Melburn Roobaix
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Want something a bit different. An adventure, an opportunity to meet new people, have a good laugh at yourself and if you’re that way inclined, break out one of your crazy outfits and brighten up someone else’s day.

We’re talking last week’s Melburn Roobaix.

Photography - Rosie Price AKA Miss Cadence

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Ten years in, the Melbourne Robaix has grown from a bunch of mates exploring the back laneways to 2,500 riders looking for a different day out. For the uninitiated, the Melbourne Roobaix is not a race, not a competition, but a social ride that takes you away from the regular bike routes of Melbourne.

We were invited along by the ever generous Nick Stillwell - See Nick’s Weekly Rider article here. His invitation to the Roobaix sums up a lot of why this event has grown so significantly, each year people come back and bring a friend… It’s now at the point where it’s reaching capacity and can’t safely get any bigger.

The Melburn Roobaix is so much more than a bike ride, it’s an adventure and an outing where you meet new people and everyone is ready for a good time. It’s not about putting your head down and smashing out the k’s, but about taking in the sights, having a laugh, and if you’re up for it, dressing up as Borat… or a pilot… or a storm trooper… you get the picture.

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We loved taking in Hawthorn, heading through Clifton Hill, Brunswick, Kensington and more. The back streets are great fun and we’ve added a few new sneaky shortcuts to our Melbourne repertoire to help us get from A to B on the bike a bit quicker. 

The crowd was awesome, the excitement at the start, finish and every moment in-between was huge and I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen so many people having a good time. 

Social media was bombarded with pictures of the Melburn Roobaix and there’s still some seriously good outfits and bike’s coming up in my feed.

A week on from the Melbourne Roobaix I’m still loving it. If you missed out this year may sure you’re inline for tickets in 2016! 

Thanks to this 'bunch' for making the day great fun!

Thanks to this 'bunch' for making the day great fun!