Great Vic Bike Ride

Women's community

Before and on event

Supporting your ride

Whether you’re travelling solo, with your sister, daughter, partner, friend or mum, the women’s community program could be for you, it’s open to all female riders joining the Great Vic Bike Ride.

Why? Because at Bicycle Network, we believe that 50% of all people who ride bikes should be women.

Currently, only one in three bike riders are women. At Bicycle Network we continue to work towards having an even balance of male and female riders, and throughout all of our events we integrate packages that encourage and support women to participate.

Ride leaders and ambassadors

You’ll have the opportunity to ride each day with our experienced ride leaders and other women.

Preparation

The opportunity to take part in monthly training rides, skills sessions and three basic mechanics sessions in Melbourne.

On event support

A community of women with a designated camping area, morning meeting points and designated times and points to regroup on the route.

Women's Community Facebook group

Join the Bicycle Network Women’s Community Facebook group to connect with a supportive group of link-minded women.

The group provides an environment where women can empower and inspire each other to get out on a bike and stay happy and healthy. Whether you're looking for some advice, someone to ride with or inspiration for achieving your goals.

Join now

Preparation

Training rides and skills sessions

Whether you want to build your confidence on the bike, improve your overall fitness or meet some friendly faces, we’ve got training rides, workshops and skills sessions to suite all levels, from beginner to advanced.

This is your chance to brush up on your skills, meet some friendly faces, get some kilometres into your legs and most importantly, have fun.

Training rides will be hosted by Alison Raaymakers on a monthly basis starting in August. Sessions will be available for beginner and intermediate riders.

Information and social night

Learn all out the Great Vic and what to expect on event and how to put the best foot forward in regards to your preparation and training. There will be an opportunity to ask any burning questions to the event organisers and our ambassador! 

Where?

Bicycle Network HQ

When?

6:00pm, Wednesday 15 September 2021

Registrations will open 2 weeks before the event.

Mechanics and skills session

Join us for a basic mechanics night as we give you the skills and confidence to change a flat and handle the tools.

Where?

Bicycle Network HQ and Zoom

When?

6:00pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021

Registrations will open 2 weeks before the event.

Pre-event briefing and social night

Leading into Great Vic 2021 we will have a pre-event briefing where we will answer any last minute questions along with your rider packs for the ride. This is a great opportunity to connect with like minded women who will also be riding the event.

Where?

Bicycle Network HQ and Zoom

When?

6:00pm, Wednesday 17 November 2021

Registrations will open 2 weeks before the event.

rider testimonials

What the riders said ...

I really appreciated the support of the women’s community on my first ever Great Vic Bike Ride. I wasn’t confident to sign up for the ride alone, and I couldn’t encourage any friends to get on board with me. So when I saw there was the support of this womens group available I jumped at the opportunity. I went along to a training ride and it was so nice to meet other like-minded riders. I also got some really good cycling tips as I am not a big road cyclist. The event was so much fun and I’d encourage anyone not too sure to join in with this amazing supportive group of girls!
Dana Thomson

I participated in my first Great Vic Bike Ride as a solo entrant, and the Women’s Community made it just a wonderful experience. Aside from loving the event itself, I became part of a community of friendly, active women, who supported each other at every turn both on the road and at the camp site. There was always someone to ride with, eat with, join a queue with, celebrate with, and just have fun with. I came away with new friends, new riding buddies, new knowledge, and feeling so happy to have been part of this community within a community.
Jane Ainsworth

Great Vic early bird entries close this Sunday!

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