Bendigo cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to don their lycra for Make-A-Wish Australia's five day charity ride for Bays' Wish.
The inaugural Bays' Wish event took place in March last year, with 24 riders signing up to join Roger Fuller to cycle 1200 kilometres in memory of his son Bays.
At the age of three, Bays was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome.
He tragically passed away in 2012 aged just eight.
During the early stages of his illness, Bays' family were told he would not be able to do many things, including ride a bike.
Taking on a three-wheeler bike at first, then straight onto two wheels, Bays proved the doctors wrong and his love for cycling was born.
Bays' parents Roger and Andrea were in the early stages of applying to Make-A-Wish to grant Bays' wish when he passed away.
With his passion for bikes, Mr Fuller knew it'd be focused on bike riding.
"One of the most precious parts of our life was gone.
"I still wanted to find a way to grant his wish, even though we didn't have him anymore," Mr Fuller said.
"I said let's fulfil his wish to ride and do it on his behalf."
Last year's Bay's Wish team smashed their original fundraising target of $10,000, raising more than $61,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia in 2019.
This year, the five-day event will take place from March 17 to 21, starting in Albury and stopping at Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat and Queenscliff, before crossing the finish line 700 kilometres later in Melbourne's Federation Square.
"Time doesn't heal the pain (of losing a child), but you have to deal with it the best way you can - that's what we're doing with the annual Bays' Wish event," Mr Fuller said.
Make-A-Wish chief executive officer Sally Bateman is delighted the foundation can continue to support Roger and his family by facilitating the organisation of Bays' Wish this year.
"We'd like to encourage cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities to come together in memory of Bays, as we bring his wish to ride to life again in 2020," Ms Bateman said.
Funds raised from the 2020 event will help Make-A-Wish grant even more wishes for kids like Bays, who have life threatening illnesses.
There are 50 rider places available, with a standard entry costing $1100.
To learn more about how to get involved, visit makeawish.org.au/support/events/bays-wish