Smokin’ Rollers Melbourne 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

Roller Racing makes its way to Melbourne for a night of hot racing, cold beers, great bands and good times.

Roller Racing International proudly presents our latest instalment of Roller Racing mayhem - Smokin' Rollers. Spanning Sydney and Melbourne, we're searching for Australia's fastest legs, and, as always, we plan on bringing the party.

We'll be lighting up The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood with great bands, DJs, hot (smokin' even) roller racing, giveaways and more. For those who want to race - spots will be limited, so get in quick (you can pre-register below), or grab a spot on the night.

Of course, you don't have to race - it's just as much fun to come along, grab a beer and cheer on your favourite racers. Whatever you do, just don't miss it - it's sure to be one of the highlights on your cycling calendar.

You can find out more here or in our FAQs. Or, skip straight to the event photos.

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”

Zig 'Wheels' Zagler (1949 Roller Racing World Champion)

Race Results
Place The Guys Distance Fastest Time
Kyle 500m 23.408
Hannibal 500m 24.248
Thomas 250m 11.123
4 Woody 250m 11.570
5 Rusty 250m 11.294
6 Tony 250m 11.640
7 Luke 250m 11.672
8 Tommy B 250m 11.715
9 Swannie 250m 11.798
10 Jundy 250m 11.980
11 TomChristie 250m 12.023
12 NeverGoFullLegs 250m 12.100
13 Chris 250m 12.105
14 Velocirepetor 250m 12.200
15 Dougs 250m 12.201
16 DJ Panty-Gone 250m 12.269
17 Lance 250m 12.325
18 Joe 250m 12.406
19 I Am Gervaise 250m 12.414
20 Spokes 250m 12.461
21 Baird 250m 12.505
22 Rene 250m 12.577
23 The Grovellor 250m 12.579
24 Michael 250m 12.589
25 Holmes 250m 12.664
26 Alex B 250m 13.122
27 PK 250m 13.168
28 Goooooose 250m 13.63
29 Christian 250m 13.942
30 Lumberjack 250m 14.024
31 D.O. 250m 14.417
32 Benito 250m 14.781
33 Hawk 250m 16.249
Place The Gals Distance Fastest Time
Salizzi 500m 28.126
Sharknado 500m 28.724
Amicable Amy 250m 13.418
4 Tina Sparkles 250m 14.403
5 Yoko 250m 14.934
6 Chibi Chan 250m 15.387

How the racing works

You will be one of the first to experience our new roller racing app, which opens up a world of exciting new racing possibilities.

For this event, though, we will be keeping things old school, with head-to-head roller racing action over 250m (500m for select finals).

Head-to-head racing features a number of 2-person heats (as many as we can squeeze in), culminating in a finals series for the top (fastest) men and women. Finals follow a knockout format, leading to the grande finalé for all the chocolates (i.e. rad prizes).

But it’s not just about the finals – you can just race for the hell of it. Challenge your friends, partners, family members, co-workers, sworn frenemies or even a total stranger to a dual on the rollers – we promise you it’s the most fun you can have on two wheels!

As with all Roller Racing International-sanctioned events, house rules apply. Snarling and taunting are tolerated, so long as there is a whiff of charm and wit, and a loose assumption of sportsmanship. All officials’ decisions are final, unless you buy them a beer. You should also consider wearing a costume, so the talent scouts can easily spot you…

Racing schedule

6:00pmDoors open. Final registrations/qualifying (pending availability), or sneak in some last minute training on the rollers.

7:00pmThe racing starts with open heats. Race to register your fastest time.

7:50pmSweet rock from our house band for the evening, the Beautiful Savages.

8:20pmFinal heats, last chance to qualify for the finals.

9:00pmIntermission with the Beautiful Savages, while we compile results.

9:15pmFinals knockout. The top male & female riders race for a spot in the grande finalé.

10:00pmMale & Female grand finalé, plus presentations.

10:15pmHit the dance-floor, show us your moves.

11:00pmThat’s all folks.

Photos by Esjay.


What the heck is roller racing? – Roller racing is part sport, part carnival on wheels. In a nutshell, you get on a stationary (locked fork) bike and race an opponent to determine a winner. But what it’s really all about is having fun.

Can anyone have a go? – Absolutely! The bikes are super adjustable and can cater for almost anyone (over 18). Whether you’re a seasoned pro – or have never ridden a bike before – you’re guaranteed to have a ball.

Can I race my friends? – Absolutely. When you register nominate the victim, em, friend you want to race. From there, though, your journey through the tournament lies in the hands of fate.

Is there anything I need to bring? – No – just yourself. You can race in whatever you like (we run toe straps – so no cycling shoes required), costumes highly recommended!

The Gasometer Hotel

484 Smith St, Collingwood

Easy access by tram and bike.

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