Get Active On ‘Active Commute Day’ – 25th March 2021

If you’re an avid active commuter, or are interested in becoming one, then you won’t want to miss out on Bike With Brisbane – Active Commute Day.

On March 25th, Queensland’s biggest celebration of active travel is kicking off in King George Square, 87C Roma Street from 6:30am to 8:30am. There will be free coffee, entertainment, exhibition stalls, and prizes on offer for a jam packed morning. 

New To Riding?

If you are a regular commuter and know your way to the city on a bike, feel free to ride on in.

However, for those that aren’t used to biking to start their day, or just want some company on their ride to the city, there are free Guided Active Commutes… 

These organised rides will lead you right to the event in the heart of the CBD. What a great way to give riding to work a go!

Keep an eye on the Bicycle Queensland website for more information on this initiative as it becomes available. 

What’s On Offer

It is shaping up to be a morning you won’t want to miss, with a ton of highlights for the event. These include:

  • Free Guided Active Commutes 
  • Cycle Advocacy and Education Activation
  • Harmony Ride and Launch of the ‘Commuter Harmony Alliance
  • Exhibition stalls from Cycle Law, Brisbane City Council & more
  • Free Coffee & Snacks and Active Commuter Information Hub
  • Entertainment, Prizes and Competitions

With so many great activities on offer, make sure you mark Active Commute Day in your calendar. 

Off To Work Afterwards?

If you’re planning on attending this fantastic event, you’ll need somewhere to refresh in time for work.

Zoom on over to cycle2city, just minutes away from the festivities. We have all of the facilities that you will possibly need after a big morning of celebration; showers, lockers and, most importantly, somewhere to securely store your bike.

Get in touch or GRAB A FREE 7 DAY TRIAL today! 


3 Must Do Activities For Two This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

If you have a special somebody in your life, this is a great opportunity to show them how much they mean to you… and there is no better way to do this than to plan something that both of you can enjoy together.

Dinner and a movie is always a classic, but if you want to make your day a memorable one, here are three things to enjoy together:

Take A Dance Lesson

Whether you are a master of groove or have two left feet, attending a dance class will be a ball either way.

Brisbane has a wide variety of Dance Classes on offer and you’ll be spoilt for choice on styles. You can be whisked across the floor with ballroom dancing or feel the rhythm with Latin Dance… and have some new moves to bust out next time you’re on the dance floor. 

Attend A Cooking Class

Why not test each other’s capabilities in the kitchen with a cooking lesson!

Instead of choosing a restaurant, you can decide what meal you want to attempt and have the pleasure of making it with your loved one. 

You’ll work away with a delicious meal and a new recipe under your belt!

Hire A Tandem Bike

If you’re looking to get outside and enjoy the weather, a bike ride is a great way to get around.

Given the occasion, consider amping up the fun and hiring a tandem bike. You’ll feel more connected than ever when you’re both trying to steer the same vehicle!

Wondering where to ride? Check out our wrap up of Bike Rides In Brisbane to find the ideal route for you and your partner.

And if you ride in Brisbane often, cycle2city has a range of impressive facilities at your disposal, including safe tandem bike parking. Have a chat to our team today or GRAB A FREE 7 DAY TRIAL.


Bike with Brisbane – Active Commute Day

Bicycle Queensland’s Active Commute Day is taking place on Wednesday 18th March, and is rapidly approaching! Want to learn more about Queensland’s biggest celebration of active travel? Keep reading!

Bike with Brisbane – Active Commute Day is a free community event, and is suited for all current activity levels, and you are encouraged to sign up whether you’re already a member of the active commute community or if you’re curious about learning more!

By signing up for free you’ll also be able to join their free breakfast at QEII Courts of Law Forecourt, 415 George St, Brisbane. Beyond Bicycle Queensland’s free breakfast, you can also come through and enjoy free entertainment, exhibition stalls, competitions and prizes.

There will also be free guided active commutes on the day, which can be handy if you’re new to commuting with a bike, walking or jogging, or would simply like to join for the social aspect! Guided active commutes can take place on a bike, e-bike, handcycle, tandem, city cycle or as a walker or runner.

These guided commutes will take place from Toowong, Howard Smith Wharves, Dutton Park, Albion and Greenslopes. You can find more information on Bicycle Queensland’s website, including where and when to meet up.

Other highlights of the Active Commute Day include:

  • Cycle Advocacy and Education Activation
  • Active Commuter Social Media Activation
  • Entertainment, prizes and competitions
  • Harmony Ride and Launch of the Commuter Harmony Alliance

The event takes place on the Queensland Law Courts Plaza on Wednesday the 18th of March. Free breakfast and celebrations take place between 6:30 am and 8:30 am on the day, with guided commutes taking place at various times during the morning.

Visit the organisers’ website for more information or to sign up for a free breakfast in the city! We hope to see you there in two weeks!


MS Brissie to the Bay 2020: support and cycle!

The MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride is a tentpole community event in Brisbane’s bicycling calendar. In fact, the ride is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020!

While Brissie to the Bay is known for the friendly atmosphere, this ride is more than just a fun day out on the bike; riders raise money to help change the lives of the thousands of Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

This year’s ride will take place on the 14th of June, and will start in Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. The MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride is made up of 5 rides of varying distance to cater for different riding groups and rider abilities!

Riders can choose between the family friendly 10 km ride, the scenic 25 km ride, the classic 50 km ride, the challenging 100 km ride and – just for the anniversary year – a brand new 130 km ride out to the Bayside region.

All of the route options ride through the streets of South Brisbane, heading out towards Wynnum on the Moreton Bay coastline. Along the way you will have a police escort and road marshalling for the safety of the riders.

Funds raised from this event go to a very worthy cause, and will be used by MS Queensland to provide care and support for those who suffer MS.

Brisbane weather in June is usually very mild and stable, making it perfect for a beautiful bike ride with friends or family. You can expect temperatures ranging from 5 to 10 degrees in the morning to somewhere between 20 and 25 in the afternoon, with a likelihood of dry weather and clear skies!

Cycle2city has been proud supporters of MS Brissie to the Bay since 2013, and will once again be participating in this wonderful event.

Visit brissietothebay.com.au for more information about the event, and sign up through their website


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.