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

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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.

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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

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

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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.