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 don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”
Zig 'Wheels' Zagler (1949 Roller Racing World Champion)
|Place||The Guys||Distance||Fastest Time|
|19||I Am Gervaise||250m||12.414|
|Place||The Gals||Distance||Fastest Time|
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…
|6:00pm||Doors open. Final registrations/qualifying (pending availability), or sneak in some last minute training on the rollers.|
|7:00pm||The racing starts with open heats. Race to register your fastest time.|
|7:50pm||Sweet rock from our house band for the evening, the Beautiful Savages.|
|8:20pm||Final heats, last chance to qualify for the finals.|
|9:00pm||Intermission with the Beautiful Savages, while we compile results.|
|9:15pm||Finals knockout. The top male & female riders race for a spot in the grande finalé.|
|10:00pm||Male & Female grand finalé, plus presentations.|
|10:15pm||Hit the dance-floor, show us your moves.|
|11:00pm||That’s all folks.|
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.