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!
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/
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!
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 🙂
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/