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Volunteer or ride at the Great Vic Bike Ride 2023

Since 1984, the Great Vic Bike Ride has been Victoria’s favourite annual regional cycling event, offering more than just a mere race. It’s a rolling bike festival, a rite of passage and a fantastic escape from the daily grind.

This year, from 25 November to 3 December, the Great Vic returns with its promise of camaraderie, picturesque Victorian landscapes and an unforgettable experience for both riders and volunteers alike.

Volunteering – have an adventure with a purpose

Are you looking for an extraordinary experience while helping others?

The Great Vic 2023 offers the unique opportunity to join as a volunteer and be part of this fantastic nine-day journey from Orbost to Wonthaggi, experiencing the best of Gippsland. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or simply love the idea of travelling through breathtaking regions, this volunteering experience is bound to be fulfilling.

As a volunteer, you’ll be taken care of with free transport, meals and accommodation throughout the event. Each day, you’ll travel to a new town, set up camp and support up to 3,000 riders as they take on the route. The Great Vic route is carefully designed to showcase some of the most beautiful parts of Victoria, allowing you to witness the splendour of tranquil and inviting regional towns.

There are numerous ways to lend a hand on the Great Vic, from assisting at the campsite to providing logistical support along the route. Embrace a fun role that suits your interests and skills, and join the volunteer community for nine days of camping, camaraderie and making a difference.

Head to the Great Vic Volunteer page to see job descriptions or use this handy flow chart to help you decide on your volunteering adventure.

Riding – rediscover the joy of cycling

For the first time in over 25 years, the Great Vic returns to Orbost as the starting point for the thrilling adventure of 2023. The route takes you alongside the mesmerising Snowy River and through Gippsland’s breathtaking regions, where you’ll be enchanted by the sea air as you ride toward Wonthaggi.

Every day presents a new riding goal, giving you the freedom to take on the challenges at your own pace. After a day of cycling, you’ll roll into the heart of each town and set up camp, where you can revel in an afternoon and evening of entertainment, activities, and the warm hospitality that only regional towns can offer.

There are various options including three, five, and nine-day packages starting from just $138 per day. Indulge in a week of unforgettable experiences and immerse yourself in another world. E-bikes are also welcome, ensuring that everyone can participate and enjoy the ride.

Head to the Great Vic Registration page to book or to find out more.

The Great Vic Bike Ride 2023 is not just an event; it’s an experience that fosters lasting memories, new friendships and a sense of purpose. Whether you choose to volunteer and become an essential part of the event’s success or ride through the picturesque landscapes, this nine-day journey promises to be a beauty.

Mark your calendars for 25 November – 3 December and get ready for a week filled with fun, excitement and the joy of cycling. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Great Vic family!