National Ride2Work Day – 12th October

This coming Wednesday (12th October 2016) is National Ride2Work Day – an initiative designed to encourage Australians to cycle to work. Ride2Work day is celebrated by over 40,000 enthusiasts – well experienced riders and rookies alike – all across Australia.

There are many benefits associated with riding to work, and on Wednesday morning Bicycle Queensland will be hosting a free breakfast to bring the Brisbane cycling community together to celebrate this great lifestyle.

Join us at the Queensland Law Courts, 415 George St, Brisbane from 7:00am to 8:30am for a delicious breakfast hosted by Bicycle Queensland and Bicycle Network, with thanks to Australian Bananas and The Coffee Club.

Register today at https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/3025/

 

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Cycle of Giving

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Join the journey! This year the Cycle of Giving is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, thousands of cyclists have pedalled to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation, medical research and to celebrate life for those people who have received a second chance. The Cycle of Giving is a unique journey with a spectacular backdrop – from the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains to the Redcliffe Peninsula, across the Hornibrook Bridge and then inland to where it all began a decade ago – Brisbane’s The Prince Charles Hospital. With three different distances to choose from, it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider. Choose to ride 100km from Landsborough, 65km from Caboolture or 25km from Redcliffe with a team or as an individual. By inspiring your friends, workmates and family to sponsor you you’ll be turning your ride into a journey that will last a lifetime for those whose lives will be saved. Join the journey by registering today at www.cycleofgiving.org.au. Early bird registration closes on Tuesday 13 January 2015.


ATTENTION MEMBERS

ATTENTION MEMBERS:

CHANGES TO C2C OPENING HOURS FOR G20 WEEK

GOOD NEWS!!!

The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has personally requested that Cycle2City be open from Monday 10th – Thursday 13th November next week leading up to the G20 event. This means that all Cycle2City members will be able to ride into the centre as per usual. We apologise for any confusion this may cause however it is beyond our control.

Thank you for your co-operation & see you all next week!


Bravehearts Time Trial 2014

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On Sunday 30th November 2014, The Bravehearts Time Trial will take place in Samford Valley where competitors will race 43km’s through the Valley’s picturesque scenery. The Bravehearts Time Trial will include many of the features of a professional time trial, from the ramp start to the motorcycle cameras and timing gates and will cater for both teams and individual riders. This event raises money for Bravehearts which strives to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. Competitors will have to raise a minimum of $1,000 each with the proceeds helping to fund education, counselling and case management services for Australian children and their families affected by sexual assault. There are some great prizes on offer for the highest fundraisers as well as the fastest times!

This is a race for the growing number of serious cyclists who are taking up the sport and want to test themselves against some of the best riders in Australia. The local community and general public are invited to attend and cheer on the riders, and there will be rides and food stalls set up for the kids. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to compete against the best while raising money for Australian kids – visit http://bravehearts.org.au/pages/events-calendar.php?_b=201411&event=130 for more. 
Source: http://bravehearts.org.au/pages/events-calendar.php?_b=201411&event=130 

 


Tour de Tamborine

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The Tour de Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival is back this November, celebrating its 12th year and welcoming participants from all areas. There are a range of different sports, courses and distances on offer throughout the weekend, including:

  • 8.5km Mini Mountain Trail Run
  • 15km Mountain Trail Run
  • 1km Junior Bolt
  • 5km Fun Run/Walk
  • 10km Run/Walk
  • Half Marathon
  • 4km Cycle
  • 14km Cycle
  • 25km Cycle
  • 50km Cycle
  • 100km Cycle 

Whether it’s cycling, running, hitting the trails or taking part in an organised walk, this is a great opportunity to get involved with over 2,000 other participants in a community event that helps to raise money for local beneficiaries. 

In addition to the sporting activities, there are several celebrational and educational activities throughout the mountain community including cycling skills clinics, running sports seminars and movies on the mountain. Tour de Tamborine 2014 is expected to be the biggest ever, so sign up today at http://tourdetamborine.com.au/entry-fees/ 

Source: http://tourdetamborine.com.au/


Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

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Queensland’s biggest and best bike ride is on again this Sunday 19th October! Starting at Brisbane’s South Bank, the course follows a combination of service and suburban roads all the way to the Broadwater Parklands at Southport on the Gold Coast. Celebrating its 10th year, this Bicycle Queensland 100km ride aims to get more people cycling more often and will be actively fighting heart disease – Australia’s number 1 killer – by raising vital funds for the Heart Foundation. 

Online entries have now closed but late entries can still be made in person so get in quick! Head to http://b2gc.bq.org.au/enter/ for more info. Good luck!  

(Source: http://b2gc.bq.org.au/)


Ride2Work Day

 

 

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This Wednesday 15th October is the National Ride2Work Day, a Bicycle Network program that is designed to motivate and support people to ride to work. This day is celebrated by thousands of bike riders at community and workplace breakfasts located all around Queensland and Australia. In Brisbane, Bicycle Queensland will host a community breakfast at the QEII Courts of Law, in the forecourt of 415 George Street. Thanks to the great support from Australian Bananas, Bakers Delight, Brisbane City Council and The Coffee Club, there will be a free breakfast for Ride2Workers from 7:00am until 8:30am. By registering for Ride2Work Day you will take a step towards improving your health through increased physical activity, as well as join a community of over 40,000 riders who are revolutionising commuting in Australia. Register for Ride2Work Day today at https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rtw/ 

Source:  http://www.bq.org.au/ride/ride-to-work/national-ride-to-work-program/ride2work-day-wednesday-15-october/ 


Hello Spring!

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It’s that beautiful time of year again when the skies are blue, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming – the perfect time of year to start fresh and be active! And what better way to do this than by jumping on your bike and enjoying the great outdoors. This season there are many different riding events on offer for people of all ages and all experiences. Some of these events include the Tour de Office, the Redlands Classic Ride, the Ride4MD, the Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge and the Rainbow Ride Cycle Challenge. Each of these events support a different cause and each route offers diverse scenery for you to enjoy along the way. For more details on these events visit http://www.brisbanecyclist.com/events. Go ahead and challenge yourself this Spring – new season, new beginnings!


The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

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It’s that time of year again! This Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August over a thousand riders will take on The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200km challenging ride through Queensland’s scenic countryside. This 2-day cycling adventure begins as all of the riders gather at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus for an inspiring Opening Ceremony where those lost to cancer are remembered and those continuing the fight are honoured. 

After an energising sendoff, riders will ride out of Brisbane with a renewed sense of purpose. Day One culminates with arrival at camp where riders will stay overnight before taking on the next and last 100km back through the inspiring landscape on Day Two. As the riders start to make their way across the finish line a high energy celebration begins, praising each and every rider for completing the epic ride and for the amazing impact that they have made in the quest to conquer cancer.

All of the money raised for The 2014 Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit the QIMR Berghofer, one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. If you would like to donate to this great cause or find out more information about The Ride head to the website at http://br14.conquercancer.org.au/site/PageServer?pagename=br14_homepage 

Good luck to all of the riders who are taking on the challenge this weekend, remember why you are doing it and be proud of the difference you are making to the lives of many. To those whose lives have been affected by cancer, those who have friends and family participating in the ride, or those who simply appreciate its cause – come along and support the riders on their epic journey! The large amount of support that the riders receive is what keeps them going so come and join in on the cheers of encouragement and celebrate the amazing achievement of each rider with them at the finish line 🙂


Pushies Galore 2014

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This year is the 4th annual ‘Pushies Galore’, a celebration of bikes in all of their forms which encompasses a range of bike activities including a bike swap, show ‘n’ shine, trade stalls and more. This event is being held at the Holland Park Bowls Club on Sunday 13th July from 10am until 4pm. The bike swap is your chance to offload or load up, the show ‘n’ shine gives you the opportunity to show off your pride and joy, and the trade stalls will include businesses such as Bicycle Queensland, Craftworx and Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer. On the day there will also be activities for the kids, food and drinks, music, a photography exhibition and a Pushies Galore lounge. Event entry is free for kids and $5 for adults. For more information and a program of the day’s events, visit the website at www.pushiesgalore.com/events/pushies-galore-2014/

Source: http://www.pushiesgalore.com/events/pushies-galore-2014/


Bupa Around The Bay – Early Bird Entries Closing Soon!

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Bupa Around the Bay is Australia’s largest one-day bike ride which takes place in Melbourne, Victoria on Sunday 19 October 2014 and forms part of the Melbourne Cycling Festival running from Friday 7 October – Sunday 19 October 2014 at Alexandra Gardens. There are 5 different ride options available to cyclists, from the family-friendly 20km ride to the iconic 250km loop.

This is the 21st year that The Smith Family has been the official charity partner of Bupa Around the Bay, and it has grown to become their largest national fundraising event (raising over $1 million for disadvantaged Australian Children in 2013). Run by Bicycle Network, all the event entry fees go towards improving road conditions for all riders. That’s why The Smith Family challenges all riders to go the extra step and get sponsored to ride for a child in need. Riders who fundraise will be helping The Smith Family empower thousands of disadvantaged kids to create a better future through education.

Head to their website https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/bupa-around-the-bay/, select your preferred riding distance and secure your place in Australia’s largest one-day bike ride. Early bird prices close Friday 20th June so don’t miss out!

Source: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/bupa-around-the-bay/


MS Brissie to the Bay

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In just over 4 weeks, more than 5,000 riders will be hopping on their bikes to take part in the ride to fight multiple sclerosis. This annual ride has been a part of the Brisbane cycling scene for 23 years now, coming a long way since its humble beginnings when it attracted a modest 80 riders.

MS Brissie to the Bay offers a diverse range of course options, allowing riders from all levels of skill to jump on their bikes and show their support for people living with MS. There are four exciting distances on offer for those who are willing to join the challenge, all of which start and finish in South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park. There is the family friendly 10 km ride around the Brisbane Riverside, the scenic 25 km ride to Balmoral and back, the classic 50 km ride to Wynnum and back, or the challenging 100km course to Wellington Point and back.

This ride is more than just a fun day out on the bike; all of the amazing riders raise money to help change the lives of  the thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. To celebrate how far the ride has come, the aim for this year is to break fundraising records and raise a sensational $1.5 million for people living with MS.

Go for it and sign up today! Ride for a great cause and surround yourself in the fantastic atmosphere on Sunday 22nd June, 2014. Visit http://www.brissietothebay.com.au/ for more information.

Source: http://www.brissietothebay.com.au/ 


Bike Week 2014

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Bike week is the largest cycling festival in Queensland and has been held every year since the early 1990’s. It features over 20 free events, both on and off the bike, and aims to encourage people of all ages, sizes and cycling abilities to take up cycling.

Kicking off this Saturday 26th April, the week will be packed with all sorts of events including Ride to Work Day on Thursday 1st May, and ending with the BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge on Sunday 4th May. Bike Week offers something for everyone, so make sure you have some fun and get involved! For more information visit: http://bikeweek.bq.org.au/ 

 

Source: http://bikeweek.bq.org.au/


The Cycle of Giving

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The Cycle of Giving is an on-road cycle from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane which raises money for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. The ride marks the beginning of Donate Life Week and will be held on Sunday 23rd February, 2014. There are three cycling distances available, allowing for both casual and experienced cyclists to participate. Choose to ride 25km from Redcliffe to Chermside, 65km from Caboolture to Chermside, or the big one – 100km from Landsborough to Chermside. Whatever distance you choose, you will be making a difference to the lives of many people. Sign up today at https://cycleofgiving.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home

(Source/Image: https://cycleofgiving.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home)


PEDAL BRISBANE Press Release

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

PEDAL BRISBANE – A bicycle exhibition encouraging and promoting cycling through art, film, talks, innovations, and initiatives. 

 

Level II, Factory I, Absoe, 51 Mollison Street, West End. 

 

Friday night, 15 November 2013, one night only. 

 

6pm – midnight 

 

When two Brisbane friends met up during the Copenhagen Summer, they returned home with a vision: they wanted to see more people riding bicycles in Brisbane. Mara Quinn and Ciara Denham (Ireland), both specializing in photography, art and graphic design. They are passionate environmentalists and eager cyclists.

 

Following their separate trips to Europe over the 2013 summer they came together to form a non-for-profit event Pedal: A bicycle exhibition encouraging and promoting cycling through photography, film, talks, innovations, and initiatives. Supported by Mountain Goat, Brisbane City Council, Cycle2City, Peppermint Magazine, Treadlie Magazine, Bicycle Queensland, and GEAR shop Brisbane. They want YOU to join them in spreading bicycle culture in Brisbane.

 

The evening begins with a group ride ‘Style Over Speed’ convoy riding from the CBD to the event in West End (where people are encouraged to ride in their best attire, no lycra!), the event then runs until midnight. This unique event combines information, art, and a party atmosphere. Pedal is for all cycling types, celebrating any kind of two-wheel rider: BMX, road racers in lycra, lazy Sunday cyclists, leisure riders, family, city commuters, bicycle couriers etc.

 

As well as photography, which will be the main focus of the event, there will be film screenings and a Go-Pro mash-up of Brisbane cycling footage. Pedal will host short information talks and activities, including riding on the eight-seater bike bus, sprint racing on the stationary ‘roller-races’, and having a go on the ‘crazy-bike’!

 

All photography will be for sale on the night, along with a bar of organic beers and wines, and multiple bicycle food-venders including Street Food Australia and Hellhound Hotdogs.

 

Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to event, people of all levels of cycling are welcome! Pedal is a family friendly event inviting all cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

 

Pedal Brisbane promise an evening of laughs, creativity, and spinning wheels.

 

There is an optional $10 door donation with the chance to win door prizes including two 6-month memberships to Cycle2city (worth over $400 each), merchandise from Gear, 12-month Bicycle Queensland membership (worth $90), 12-month subscription to Peppermint Magazine, and 12-month subscription to Treadlie Magazine.

 

The Pedal Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/pedalbne, the event at

 

www.facebook.com/events/457132931075044/ and website at www.pedalbrisbane.com.au 

 

Mara Quinn 0401 015 617 | Ciara Denham 0412 328 876 

 

pedalbrisbane@gmail.com | pedalbrisbane.com 

 

WHAT Pedal Brisbane – A bicycle exhibition encouraging and promoting cycling through art, film, talks, innovations, and initiatives.

 

EXTRA INFO 

 

An evening of photography, film, activities, games, talks, innovators, and initiatives.

 

WHERE 

 

Level II, Factory I, Absoe, 51 Mollison Street, West End.

 

COST 

 

Optional $10 door donation (door prizes)

 

WHEN 

 

Friday night, 15 November 2013, one night only.

 

Time 

 

6pm – midnight

 

LINKS 

 

www.facebook.com/pedalbne

 

www.facebook.com/events/457132931075044/?fref=ts

 

www.pedalbrisbane.com.au

 

MEDIA CONTACT 

 

For more information, please contact Mara Quinn 0401 015 617 or Ciara Denham

 

0412 328 876. You can email us at pedalbrisbane@gmail.com.

 

Mara Quinn 0401 015 617 | Ciara Denham 0412 328 876 

 

pedalbrisbane@gmail.com | pedalbrisbane.com 

 

 

 


National Ride2Work Day!

 

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That’s right everyone, tomorrow Wednesday 16th October is National Ride2Work Day! This is a year round program that aims to encourage thousands of Australians to start riding to work, demonstrating to people the benefits they will experience, and providing them with mechanisms to overcome any barriers. Current commuters can share ideas and support and encourage new riders.

So why ride to work? There are numerous benefits including the fact that it’s cheap, it’s convenient, weight loss and maintenance can occur, cardiovascular capacity will increase, stress will be reduced, and most importantly it’s fun!

There is also a FREE Ride2Work community breakfast being held in every city nationwide, and for all of you Brissy goers this will be at Melange Cafe on Roma Street Parklands Boulevard from 7:00-8:30am. This breakfast is a fantastic way to be part of something big, support the local community, and give confidence to those who are new to riding to work.

Why not give it a go, jump online and register today at ride2work.com.au.

Image: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/ride2work/93176/


Get Moving This October

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It’s the first day of a new month and what better way to start it than by jumping on your bike and riding to work on this beautiful Tuesday morning. The middle month of Spring brings blue skies, warmer temperatures and happy days, so why not get outside and enjoy it. There are many cycling events to participate in this October, ranging from family-friendly rides to those more physically demanding.

One of these events is the Green Heart Fair family fun ride, a short 4 kilometre ride that is perfect for bringing the family together in a fun and healthy way. This ride is on Sunday 13th October and goes through Carindale, with a free hot brekky provided afterwards.

For all the women out there, “bicygals” is a group of female cyclists who do various cycling activities together. Exercising while socialising and having fun at the same time, “bicygals” welcomes all females to join. So what are you waiting for! Join them on Sunday 13th October at Clayfield to do a Northside loop ride.

The major ride of the month is the upcoming Santos GLNG Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge. This ride will be held on Sunday 20th October and will begin at Southbank where cyclists will then ride 100km down the coast. This event raises funds for the Heart Foundation and tests your strength, both physically and mentally.

And we can’t forget the most important day of the month, National Ride2Work Day! Wednesday 16th October is National Ride2Work Day, where people all around the country are encouraged to jump on their bikes and ride to work. Registration for this event helps campaign for better bike facilities across the country, and inspires others to take the healthy option and start riding. Ride2Work community breakfasts will also be held nation-wide.

If you would like to know more about any upcoming cycling events in Brisbane, visit http://www.brisbanecyclist.com/events or http://www.bq.org.au/ride/events-calendar/ for more information.

 

Source: http://www.brisbanecyclist.com/events

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Ride for Life 2013

 

 

 

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The Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW’s Ride for Life Challenge is approaching again quickly! Now in its fourth consecutive year, a new 80km route is being introduced around Brisbane city and surroundings, which both starts and finishes at Hamilton’s Northshore Riverside Park. Last year more than 800 cyclists raised $27,000 for charity simply by taking part in this ride, with all race proceeds going towards three different charities – Guide Dogs Queensland, The Pyjama Foundation and Nexgen Foundation. 

Riders are encouraged to hop on their bikes this Sunday 10th November to support this year’s challenge, with the chance to once again rub shoulders with cycling great and Ride for Life ambassador, Robbie McEwen.

Cyclists who participate in this event will receive a Ride for Life jersey, a fully supported ride with a full police escort, a rest stop with refreshments, course Cycle Guides, first aid, mechanical support and support vehicles, as well as an exclusive after-party at Byblos Bar and Restaurant.  

Corporate groups, local teams and individuals are all encouraged to register for the non-competitive social event, and spectators are also encouraged to attend. 

So what are you waiting for! Registrations are now open, sign up today to have some fun for a good cause. Visit www.rideforlifechallenge.com.au for more information. 

 


Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge 2013

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Queensland’s biggest bike ride is back! On the 20th October 2013 thousands of riders will pedal for 100km from South Bank in Brisbane to South Port on the Gold Coast. The ride begins along the South East Busway and then follows both service and suburban roads all the way to the coast, with rest stops available along the way.

This event aims to get more people cycling more often and will raise vital funds for the Heart Foundation. Heart Disease is Australia’s number one killer, so all money raised through this event will be used for both research and prevention strategies.

Early bird entries are available now until 1st September so jump online and register today!

For more information visit http://b2gc.bq.org.au/

 

Source: http://b2gc.bq.org.au/

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UPDATE TO FULL BIKE RAMP OPENING

ATTENTION C2C MEMBERS

Please be advised of the following Update to the full bike ramp opening:

  • Due to the weather over the weekend again this past week, the works on the bike ramp have been delayed until closer to the weekend.  Work will continue over the weekend (27/07 and 28/07) when there are no cyclists using the ramp – this will avoid intermittent temporary disruption occurring
  • The ramp will be closed from and including Friday 26th July through to Wednesday 31st July. All cyclists are asked to use the lifts during this period as there must be no traffic of any sort on the ramp to ensure that the full curing and application of anti skid is undertaken without any issue

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may be causing, and thank you all for your patience.

C2C Team.


Le Tour De France – Let the Race Begin!

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The line between insanity and genius is said to be a fine one, and in early 20th century France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was that, on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. After six mammoth stages (Nantes – Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns, their countryside and, since 1910, even their mountains, in the spotlight. Le Tour has always moved with the times. Like France as a whole, it benefited from the introduction of paid holidays from 1936; it has lived through wars, and then savoured the “trente glorieuses” period of economic prosperity while enjoying the heydays of Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil and Poulidor; it has opened itself up to foreign countries with the onset of globalisation, and now finds itself at the forefront of the debate on the malaise afflicting world sport in general. Over a hundred years after its inception, le Tour continues to gain strength from its experience.

Reference: http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/us/history/

Image: http://orangecycleorlando.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/tour-de-france.html


Ride for a cause this Winter!

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There are always a numerous amount of organised charity bike rides being held in Queensland, including the upcoming Brissie to the Bay ride to fight MS and the ride to Conquer Cancer in August.  These rides are a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors while supporting a great cause. An awesome reason to get on those bikes & get riding this winter!

For more info on upcoming rides, visit:

Bicycle Queensland: http://www.bq.org.au/ride/events-calendar/

Brisbane Cyclist: http://www.brisbanecyclist.com/events

(image: http://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/)


Attention all Members; Updates to & CLOSURE of Bike Ramp

To all of our lovely members,

From Monday 3rd June to Friday 28th June there are scheduled works for the cycle centre bike ramp. Between the peak hours of 6:00am – 10:00am Roadtek are providing an alternate path via the vehicular entry ramp with traffic control to guide all traffic. 

However, between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm the ramp will be CLOSED and all members are asked to both enter and exit the centre via the lift. 

We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Nominate your favourite cyclist of 2012

The People’s Choice Cyclist of the Year award is on again and it’s your chance to vote for your favourite Australian cyclist of 2012.

The People’s Choice Cyclist of the Year will be presented at the Jayco 2012 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards in Sydney on Friday 9 November 2012.

Have your say on who should win the award. Whether they ride on the road, the track or the dirt, if they’re an Australian racing cyclist registered with Cycling Australia they’re eligible for the award.

Follow this link to vote- http://www.cycling.org.au/?ID=48108&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2012+People\%27s+Choice+Cyclist+of+the+Year+-+…&utm_source=YMLP&utm_term=online+version