The Great Vic Bike Ride 2020, which planned to visit the Grampians, has been cancelled due to current coronavirus restrictions in Victoria.
It was scheduled to spend nights at Rainbow, Brim, Horsham, Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Pomonal and Great Western from 28 November to 6 December.
It will be the first year that the ride will not be held since it began in 1985.
Bicycle Network general manager of events Rebecca Lane said that while it was a tough decision to make, it was the right decision.
"While it may not come as a surprise, we appreciate that this news will still be disappointing for many, from our riders, to our volunteers, contractors, host towns and partners, but we know it's the right call," Ms Lane said.
"Over 36 years, there isn't much that the Great Vic hasn't been through, which is why we know that we will get through this."
While celebrations will not be held in 2020, plans are already being made for the Great Vic to return in 2021 and visit the route planned for this year.
"We promise we'll be back in November 2021 to ride from the Art Silos to the Grampians in Western Victoria for one of our most unique and visually stunning rides yet," Ms Lane said.
"Our thoughts will be with everyone who had this year's Great Vic in their calendar. If we do the right thing to stop the spread of coronavirus we will be back next year."
The Great Vic delivers more than $800,000 to local communities and was expected to attract up to 3,000 participants in 2020.
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