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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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/
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 tohttp://b2gc.bq.org.au/enter/for more info. Good luck!