Hop on yer bike for a fun, all-day riding adventure from the south to the north
While the Melburn Roobaix may take its name from the Paris-Roubaix – a gruelling one-day professional bike road race that starts north of Paris and finishes on the Belgian frontier – it’s really the furthest thing from a race.
Instead, Melburnians are encouraged to rekindle their love of riding in a day-long event designed to bring back those fuzzy childhood memories of exploring on two wheels.
The 13th edition of Melburn Roobaix (dubbed "Hell of the Northcote") kicks off at 9.30am on Sunday June 24. Riders will pick up their rider pack from the start line (emailed to participants one week prior to the event) which includes a list of checkpoints to hit and questions to answer en route to the finish line at the Brunswick Velodrome. Punters will explore everything from cobbled lanes to hidden sides of the city on some of Melbourne's lesser known bike trails.
You’re encouraged to dress up (the wilder the outfit, the better) with prizes given out on the day – categories include cutest couple, most awesome foursome, best on ground (dirtiest rider) and one for someone who embodies the spirit of Roobaix.
Registrations are essential.