Fun runs, billy carts and giant jenga … it’s all here at the 2018 BCCCFF

In 2018 the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and Family Festival again will offer a host of activities in and around the Inverloch town centre and Rainbow Park area, which all the family can enjoy.

The festival activities in 2018 are set to include fun runs, billy cart races, giant games (think Jenga, connect 4), BMX and skateboarding events, face painting, pimp my bike competition, food trucks, music and street stalls.

With lots on offer for all the family, this is an event not to be missed.

On offer will be a raft of activities including:

  • Pimp my bike competition for kids  (from 9-midday)
  • Fun run
  • Giant games: Checkers, Dominos, Jenga, Yahtazz, Connect Four
  • Skate board competition
  • BMX competition
  • Billy cart competition
  • Food trucks
  • Stalls including face painting
  • Rotary stage with entertainment
  • Sausage sizzle / drinks

All proceeds raised from the cycling event fund in-school courses on road safety while funds raised through the festival enable the Inverloch Lions club to continue to make community grants.


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Enter before 9 October to be guaranteed a jersey on event day

If you want to look the part on event day wearing our ace cycling jersey, you must enter before 9 October 2018. Entries after this date (including entries on the day) will receive their jersey after the event (postage will be added to your entry fee). So, to guarantee a jersey will be available for you at event check-in*, enter before 9 October … what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW.

*Event check-in is located at the Inverloch Community Hub: Friday 9 November (4pm -9pm) and Saturday 10 November (5:30am-8am).



Access your free training program now

Have you entered the 2018 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and Family Festival yet? If not, do it now, then check out our new initiative for 2018, the Body Torque and BCCCFF training programs.

Begin your free training program now and get yourself ready for the 40km, 53km, 85km or 121km rides on Saturday 10th November, 2018.

The Intermediate Training Program will enable you to ride up to 180kms comfortably

The Beginners Training Program will enable you to ride up to 60kms comfortably

Click the links above to sign up for the training program. You will then receive a weekly email with a link to that week’s training plan.

Good luck and we can’t wait to see you on the 10th November, with your mindset, confidence, endurance and strength in top shape for the ride of your life!

60+ riders prize from Gippsland the Lifestyle Magazine

The BCCCFF routes are a popular choice for riders over 60 years of age and for the second year running, Gippsland The Lifestyle magazine has generously donated a fantastic prize for one male and one female rider in this age category.

Gippsland The Lifestyle magazine is a regionally based, seasonally produced magazine which tells engaging stories of local people, places, events, businesses and services. Publisher of the magazine, Doug Pell will be on hand at the post event presentation to award the $250 prize to one randomly selected male and female rider.

“Doug and Gippsland the Lifestyle magazine have supported the BCCCFF since its inception and we are extremely grateful for the generosity and coverage given to this event. Last year this prize encouraged many over 60s to enter and we are sure it will again this year.” Said co-event Director Gavin Slavin.

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Call for volunteers

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 to see what volunteering opportunities are available. 

Off to a flying start

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.”

Don’t miss out, enter now via the registration page here, or to find out more about the rides, check out the rides page on our website.

Calling all clubs and teams (not just cyclists!)

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.

Go on, take on your team/club mates! Go straight to the registration page here, or to find out more about the rides, check out the rides page on our website.

Be an early bird and save some cash!

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.

Go straight to the registration page here, or to find out more about the rides, check out the rides page on our website.