The 2018 Ride Guide is now available.
This is the ultimate guide! Outlining everything you need to know for the week, the event and the logistics.
The Velo Clubhouse will be located Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore and will offer everything you need post ride each day. It will feature full service facilities for you and your bike so you can quickly recover before relaxing and socialising with fellow riders.
Head straight back to the Velo Clubhouse from the Stage Finish Line for the Velo Recovery Hour where you can grab a coffee and sustenance, get a massage (please pre-book) and sit back and relax with mates and other riders to reflect on the day's ride.
Once the legs have recovered, head back to your accommodation to refresh before Velo Happy Hour starts at 2:00pm. Reflect some more over a beverage before the Daily Awards and finish your evening off watching the Tour highlights. The Velo Clubhouse will close at 6:30pm every night so that riders can enjoy the variety of local restaurants.
Check out the full Event Schedule here and the entertainment below.
Download the Velo Clubhouse Map
Live Music at the Clubhouse
Dan Horne is a foot stompin' folk infused blues & roots multi instrumentalist. The singer/songwriter began his music career in 2014 performing on the streets, busking and travelling. His "one-man- band" style is a mesmerising blend of foot drums, harmonica and multiple guitars.
In 2017 he released his debut album 'From the roots'. A folk infused, feel good, surf/roots album, independently recorded at paperbark recording co.
Dan has quickly become a must see act in the live music scene, rigorously touring and playing music festivals across the country, including, Caloundra music festival, Blues on Broadbeach & Agnes Blues and Roots just to name a few .
Dans first single 'This Town' is currently the soundtrack to the sunshine coast, and featured on the 'Come To Life' television ad campaign.
Dan will be playing between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 20 and Sat 21st at the Clubhouse.
OMK Music (Oliver Murphy-Kurth) is a musician originally from Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
He honed his skills around the campfire playing guitar from a young age, and teaching himself the didgeridoo and harmonica later to compliment his sound. His career in music only started at the age of 22, however has grown exponentially since then, playing at a number of venues in North Queensland and the Sunshine Coast, he is now an established musician. OMK delivers a fresh new twist to some of your favourite songs from classics to the now. His genre is primarily folk/surf/blues, applying this style to a wide array of artists from Xavier Rudd, to Michael Jackson, Bill Withers and even Avicii.
His presence is always positive and uplifting, singing with full emotion and being able to get a dance floor stomping!
Oliver is playing from 12:30pm to 3pm on Sunday 22 July at the Clubhouse.
A pre-booked Rider and bike transport service will be available for Stage 2 (Saturday 21 July) due to the distance from the Velo Clubhouse to the start and finish lines.
Bikes will be required to be dropped off at the Velo Clubhouse Friday between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. They will be secured overnight and delivered to the start line at Moffats Beach, Caloundra on ride morning. If purchasing the return service from Woombye to the Clubhouse, bikes will be delivered back to the clubhouse no later then 4pm, we appreciate your patience in this process.
Buses will leave from the Clubhouse in Cotton Tree on Stage 2 morning.
Reminder you will need to check you bike in the day prior in order to board the bus. No bikes will be excepted on Saturday morning.
Clubhouse, Cotton Tree
Departing from: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore (Clubhouse)
Time: 5:15am, be there for 5:00am
Two way rider and bike transport (To start and from finish)
- Seats are limited on bus to ride start – book early
- $28.60 (inc gst) + 8% Active fee
One Way Finish line to Club House only
- Continual shuttle bus service will be offered
- $14.30 (inc gst) + 8% Active fee
If you have already registered already, you can add this to your registration by the following steps:
- Head to www.active.com and log into your active account
- Select 'My Events'
- Locate your 2018 Velothon Sunshine Coast event
- Select 'Purchase Additional Merchandise'
A team of qualified masseuses will be on-site at the Velothon Sunshine Coast.
- Massage will need to be pre-booked
- Cost: $1/minute.
You will be contacted to confirm your time
There will be a mixture of Feed and Hydration Stations on each stage. Feed Stations will be stocked to help you stay fuelled, while the Hydration Stations are a great place to top up your water bottles and keep riding.
We recommend you bring your own supplies to complement what is offered at the Feed Stations.
Check out the course maps for Feed and Hydration Stations locations.
Velo Shake Out Ride
Velo Shake Out Ride
Don your shiny new Velothon Sunshine Coast Jersey and kick off your weekend with a social ride from the Clubhouse to Moolooaba and back. Join the peloton on an 8km police escorted social ride before chilling out in the Clubhouse to catch the daily highlights.
- Social ride as a peloton
- 8km circuit from Velothon Clubhouse in Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore to Mooloolaba and back
- Departs Velothon Clubhouse at 6:00pm Thursday 19 July
- Queensland Police Escort
- Regular road rules apply
- Free entry to all 3 days Velothon riders
- Velothon Rider Jersey compulsory
- Join us in the Clubhouse after the ride to watch daily highlights
- No need to sign up – just be there, ready to go, in your jersey at ride off time
- Mandatory to wear front and rear lights on Bicycle