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/
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!
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.