Artbikes aren't just for Burning Man anymore. Melbourne Cup Day's newest alternative event is shaking things up, with it's first inaugural Artbike Grand Prix. A wildly creative & cruelty free event, following in the famed footsteps of past Melbourne Cup alternatives such as The Eastment Street Billy Cart Derby & Farshans on The Field. Register as individual or as a team & get creative with your trusty bike or just kick back & watch the shenanigans unravel with music, beer & food available all day. Where do we sign up?
"Increasingly, Melbourners have been looking for more fabulous and less feral ways to enjoy the free time afforded to them on Melbourne Cup Day. The Melbourne Artbike Grand Prix is here to fill that void. Custom decorated bikes compete for prizes and glory (mostly glory) in this human powered extravaganza. There will be FREE ENTRY! Music! Beer and food for sale!" Costumes encouraged! Artbike demonstrations! We will also be doing a gold coin donation for Bicycles for Humanity. We tick all the boxes: so put on your most outlandish finery to come celebrate human ingenuity and have a boogie at the Coburg Velodrome on 1 November."