Melburn Roobaix

The Hell of the Northcote

Since 2006, FYXO has embraced the spirit of the grueling Paris-Roobaix race and created a cult event in the process. Melburn Roobaix is a ride, not a race, encouraging fun on bikes to bring out the ‘inner kid’ in everyone.  A truly unique event attracting every branche of the cycling religion.

All event participants get a rider pack with an assortment of goods to complete the ride, along with many a keepsake.

In 10 years, Melburn Roobaix has grown from a modest 100 in 2006 to a huge grupetto of 2000+ in recent years.  The cult classic draws fanatics from around Australia and the globe, descending on Melbourne for a weekend of bike.

Last year saw the end of our string of magical weather Sundays, and was epicly wet – as hoped for by many.  From the leafy east, riders assembled for the bumpy pilgrimage to Brunswick with two options – via Far Kew, or through the tangle of Yarra Boulevard and its tacks.  The sun came out for the finale to award this years win their trophy – and airfare to Paris to see the ‘other’ Roubaix.

 

If you’d like to ride the 2015 Melburn Roobaix, details on how to register can be found here.

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