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Everything you need to know.


 A glorious day awaits. 


Join us in the depths of winter, when all the cycling tribes combine to ride - for fun!

  • Event Schedule 
  • Start Location
  • Tickets Please
  • How to Roobaix
  • Navigate with ease
  • Melbourne Weather
  • What should I ride?
  • Free Bikeshare Bikes
  • Make a Movie!
  • Roobaix Velodrome 
  • Prizes
  • Any questions?

Event SCHEDULE

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 - Brunswick Velodrome


4.30pm                               |         Time to get on your bikes and head home.


5.30pm                               |          Sunset

START LOCATION

START - Where / When

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.

                 


How to get there

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!)


By Car:     Drive to Northcote Plaza - and ride to the start (2.5km / 10 min ) .  Here's the best way to get there.



Where to park: DO NOT PARK AT THE START /  DISC.  

                                  DO NOT PARK AT THE START / DISC.  

                                  DO NOT PARK AT THE START / DISC.  

                                  

 A great place to park would be Northcote Plaza (behind theNorthcote Police Station) which is exactly halfway between the START and FINISH at Brunswick.  See map


TICKETS PLEASE!

EARLY BIRDS!

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.



If you registered online

Find the emailYour 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.




QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS

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. 



HOW TO ROOBAIX

Get your rider pack!

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.

  • Locate the sector on the map
  • Plan your route to it
  • Ride to the end of the sector
  • Answer the question(s) on the manifest.
  • Repeat until you reach Roobaix!

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.

WHAT TO BRING

Make the most of your day in the saddle.  Here's a list of items you might wish to consider bringing.

  • Your bike and helmet.
  • A sense of humour is recommended.
  • A warm jacket.
  • Gloves.
  • Spare socks.
  • Cash or card.
  • Phone.
  • Basic tools.
  • Pump and spare tube(s).

NAVIGATE WITH EASE

GET THE ROUTE ON STRAVA

Did I mention I love my Quad Lock?  I love my 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.


For the second year running you can get the routeautomagically in your phone if you haveSTRAVA - and by scanning the QR code on the map.


Some phones will recognise the code without the need for a QR Code reader app.  Amazeballs!  


Otherwise  get an app for iOs / Android.


The QR code is the weird black and white thingymebob. 


Watch a video to see how it's done!


WHAT SHOULD I RIDE?

Two wheels good!

From year one there has been 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!

What do I do if I get a flat?

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.


What HAPPENS IF I GET LOST?

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.


FREE BIKESHARE BIKES

Free for roobaix

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.


MELBOURNE WEATHER

Four seasons in one day

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.   



What happens if (when) it rains?

 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.

THE VELODROME (FINISH)

AWAITING YOU AT THE FINISH

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)


FOOD! GLORIOUS FOOD!

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.


FYXO MERCHANDISE

Limited edition T-shirts, sweat tops, and scarves available at the FYXO Tent.


TOILETS & FIRST AID

Brunswick CC Clubrooms have toilets / including disabled access.

St John's  Ambulancewill be on site for medical assistance.

Relax.  It's not race.

PRIZES!

FIRST PRIZE!

There is no first prize! Not for second, third or any minor placing. 

This isNOT a race.    

allez arevo!

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.

WIN YOUR WEIGHT in OLD MATE!

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.

RIDE A BIKESHARE BIKE

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!

CUTEST COUPLE

Too cute -  The cutest couple is decided by the crowd.


Win a night of food and wine pairing at Greasy Zoe's in Hurstbridge valued at $300 - thanks to Melodie and Andy (FYXO)


AWESOME FOURSOME

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.

TAC SAFETY PRIZE

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.


SUPREME BEINGS!

Drawn from the raffle.


1kg of freshly roasted Coffee Supreme beans and a custom Gonzlab 58mm Campagnolo Coffee Tamper valued at $300.


BICYCLE NETWORK

Drawn from the raffle:


Win a prize pack including Bicycle Network Cycling Kit and Membership valued at $500.


VAINQUEUR OF MELBURN ROOBAIX

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.  




What did we miss?

Got a question?

If we have missed anything, please contact us at  hello(at)fyxo.co


Sizing

Jersey  |  Vest

                                           XS        S          M         L            XL            2XL    

Chest Circumference    86-90   90-94   94-98   98-105   105-111   111-119

Front Length                   52-53   53-54   54-55   55-56      56-57       57-58

All measurements are in centimetres - CM

 

Bib Short

                                         XS        S          M         L          XL        2XL    

Waist Circumference  69-74   75-80   81-86   87-92   93-99   100-107

'Standard' Leg               23         24        25         26        27         28

'Classic' Leg                  23        24.5      26        27.5      29        30.5    

All measurements are in centimetres - CM

 

 

T- Shirt's

                                               XS    S      M       L       XL     2XL    

Chest (armpit to armpit)     92     97    102    107    112    117

Length (neck to bottom)     74     75     76      77      78      79

All measurements are in centimetres - CM