RACV Warmest Welcome

Get involved in the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride with the RACV Warmest Welcome program!

The RACV Warmest Welcome program

In 2015, the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride travels from Ballarat to Bendigo, offering Riders the opportunity to explore some iconic gold rush towns.  If you are a local community member, here is your chance to get involved in the fun and friendliness of the Ride, whilst giving your community group a chance to share in $2000 worth of prizes, thanks to Bicycle Network and RACV!

The RACV Warmest Welcome is open to all community groups (schools, sporting clubs, etc) who want to help support the riders as they make their way through your region. The program is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate as a community and show the riders what your community group is all about. You can welcome the riders in anyway you like (e.g. designing posters and putting them in windows/on fences, have a town 'mascot' welcoming the riders, hold a town street party, decorated bikes lining front yards, etc).

All you need to do is register your entry with us and display the RACV Warmest Welcome Poster somewhere within your group's activities, so our judges know you are supporting the ride, and you will be in the running to win one of two cash grants from RACV. You can download the poster here.

Bicycle Network and RACV representatives will be on the look out for your warmest welcome along the ride, and will be judging on the following areas;

  • Effort, enthusiasm & excitement
  • Decorations, signage and displays
  • Community Spirit
  • That eXcitement Factor

Please read the terms and conditions which include the steps to enter, then register for the RACV Warmest Welcome here.

We look forward to seeing you and your 'warmest welcome' on the ride.



RACV Warmest Welcome 2014 winners!

We were blown away by the effort communities made to welcome the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride to their towns. Riders thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful decorations, street parties, markets and festivals thrown to celebrate their arrival. Thank you to everyone who made us feel welcome.

The winners of RACV Warmest Welcome 2014 are:

First place: Moyhu - $1,500

The town of Moyhu, with a population of less than 500, performed a herculean effort to make all riders feel welcome and entertained. From decorated bikes lining the streets to the main street party featuring local performers, wines, produce, massages, a campsite shuttle buse and water tower light show, Moyhu went above and beyond. With the help of Dalzotto winery, they even re-opened their recently closed pub.

Second place: Alexandra - $500

Alexandra welcomed RACV Great Vic riders to their town with a festival-like atmosphere, with many locals  joining riders to celebrate the spirit of the ride. With decorations, food stalls and local bands, many stores also stayed open late to accommodate riders.