nature of the event.If signing for a person under 18 years of age, I certify that I am the parent/guardian of the minor who will be participating on the day of the Event and will chaperone them on the day at all times. In consideration of the Event organiser accepting the minor’s application to participate in the Event, I agree to indemnify and shall keep indemnified the Organisers in respect of any losses they or any of them may suffer as a consequence of any claim/s by the minor and to the same extent as any other competitor indemnifies the Organisers pursuant to the above legal declaration.No participants under the age of 18 years on the day of the event will bepermitted to ride, either unaccompanied or accompanied by a parent/guardian.Ride CommunicationsRide communications will principally be made via email. The Rider should therefore provide a valid email address. If the Rider does not have access to an email address, the Rider will make every effort to read the latest information available about the event at The Rider consents to receiving and reading all information that is made available on the FYXO and Melburn Roobaix website, in email newsletters and all other literature concerning the Ride.CancellationsShould the event be cancelled for any reason whatsoever, my entry fees will not be refunded and no liability of any kind whatsoever will attach to the organisers.Organisers are under no obligation to refund monies or entry fees due to non- use, cancellation, failure to participate or dissatisfaction by the Rider.I agree that if I do not attend the event for whatever reason, I will not be entitled to any reimbursement of entry fees and forfeit any merchandise, prizes or giveaways associated with the event. Tickets are non transferable and non refundable.MediaThe Rider consents to the publication and or use in any form of media whatsoever of their name, image, voice, statements or otherwise, before, during or after the event whether for advertising, promotion or otherwise, without payment or compensation.The parent/guardian acknowledges and agrees that their Under Age Child/Minormay be photographed or filmed during the Ride and consents to the Organisers using the Rider’s picture and likeness contained in any photographs or film for publicising the Ride and for promoting any future ride or event to be staged by the Organisers.Compliance with LawsDuring the Ride, the Rider must comply with all traffic and road laws, all directions issued by Police and all instructions given by the Organisers or any employees or officials representing the Organisers at the Ride. Failure to do so may result in the Rider being removed from the Ride and they will not receive a registration refund.The Rider must wear an Australian standard cycling helmet at all times during the Ride while riding a bicycle.Health and SafetyYou acknowledge and agree that insurance is in place by Cycling Victoria for personal injury and public liability (up to $20,000,000) whilst participating in Melburn Roobaix. You understand that this insurance may not cover you for all injury, loss or damage sustained by you in participating in Melburn Roobaix and you acknowledge that FYXO Pty Ltd does not make any representations about the suitability of Cycling Victoria’s insurance. You also agree that you can, in your own interests and at your own expense, seek and obtain personal insurance over and above the cover provided by Cycling Victoria.A registration entry is for ONE person. Riders may not ride with others who have not registered for the event and a) forfeit any merchandise, prizes or giveaways associated with the event b) forfeit their insurance coverage in the Ride for breach of conditions found within the Terms and Conditions acknowledgment c)The Organiser can refuse to allow the Rider to participate in the Ride or to remove the Rider from the Ride for breach of these terms and conditions.If, during the Ride, the Rider becomes ill or is injured, St.John’s Ambulance will be at the Event Village. If you are unable or do not feel fit to get there, you must contact the organsier who will endeavour to arrange medical transport, usually in an ambulance. Any medical transport will be at the Rider’s expense. All incidents must be reported to within 72 hours.The Organisers recommend that Riders hold current ambulance service membership and/or health insurance to cover such costs.The Ride is a self-supported ride. The Rider is responsible for ensuring that his/her bicycle is properly serviced, roadworthy and suitable for the event.You are fully responsible for the security of your personal possessions during the event including your bike and other valuable items and including items left in the H A Smith / Brunswick Velodrome. You agree that FYXO is not responsible or liable for the repair or replacement of any personal possessions whether lost, damaged, stolen or otherwise.The Rider must ride in a safe and responsible manner during the Ride and use common sense at all times. The Rider must exercise caution on all public roads and other thoroughfares and ride defensively and courteous. We expect that riders will adequately cater to their nutritional requirements and physical welfare while undertaking the Ride.WeatherThe Ride will be held outdoors and may proceed notwithstanding poor weather conditions on the day of the Ride. The Organisers are not liable to the Rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind including, but not limited to, refund of entry fees, in the event of poor weather before or during the Ride.Riders must wear the Melburn Roobaix Musette provided by the Organisers in the correct manner prior to commencing the Ride and continue to wear it for the duration of the Ride. The Organisers reserve the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse to allow the Rider to participate in the Ride or to remove the Rider from the Ride for breach of these terms and conditions or if it otherwise determines it appropriate to do so.PrivacyThe Organisers collect, use, disclose and otherwise handle the Rider’s personal information in accordance with the terms of its Privacy Policy Statement found on All information remains the property of the Organisers.Acknowledgment and WaiverI acknowledge that it is a condition of participating in this event that I do so at my own risk. I accept all risks and in consideration of my entry, I, my heirs, executors and administrators release and forever discharge FYXO, their employees, members, promoters, volunteers, servants, agents and subcontractors, instrumentalities, and all voluntary community groups assisting with this event, all sponsors producers their agents and representatives, and any person or body, directly or indirectly associated with the event of all liabilities, claims, damages or costs which I may have against them arising out of, or in any way connected with my participation in the event. I understand this waiver includes claims based on negligence, action, or inaction of any of the above parties. This release continues forever and binds my heirs, successors, executors, personal representatives and assigns.I acknowledge that participating in this event may involve a real risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including but not limited to: over exertion, dehydration, and accidents with other participants, spectators or road users.A registration entry is for ONE person. Riders may not ride with others who have not registered for the event and a) forfeit any merchandise, prizes or giveaways associated with the event b) forfeit their insurance coverage in the Ride for breach of conditions found within the Terms and Conditions acknowledgment c)The Organiser can refuse to allow the Rider to participate in the Ride or to remove the Rider from the Ride for breach of these terms and conditions.If the Rider is a parent/Guardian of a person under 18 years (“Under Age Child”) who is participating in the Ride, that Rider consents to the Under Age Child participating in the Ride and agrees to take full and sole responsibility for the Under Age Child’s safety and participation in the Ride. The Rider further agrees and undertakes to the Organisers for and on behalf of the Under Age Child that the release and indemnity applies with full force and effect to the Under Age Child and that the Rider and any spouse or defacto spouse or partner will take no steps of any sort on behalf of the Under Age Child that would result in the release and indemnity being rendered inoperative, of no effect or being declared or ordered by a court of law as not applying to the Under Age Child.I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ABOVE. ALL ENTRANTS MUST AGREE TO THIS WAIVER.


  • Register before Sunday 22 April for

    Discounted entry of $80

    50% OFF entry to the HCBS2018

  • General Admission $85.

  • Register here at the comfort of your saddle, seat or couch.

  • FREE postage of your ticket with tracked delivery.


  • Every year is different!
  • 40km~ in length
  • 12 cobbled pavé sectors
  • 53 cafes along the route
  • 27 pubs and bars
  • Countless laughs

The only thing serious about Melburn Roobaix is the awesome prizes to be won - but none are for athletic merit.

Start planning your creative costumes, awesome bikes, and spirited ride for the category prizes.

The grand prize and 'VAINQUEUER DE MELBURN ROOBAIX' is drawn from the raffle at the end - the only caveat is a complete and correct manifest.  Easy peasy!  The winner takes home the famed golden pavé trophy, a bottle of dodgy champagne, and a prize worth shouting about.  

Sponsored by

Towards Zero

Supported by

Madman Entertainment
Brunswick Cycling Club



Signup for news about Melburn Roobaix 2019