As always, there's a lot of information for riders to digest for a safe and successful navigation to Roobaix.
Put the kettle on and scroll down to find the map so you can create your own route, see the (growing list of) prizes to be won, COVID-19 considerations and virtual high fives to those who have not only sponsored this years event - but supported.
That means YOU!
There was no plan for the first event to be an annual occurance. It was a grand alleycat, a way to celebrate Paris-Roubaix and our bluestone alleys, to get outside and ride in the depths of winter, while bleary eyed from late nights watching Le Tour De France.
15 years on - we hope this year is merely a bump in the figurative road of life and that in 2021 we can celebrate as one large mass of crazy costumed, wacky wheeled 'Roobaixers'.
Thank you tenfold.
Andy and Melodie.
If you want the original old school experience then this is the LIST of Sectors to conquer and find on the map of your choice.
The Greatest Pavé of Roobaix - Sectors
$4 for Black and White / 80gsm to $10 for Colour / 160gsm.
Boot up this route up on STRAVA for one circuitous cycle encompassing all sectors and start locations. From Fed Sq to Roobaix. A truly epic classic.
If you are stuck indoors, or out of state and unable to travel, the route is available for you to upload and 'enjoy' on your wind trainer. Costumes mandatory!
No two Melburn Roobaix's have ever been the same.
The annual get together for many has been stretched over the entire year. This flexibility ensures no one will miss out on the chance to ride due to date clashes, injury, work or family commitments.
Rather than reveal what we think is the best route in the storied history of Roobaix, we are taking your down memory lane with a GREATEST HITS of PAVÉ to relive and/or discover.
A standout sector from every year of the event, all of the various START locations, a host of other cool spots to swing by and the world famous Brunswick Velodrome with old skool and new age maps to choose from.
Join the MELBURN ROOBAIX Strava club to share your ride.
Every last Sunday of the month we will be drawing one lucky winner.
The WINNER OF MELBURN ROOBAIX will be drawn LIVE on Facebook on Sunday 20 December.
You must tune in to win! Or - REDRAW!
Check out the awesome array of prizes from our sponsors and supporters.
Though the format has changed - these brands and business continue to support Melburn Roobaix and you - the rider.
See you in the flesh for 2021!