Everything you need to know is contained below.
Please note: THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND NO ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY.
About the event.
The quintessential event for fyxomatosis is 'Melburn Roobaix', which has been held annually since 2006. This is a cycling event based on the grueling Queen of the Classics, the Paris-Roubaix. Unlike the Paris Roubaix, the fyxomatosis twist is a ride, not a race.Top
When does registration open and the ride start?
Registration opens at 10am for registered riders to receive their rider pack.
You may start riding as soon as you have received your rider pack.
Registration closes at 11am.Top
Where does it start?
Registration and the start of the ride begins from the Hawthorn Velodrome. Corner of Reserve Rd and Robinson Rd, Hawthorn.
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How do I get there?
The easiest method to get the start by bike from Federation Square is take the bike path EAST along the Yarra. At a gentle cruise it should take you approximately 30mins.
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KOOYONG is the nearest train station (Glen Waverley Line) and is 600m from the start.Top
What happens if it rains?
The ride will go ahead rain, hail, or shine. It’s a long day outdoors so please dress to suit the weather. Gloves, scarf, jacket may come in handy.
Melbourne has had more rain than ever this winter so many sectors of the course have puddles, will be muddy and slippery.Top
How long is the ride?
If you ride all 12 sectors in the most obvious order and use the suggested route the course is approximately 40km in length. You have until 4pm to get to the finish for the prize raffle, which gives you 5 hours if you depart at 11am when registration closes.Top
How do I complete the course?
You will be given a map, a list of sector questions and a pen.
Find the 1st sector on the map.
Ride to the end of the sector.
Answer the question relating to the sector.
Repeat until you are at Brunswick Velodrome (Finish).Top
What happens if I don’t ride all the sectors?
Nothing. If you skip a sector, or get a question wrong you will not be penalised but you must make it to the finish by 4pm if you want to be part of the prize raffle.Top
What bike should I ride?
You can ride anything you like. Bicycle, Unicycle, or Tandem. New bike, or old bike. Bling bike or beater. Fixed or geared. Big wheels or small. Fat tyres or skinny. Absolutely anything though for the safety of yourself and others it is recommend you have at least one hand brake.
Melbourne Bike Share is offering their blue bikes for FREE use the entire day. That goes for those registered to ride or those tagging along to spectate and support. With big tyres, 3 gears and a comfy seat they are up to the task of handling the punishment of the pave.Top
I came in first, what did I win?!
What about second?
Food and Drink
You will have earned your thirst and The Lomond bar will be serving cold beer, cider and stout.
Soft drink will be available from the Brunswick Cycling Club, and of course Supreme Coffee will be on hand.
The Brunswick Cycling Club will have a sausage sizzle, featuring delicious preservative free chicken, and beef sausages. A vegetarian option will also be available.Top
St John’s Ambulance will be at the velodrome to handle minor first aid.Top
Thrones Limited Edition saddles
Jamis clothing and lights
Mum’s Rasberry Jam
Skin Grows Back Zoid bag
Airspresso coffee machines
Asics trainers from Sneaker Freaker
Major Prizes to be won
Madman DVD packs
FYXO Melburn Roobaix Pave trophy
Best on ground - Custom Velosmith frame
Cutest couple - Otto Coffee Machine
Dirtiest rider - Creux apparel
Terms and Conditions
By registering for the 2011 Melburn Roobaix and participating in the day you agree to the event Terms and Conditions.Top