Category: Meets

FOA Show n Shine 13 write up!

Posted ons 3rd December, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Show n Shine 13 write up!

FOA Show n Shine – Part Two – Saturday November 30th 2013


With what was starting to feel a little like the difficult follow up album, the FOA Show n Shine, once again, proved a popular event for collectors and fixie kids alike at the home of FOA, The Electron Workshop in North Melbourne.


Admittedly, with entries being somewhat lower than 2012, I was a little anxious in the weeks leading up to this year’s show. But, with a solid crew of volunteers on the Friday night before the show, everything started falling into place and I began to relax. The desks were packed away, iMacs stored, Velo Cycles’ generously donated racks were put together, prizes were compiled and allocated, beers were drunk and stallholders Bespoke Chainrings and Curve Cycling arrived to setup for the next day. By Saturday I found myself …

Cup Day Ride (2013)

Posted ons 28th October, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
Cup Day Ride (2013)

Hitting horses is pretty shitty, and being a drunken knobend at 9am is just as bad, so ditch the lot of it and join us for the 5th annual Cup Day Ride. From Lilydale to Warburton and back, it’s 80k’s of relaxed, hard packed gravel.


Meeting at 8am at Fed Square for the 8:27am train from Flinders Street, we’ll be on the FRONT CARRIAGE to Lilydale. If you want to make your own way to Lilydale, WE’LL BE ROLLING OUT AT 10AM SHARP.


It’s a SHIT TON of fun. Seriously, probably my favourite day of the year.


You can check out last year’s ride here and the banter for this year’s shenanigans over here.



FOA Show n Shine 2013 – Saturday Nov 30th

Posted ons 17th September, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Show n Shine 2013 – Saturday Nov 30th

Held once again at the delightful home of FOA, The Electron Workshop, this years installment will involve more fine examples of beautiful bikes to get your mind churning over the endless possibilities for your next build.

This year we even have a LIQUOR LICENCE, so there’ll be BEER BEER BEER (and probably cider and other things).

There’s plenty more to announce as it comes to fruition, but save the date, tell your friends, book your flights and GET BUILDING!!

Categories this year will be:

– Road Bikes (pre Integrated shifting)

– Road Bikes (Integrated shifting and onwards including retro roadies with brifters)

– Track (race ready, not for the street)

– Matchy Match (this will be fun! what matches is up to you! Date/Colour/Team/Kit & bike/components. If you can argue they match, you can enter it)

– Rando/Tourer/Commuter (got racks? carry luggage? mudguards? you’re set).

– Fixie (says it …

FOA Grand Film Night – Sept 28th 2013

Posted ons 17th September, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Grand Film Night – Sept 28th 2013

Wanna watch the AFL Grand Final, but don’t wanna have to cram into your local pub and fight your way to the bar?? Then come to The Electron Workshop and watch it with FOA!!

Get fired up without having to compete at the bar or line up for the toilets, knowing the pie at halftime will be actually hot and crispy, the beers ice cold and the company top shelf (no danger of getting stuck talking to neville at the bar who’s so drunk he’s actually pissed himself and spat half of his beer over you yelling BALLLLLLLLLL at the screen behind you).


Oh, and tell ya mates to come too!!

FOA Tour de Film night was a success!!

Posted ons 23rd July, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Tour de Film night was a success!!

The FOA Tour de Film night on Thursday July 18th was a huge success, with nearly 100 people comfortably wedged into the Electron Workshop.


With people trickling in from just before 7pm it was with great delight that the Beatbox Kitchen rolled up and set about getting the hotplates fired up and the deep fryer pumping out the chips. By 8pm everyone was ready for the film to start and nearly all of the deckchairs were occupied. Screening an old classic meant that many people were half watching/half chatting and the atmosphere was a great mixture of content movie-goers and those there to catch up with mates and watch the bits they know and love.


Whilst this was all going on, resident LEGEND, Blakey was flying around in a borrowed car looking for an antenna booster to try and find our once …

FOA Tour de Film night – July 18 2013

Posted ons 9th July, by Nick in Meets. No Comments
FOA Tour de Film night – July 18 2013



Part III of our ever popular Film Night is set to be pretty massive with the live screening of Stage 18 of the Tour de France afterwards.

Hosted once again by The Electron Workshop and with the fantastic screen from The Valhalla Social Cinema, we’ll be kicking back in warmth and comfort (first in best dressed for the available deckchairs) to watch some cheesy forgotten film goodness. There’ll be NINJAS!

Stage 18 of the Tour de France is set to be crazy with riders having to climb Alpe d’Huez…… TWICE. That’s kinda ridiculous. Oh well, we’ll just have to kick back and watch them do it hey….?!

Come on down from 7pm.

Movie (the one with the ninjas) will screen from 8pm.

Raffle and maybe a quiz will get underway after the film and will be drawn near the end of the stage. Prizes have been …

RYOKOU Kierin documentary

Posted ons 23rd May, by Nick in Blog, Meets. No Comments
RYOKOU Kierin documentary

Hey folks.

The good people at RYOKOU online documentary have teamed up with FOA to help get the word out about the premiere of their awesome looking 5 part series, featuring Australia’s very own Shane Perkins.

Shane Perkins takes us behind the scenes of the historic competitive cycling mystique that is the Japanese Keirin in RYOKOU, a web documentary series that will have its worldwide digital release in 5 short parts, for 5 consecutive days, at 12noon from Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May.

SBS 2 will be showing a special premiere screening THIS SUNDAY from 6.30pm

Online series starts here from Monday May 27th.



This series looks really awesome, and we’re super pleased to be able to help get the word out about one of the world’s best getting amongst it on the Keiren circuit!!

FOA Movie Night – Part Two: The BBQ (May 2013)

Posted ons 6th May, by Nick in Meets. No Comments


Hey hey

It’s time for another movie night after the lolfest that was the first installment.

This time we’re running it in conjunction with the good people at The Electron Workshop and we’re going to have a BBQ for those that are interested!

Tickets are not required but there will be a coupla gold coins for refreshments (NO BYO PLEASE) and said BBQ, as well as a cheeky raffle for a yet to be determined prize.

This will be lowkey, relaxed, but heaps of fun. bad commentary will be welcome as well as the appropriate oooohs and aahhhhhs when required from the sublime directing from whichever film we decide to watch (i may even have multiple options and put it to a vote/trackstand comp!!)

So come on down to The Electron Workshop on Wednesday May 22nd for part two of the FOA Movie Night.



FOA Overnighter – April 27th/28th 2013

Posted ons 9th April, by Nick in Meets. No Comments

Unfortunately, due to poor timing and a lack of numbers, this event was cancelled.

However, Rolly and dead legs ventured out to The Upper Yarra Reservoir Park regardless and had a great time.

For a full write up and some pics, please see here

We will try to run this event again, just with more notice and a slightly revised route

– Rolly


FOA is proud to announce it’s first ever sleepover!!!

Join us for a supported overnight camping trip to the Upper Yarra Reservoir Park on Saturday April 27th.

Just bring all your gear to the roundabout at the rear of Fed Square at 8am (SHARP) on the 27th of April and we’ll take it for you, allowing you to enjoy the cruisy ride to the park. The ride is approximately 65km (sealed) or 85km (unsealed) from Lilydale and there will be a sealed and unsealed …

FOA Film Night

Posted ons 7th March, by Nick in Meets, Melbourne. No Comments
FOA Film Night

Meeting 6.30pm at Fed Square for the Wednesday Night Ride, we’ll then roll over to Long Play for a drink/quick bite to eat, then project the films. We’ll be hoping to show 2 movies on the night (time permitting).

Film 1 will be a doco.

Film 2 will likely be an old classic to get everyone amped for the ride home.

Where – Fed Square – 6.30pm SHARP for a 6.45pm roll out
Long Play – 7.15pm onwards

First film will start at 8pm SHARP

If you miss out on tickets, come down to Long Play anyway and have a few drinks, let the vortex wash over you, then party on with those that are up for it once the films are done.