Great Vic Bike Ride

Event info

COVID safe events

At Bicycle Network, we see events as an important opportunity to bring the bike riding community together and share the joy of riding bikes. While 2020 saw dramatic changes to the event landscape, we’re busy planning our upcoming event program with the health and safety of riders, volunteers and spectators at the forefront.

Across all of our events, the below key operations will be in place to keep you safe and our events running smoothly. We ask everyone to familiarise themselves with these guidelines and keep up to date with information provided by relevant governments regarding COVID-19 regulations.

Our team want to make your riding experience as enjoyable as possible, so please follow their instructions as we tackle these challenges together.

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Social distancing

Please remember to stand and ride at least 1.5 metres apart at all times. To avoid congestion, start line procedures will be spread out and in waves.

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Hand sanitiser

All our events will have hand sanitising stations across the course and conduct regular cleaning of all surfaces.

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Follow the signs

Event sites are designed to prioritise safety and keep everyone moving in the right direction. Please look out for directional signs and follow our team’s instructions.

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Support staff

Our support crews will always have your back, but some things may look a little different or take a little longer than you’re used to. Thank you for your patience.


All riders over the age of 12-years-old will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this event.

On route

All rest and lunch areas will have a new layout to assist with flow and social distancing, but we’ll still have all the essentials readily available.

Joining our COVID safe events

We love that we are able to hold events in 2021 and celebrate everything that is great about riding a bike. While you're riding with us, we'd like you to help reduce the risks of coronavirus by maintaining physical distancing, good hygiene and following COVID safe instructions.

Our rider promise

Along with these key changes to our events, we've created a COVID-19 refund policy so you can sign up with confidence.

Great Vic COVIDSafe changes

We are so excited for the Great Vic to return in 2022! But like many things, it may look a little different to ensure COVID-safety guidelines are met. Similar to what you will see in your community as we all work toward a new normal, some changes you can expect include:

Food and dining

We’re redesigning the food service and dining layout to improve flow, align with the relevant guidelines for outdoor dining spaces and ensure you’ve got plenty of space to enjoy your meal.

Camping areas

Camping areas will be zoned – general, quiet, sleep easy and schools, with luggage trucks assigned to each zone. So we can plan the layout, you’ll be asked to nominate your preferred zone when you register.

Cleaning services

We’re increasing the cleaning services across the event to ensure that toilets, showers and other high-touch areas are clean and hygienic for all riders.


All of our transport will operate in line with the guidelines set by PTV for shared transport. This may include a requirement to wear a mask.

Our COVIDSafe Plan is designed to strictly adhere to the Victorian Government’s Public Events Framework, and a detailed version of the approved plan will be provided closer to the event date. Any decisions related to our events are made in conjunction with relevant industry experts and authorities. It’s this joint decision-making that has served us well for over 36 years for our on-road treatments, site management, and now, Covid-safe operations.


Here are the answers to your most common questions.

If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us via our website or call on 1800 639 634

What type of bike can I ride?

The Great Vic Bike Ride travels on sealed roads and is best suited to a hybrid or road bike. However, we love all bikes, and you are encouraged to use the type of bike that you are most comfortable and familiar with.

Ebikes are welcome on the Great Vic Bike Ride, subject to our policy.

What's provided at each campsite?

There’s really no campsite like a Great Vic campsite – it’s a pop-up town with everything you need, including:

  • Breakfast and dinner
  • A medical clinic
  • Daily live music and other entertainment
  • ‘Main Street’, a strip full of shops, food and coffee trucks, community groups and tourist information
  • Two licensed bars
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Security
  • Mobile phone and ebike charging station
  • The Hub information centre
  • Dishwashing and clothes washing stations
  • Free water refill stations
  • Luggage trucks to move your gear each day
  • Showers and toilets
How do I move my luggage from site to site each day?

We provide a luggage transfer service, which is included in your ticket. Each day, you’ll be required to take your luggage to our luggage trucks, so it can be transported to the next site. Take note of your luggage truck number so you can find your luggage at the next site.

Each Great Vic rider is allocated 20kg of luggage. This must be spread across 2 bags of approximately 10kg each. For the safety of all Great Vic team and attendees, baggage weight checks will be conducted on arrival to the event, and penalties will apply for overweight bags.

Can I charge my phone at the campsite?

Yes, phone and device charging will be available at each campsite. We ask that you pre-book your unlimited charging now and ensure you stay connected. Learn more about Phone charging on event.

When will I receive my registration pack?

You’ll receive your registration pack when you arrive at the campsite on the first day of the ride. There will be no riding on arrival day, so arrive at any time and check in with the team at registration. 

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Life on event

Haven’t had the chance to experience the Great Vic?

From moving 3,000 people to a new campsite each day to the on-route support, rest stops, WARBYs and community vibes, the Great Vic is so much more than just a bike ride.

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Treat yourself

Ride extras

Camping upgrades
Camping upgrades

From general camping to our luxury package, there are plenty of options available.

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Stay connected on the ride with ebike and phone charging facilities provided.

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Transport for you, your bike and your luggage from a range of metro and regional centres.

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Get your gear sorted with our full event merchandise range by HUB Cycling.

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Daily newspaper

The Good Oil

The Good Oil is the Great Vic’s daily newspaper, written and published at the campsite. It includes updates about the ride, stories from participants and news from the outside world.

You’ll receive a copy of the Good Oil at the campsite each evening, and now view each edition online!

Check out our archived articles from the Little Vic 2022 and the Great Vic 2019 for a taste.

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Great Vic 2022 early bird tickets are on sale! Book by Sunday 7 August to save.

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