The Good Oil

The Great Vic’s daily newspaper the Good Oil is continuing for 2020!

Check out daily issues with highlights from each town we would have visited, profiles with volunteers and riders, the daily quiz, stay at home cinema info and more.

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2020 event update

Due to current restrictions in Victoria we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride.

While it may not come as a surprise, we appreciate that this news will still be disappointing for many – from our riders, to our volunteers, contractors, host towns and partners – but we know it’s the right call. 

Over 36 years, there isn’t much that the Great Vic hasn’t been through – which is why we know that we will get through this. The Great Vic will roll on in 2021 and the tradition of a ‘week in another world’ will continue.

Stay safe and ride on

We promise we’ll be back in November 2021 to ride from the Art Silos to the Grampians in Western Victoria for one of our most unique and visually stunning rides yet.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when tickets are available in May 2021.

In the meantime, please keep supporting our regional communities in any way you can and of course, keep safe and keep pedalling. 

What to expect


A fun, friendly and challenging holiday where you’ll join new and old friends riding through Victoria’s beautiful countryside.

Route options


The Great Vic is a rolling bike festival – travelling from one town to another everyday. Experience it for yourself.

Life on event


There’s heaps to enjoy at each campsite, including live music, food trucks, craft beer, yoga, an outdoor cinema and much more!

Whats on

“It’s like going on holiday with a big group of your best mates.”

Beginning in 1984, Victoria’s favourite annual regional ride is now 36 years young. It is a rite of passage for people who ride bikes and has established a proud reputation for being much more than a cycling event. The Great Vic is a rolling bike festival that pedals to a new town each day, setting up camp where riders can soak up an evening of entertainment. 

For seasoned campaigners, it’s an annual catch up with 3,000 friends. For others, it’s the first time they’ve ridden more than a few kilometres at once – let alone ten days in a row. But for everyone, it’s a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life in and around tranquil and inviting regional towns, and this year promises to be no different.

2019 Highlights

A taste of the Great Vic

In 2019 more than 3,000 people joined us in 2019 to ride from Robe to Torquay along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Here’s how it all went down.

Sponsors and partners


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The hosts

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Northern Grampians Logo
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