Great Vic Bike Ride

Tips and training

From the first pedal stroke of your training to crossing the finish line on the final day, our tips and training guide has everything you need to prepare for the Great Vic Bike Ride.

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Packing for the Great Vic

Forgetting to pack something is never a great way to start a holiday. Here’s our basic guide to packing your bags and bike for the Great Vic.

Great Vic great swimming spots

It’s going to be hot, so it makes sense to seek out some of the best swimming spots on our journey from Robe to Torquay.

Great pubs on the Great Vic

Lucky us! This year’s Great Vic route hits up some of Victoria’s (and South Ausrtalia’s) best country pubs.

2019 town highlights

Here’s your inside guide to the towns we’re visiting on the the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride. Check back fortnightly for the latest highlights!

Group riding basics

Learn the ins and outs of riding in a bunch to help you make the most of your next group ride.

Puncture repair

Here’s our survival guide for one of life’s deflating scenarios – the bike puncture.

Bicycle commuting 101

Riding a bike to work is not only a cheap commute, it will also help you build a strong fitness base for your next event.

Training rides

Warby training rides

Our training rides are open to everyone and are a great way to get into the spirit of the ride. Not only will you build your fitness, practice riding in a bunch and stay motivated through the cooler months, you’ll also get a feel for the Great Vic camaraderie.

Join the Bicycle Network strava club to be the first to hear when new ride dates are released.

WARBY team at the Great Vic Bike Ride

Upcoming rides

19 October | Southern Cross Station to Moonee Ponds Loop - 60km
Start time

9:30am rollout (please arrive 10 minutes early)

Ride leader

Tom Lester 

Meet up spot

Southern Cross Station
Ground level Spencer St concourse. Near the clock just inside the Spencer St / Collins St exit of Southern Cross Station. 

Route

This ride will be a 60km loop out to Moonee Ponds Creek path, returning via the Western Ring road and Merri Creek paths.

Pace

Approx 15-20km/h (No Drop)

Notes

This ride will be a 60km loop out to Moonee Ponds Creek path. Meet on the ground level of the Spencer St concourse of Southern Cross Station.     

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are ready for the pre-ride briefing and departure. Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats.

All people participating in or thinking of participating in the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride are welcome to join.

Register now
27 October | Fed Square to Wattle Park Loop - 60km
Start time

9:30am rollout (please arrive 10 minutes early)

Ride leader

Brenton Harty 

Meet up spot

Federation Square
On the concourse just North of the Timeout Cafe

Route

This ride will be a 60km loop leaving from Fed Square out to Wattle Park (return). 

Pace

Approx 15-20km/h (No Drop)

Notes

This ride will be a 60km loop leaving from Fed Square out to Wattle Park (return).

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are ready for the pre-ride briefing and departure. Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats.

All people participating in or thinking of participating in the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride are welcome to join.

Register now
10 November | Southern Cross Station to Moonee Ponds Loop - 60km
Start time

9:30am rollout (please arrive 10 minutes early)

Ride leader

Ron Chambers 

Meet up spot

Southern Cross Station
Ground level Spencer St concourse. Near the clock just inside the Spencer St / Collins St exit of Southern Cross Station. 

Route

This ride will be a 60km loop out to Moonee Ponds Creek path, returning via the Western Ring road and Merri Creek paths.

Pace

Approx 15-20km/h (No Drop)

Notes

This ride will be a 60km loop out to Moonee Ponds Creek path. Meet on the ground level of the Spencer St concourse of Southern Cross Station.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are ready for the pre-ride briefing and departure. Riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other riders and vehicles. Please bring your own spares/tools for fixing flats.

All people participating in or thinking of participating in the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride are welcome to join.

Register now
Are you covered when you ride?

Our social rides are open to anyone in the bike riding community. We encourage any new riders to join as a Bicycle Network member to ensure they are covered with bike riding insurance while also helping us improve bike riding conditions for everyone.

Join the club

Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.

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Preparing for the campsite

What to pack?

Forgetting to pack something is never a great way to start a holiday. Here’s our basic guide to packing for the Great Vic. Add to it as your need:

  • Tent, bed roll or mattress and sleeping bag
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toiletries
  • Thongs
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof gear
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Suitable cycling clothes (be prepared for all weather!)
  • Plate, bowl, mug, cutlery and tea towel
  • Torch or head lamp
  • Laundry supplies
  • Ear plugs
General camping at the Great Vic

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