Bupa Around The Bay – Early Bird Entries Closing Soon!

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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!

Source: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/bupa-around-the-bay/


MS Brissie to the Bay (2014)

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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.

Source: http://www.brissietothebay.com.au/ 


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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