Great Vic Bike Ride

Life on event

Campsite facilities

The hub

Your one-stop info centre located at the campsite. Our team can tell you what’s happening in town or at the campsite. Essential services such as lost property are also found here.

The big tent

The big tent is the heart of any Great Vic campsite and a great meeting point. It’s where you’ll dine each morning and night and is also home to the main bar and entertainment stage.

Tea & coffee

Our free tea, coffee and milo station is the perfect antidote to a chilly morning or evening on the Great Vic. Head to the station to grab a cuppa and have a chat.

Food and drinks

Feeling peckish? Visit the food trucks on main street and grab yourself a barista made coffee, snack, cold drink, ice-cream or even some popcorn. Dinner is provided in the big tent each night.

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Toilets

Multiple toilet trucks and cubicles are located around camp sites.

Showers

Showers are located in the general camping area. They’re open from 12:00pm to 8.30pm on ride days and from 7:00am to 8.30pm on rest days.

Phone charging

ChargeSpot will be on site every day to keep you charged up. Learn more

Ebike charging

ChargeSpot can help keep your ebike full of juice as well. Please make sure you read our ebike policy before riding.
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Mechanical support

If you find yourself in need of a quick repair, tune up or some additional gear, our campsite mechanics will be able to help.

First aid

The medical clinic is open each afternoon and morning with doctors, nurses and first aid support available. For 24/7 help you can also call event assistance, but if it is an emergency please call 000 first.

Dish washing

Dishwashing stations are provided for everyone. Please make sure you wash your plates and cutlery after every meal and use the sani-spray provided. Please bring your own reusable plates and cutlery.

Clothes washing

Our clothes hand washing stations operate from 2:00pm to 5:00pm daily.

Water stations

There are free water stations located around the campsite. They can be used 24/7 and will be marked with flags and on campsite maps in the ride guide.

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Luggage trucks

On ride mornings, pack your luggage into one of our luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite. Don’t forget to take note of your luggage truck number to help find your gear at the other end.

Bars

The main bar is located in the Cafe de Canvas and is a great spot to enjoy a beverage. Spokes Bar is located at the heart of Main St and is the perfect place to relax after a long day in the saddle.

On route support

The Great Vic Bike Ride is a fully supported ride to make getting from A to B as easy and enjoyable as possible. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see out on the route throughout the ride.

SAG wagons 

Sick, injured or can’t continue riding? SAG (support and gear) wagons will ensure you get to the next campsite.

Rest and lunch areas 

Stops along the way to have a breather, go to the toilet, top your drink bottle up or have lunch and snacks before carrying on.

First aid 

We have first aid at rest areas, campsites and out on the road to help you get from A to B.

Marshals 

Keep an eye open for our marshals on the road – they are there to point you in the right direction and love a wave or ring of your bell.

WARBYs (we are right behind you)

They’ll help you out on the road with mechanical issues or when you need motivational support.

Changed traffic conditions 

We work with state police and roads authorities to manage traffic conditions while the ride is on. This includes closing roads to other traffic and changing speed limits where appropriate.

Signage 

We don’t want you getting lost, so we have signage to point you in the right direction.

Bike mechanics 

Bike mechanics will be available in case you have an unfortunate mechanical breakdown.

Going green

The Great Vic has long led the charge in sustainable event experience, and we’ve always been proud of the efforts of the event community in reducing our
environmental footprint.

From our requirement for reusable plates, cutlery and cups on site, to the removal of 20,000 single-use plastic pieces from our dessert packaging in 2018, each year we review our operations to make sure we’re playing our part in the war on waste. 2019 is no exception, and we’re pleased to share we have three core changes to our operations this year.

1. Food waste composting

Last year, we trialled food waste composting at two sites, and thanks to you, it was a great success! So this year we’re rolling it out across the event and as a result, we expect to divert an additional 12 tonnes of waste from landfill.

2. Lunch packaging

Always tricky due to food safety requirements, this is one we’ve been working on for a few years. In 2019, we’ve removed the plastic from our lunch packs and replaced it with eco- friendly options – that’s another 25,000 single-use units banished!

3. Bulk & package free goods

At breakfast service, you’ll notice a few things look a little different. We’ve moved away from single-serve yoghurts to bulk tubs, and eliminated most of the packaging on our take-away snacks.

Recycling

Sadly, due to the current recycling environment in Victoria, this year we won’t have full recycling services on site so you won’t see the yellow-lidded bins. However, we’ll still be recycling our bulk cardboard (from bike transport and the kitchen) as well the cans from the bar, and expect our other initiatives to have a far greater impact on reducing the waste we send to landfill.

How you can help

  • Using reusable plates, cutlery, keep cups and straws for your meals or when purchasing from food vendors (and using our wash stations to keep them clean)
  • Bringing a small container to carry your morning snack (muffins, etc.)
  • Reducing food waste by taking only what you need
  • Separating your food waste from your general waste and into the appropriate bins

Our 2020 Great Vic route has been revealed!

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