Every year we are super lucky to have the help of some amazing volunteers who the event couldn’t happen without. If you can’t enter a ride but would like to be involved in this year’s BCCCFF, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what volunteering opportunities are available.
Word is spreading that Inverloch, in Victoria’s beautiful Bass Coast is the place to be on Saturday 10th November for the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and Family Festival.
“Our 2018 registrations are coming in fast, we have more registered in the first month of entries being open, than we did last year.” Said Co-event director Gavin Slavin.
“The event is renowned for its stunning scenery, choice of varied riding routes and for being safe, friendly and not overcrowded. I think also with the 14km family ride, 7km kids loop, fun run and festival fun, there is really something for everyone to enjoy.”
In previous BCCCFF’s we have had a lot of interest from sports clubs who have entered the event as a team. In addition to cycling clubs, we’ve also had netball, football, soccer and many other clubs register and ride with their team. We welcome sports clubs and teams from near and far to participate as a group and offer the choice to wear the official event jersey or your club / team kit while you ride. The choice is yours!
To spice things up between your team/club mates, on the 121km and 85km rides, the Mt Misery Challenge is back in 2018, where all riders will be timed on the 3km climb … the overall fastest individual climber of the 2018 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge (be they solo, or part of a club/team) will be presented with a prize after the event at the main stage.
Have you thought about entering the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge but haven’t signed up yet? Why wait, when we have discounted rates, and a great prize up for grabs for early bird entrants.
Anyone who enters before September 1, 2018 has the chance to a free ride entries and a full BCCCFF riders kit worth over $350.
With rider numbers capped at 1000, places are filling fast, so don’t miss out.
After eight years steering the BCCCFF ship as event director, in 2018 Gavin Slavin will be joined by Jess Bodiam, as they co-direct this year’s event.
An experienced event operations manager, Jess has worked on the BCCCFF since 2014, and brings significant skills in planning and managing events to make them the most successful they can be.
“Having been involved with the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and Family Festival for four years, I’m excited to be stepping up to help with the overall event planning and organisation.” Said Jess.
With extensive event experience ranging from the Australian Grand Prix Corporation in Event and Venue Operations to the Victorian Arts Centre and eight years as Pyramid Rock Festival’s Operations Manager, we welcome Jess in this new role and look forward to an amazing day on Saturday 10th November.
Entries are now open, early bird rates available until 1 September.
Former Australian racing cyclist and current SBS Tour de France commentator Dave McKenzie has been confirmed as Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Family Festival ambassador, for the eighth consecutive year.
As event ambassador McKenzie will cycle one of the stunning routes (121km, 85km, 53km, 40km, 14km family) and will be on hand to welcome home riders and fun run participants.
“The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Family Festival is an extremely important initiative,” said Mckenzie.
“Driven and organized by the local community, it has a really friendly atmosphere and it also has spectacular and challenging routes for a range of riders. I feel very honoured to be involved in such a great event which helps to grow our sport and also educate young drivers in the region, making our roads safer for all of us.” Said McKenzie.
Follow Dave and his #TDF2018 journey via Twitter: @davemacka
Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Family Festival has some of the most spectacular cycling routes in Victoria.
With five cycling routes – 121km, 85km, 53km, 40km, 14km family ride (with 7km kids loop) – the event has fast become a favourite of riders of all ages and abilities.
Challenge yourself on Saturday November 10th in the spectacular Bass Coast … conquer the hills, the coast or both.
“With 14 climbs, the 121km is our showpiece climb for the more experienced cyclist,” said co-event director Gavin Slavin.
“The 53km is a great ride for intermediate riders, with a 130m climb.”
“And the 40km is perfect for recreational riders, predominantly flat with some majestic scenery.”
In 2018, the 14km Family ride to eagles next and back also includes a 7km kids loop for those wanting a shorter ride.
Families and kids can also keep themselves busy during the day with the 5km fun run, our famous BCCCFF bike decoration competition, billy cart, BMX and skateboard competitions, or just take in the music events and street stalls.
Spread the word, book your accommodation and enter a ride now to save with our early bird rates.
For more route details, visit our rides page.
The 2018 event will be held on Saturday 10th November, starting and finishing at Rainbow Park in the stunning beachside town of Inverloch.
We are excited to unveil the 2018 rider jersey* for the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Festival, to be held on Saturday 10 November 2018.
Designed and made by local Victorian sportswear company Body Torque, the 2018 jersey is light and bright and will help our riders stand out on the road as they tackle their choice of challenge.
“We have a stylish jersey for all who enter the 121km, 85km, 53km and 40km rides … taking feedback on board from previous years, the design has distinctive colours that will be seen by all road users,” said Jess Bodiam, co-event director.
“The 2018 Jersey fits within our safe driving and safe cycling goal – RYDA, featured on the back of the Jersey, provides a fantastic road safety education program to our kids and over the eight years of the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Family Festival, we have enabled over 2000 students to go through this program.”
*This year, jerseys will be collected when riders check in for the event on 9th or 10th November. Jerseys are included in the entry fee for the 121km, 85km, 53km and 40km rides. Additional jerseys and merchandise can be purchased through the registration page.
FULL 2018 MERCHANDISE RANGE
- Event wrap November 11, 2018
- Win a new bike + enter our free family ride! November 9, 2018
- Cycling for safety and awareness October 20, 2018
- BCCCFF and Inverloch Park Run join forces October 20, 2018
- Fun runs, billy carts and giant jenga … it’s all here at the 2018 BCCCFF September 29, 2018
- Enter before 9 October to be guaranteed a jersey on event day September 20, 2018
- Access your free training program now September 10, 2018