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The Oppy Bike Ride

Two men on a tandem bike at The Oppy Bike Ride

A great family-friendly bike ride through Knox - it's fitness, it's fun and it's free!

The Oppy Bike Ride is a tribute to one of Australia’s greatest cyclists, Sir Hubert Opperman, who lived in the City of Knox. During his time, Sir Hubert Opperman won awards in the Tour De France, Olympic Games and held many world records in cycling. As a tribute to Oppy’s contribution to cycling, Knox erected numerous Oppy Statues located around Knox’s bike paths and began the Oppy Bike Ride.

For over 10 years, Knox City Council has been supporting the Oppy Bike Ride to ensure that his name lives on. In 2013, Knox City Council expanded the number of available routes and evolved it into a fun task base ride suitable for all levels of cyclists and their families and friends.

Oppy Event Details

Date: First Sunday in March
Time: 10am - 3pm (Participants can start and finish anytime in between)
Where: The Registration Tent is located at Knox Festival, but participants can start anywhere on their chosen route and move in an anticlockwise direction.
Routes: View all 3 routes on Google Maps


Registrations are currently closed! If you are interested in participating, please contact the Festival and Events at to be added to our database.

Visit our How do I participate in The Oppy? and Terms and Conditions pages for more information.

Prizes and Giveaways

This year, we had some great prizes up for grabs! Thanks to Cyclelink in Bayswater we gave away an Apollo Exceed 20 to the lucky winner who completed the challenges and submitted their passport. We also had prizes on offer for the largest group registrations on each route, including cage hire at Knox Regional Sports Park, Cycling Victoria gift packs and casual passes to Knox Leisureworks YMCA. See our Terms and Conditions.

Checkpoint and Pit Stops

A big thank you to all our Checkpoint and Pit Stop hosts located along the routes in this year's Oppy. These included:

  • Cycling Victoria
  • Knox Leisureworks YMCA
  • Knox Environmental Society
  • Friends of the Blind Creek Billabong
  • Football Federation Victoria - Knox Regional Football Centre
  • Scoresby-Wantirna South Tennis Club
  • Bayswater Junior Football Club

Additional information

Please note some pages will not be available on our website during the period 21 September to 22 October 2016 in accordance with our obligations under Council's Election Period Policy. More information available

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