Bike Week 2017

6-14 May 2017, QLD

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Sold Out Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

The Chocolate Ride

The Chocolate Ride

Note: Bookings are still available for the second Chocolate Ride on Saturday 13 May.

Requirements: Bike, helmet, bike chain and lock, and anything else you may require for bike riding.

Bookings essential. Starting at Brisbane City Hall, this almost calorie-neutral bike ride is a chance to taste some of the finest chocolates and desserts offered in Brisbane, while discovering some of Brisbane’s iconic sights.

Celebrating the start of Bicycle Queensland’s Bike Week, the tour stops at a variety of venues with delicious samples on offer. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the chocolate making process and the history of each dessert, as well as gather an insight into the venues’ history and signature dishes.

This easy ride will take you around the city, over the Goodwill Bridge, through Southbank Parklands and past the Wheel of Brisbane. The history of the area will be discussed, and there will be photo opportunities along the way.

Come along and taste a few treats while riding off the calories!

This event is proudly brought to you by Cycling Brisbane.

Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

Love your City Laneways Art Ride – The Sequel

Love your City Laneways Art Ride – The Sequel

Join Brisbane Bicycle Explorers Club as they take a ride through the city on a Saturday night. The very popular ‘Badass – Love your City -Laneway Art Ride’ has been updated with new art and a new route. So join them as they explore and discover art works hidden in Brisbane’s inner city laneways.

Meet at Wandering Cooks in Fish Lane at 5.45pm. for a 6.00pm roll and then head off across the river into the CBD. There will be riding on the road as well as bike paths so remember your lights, bell and helmet and make sure your tyres are pumped! This ride is not fast and will be at the usual Bicycle Explorers slow place!

The ride will start and finish at Wandering Cooks in Fish Lane.

Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

Cam’s Cycle Coaching Open Day

Cam’s Cycle Coaching Open Day

To celebrate Bike Week 2017, Cam’s Cycle Coaching is hosting a family friendly Open Day.  Everyone who rides a bike, or is keen to ride a bike, or wants to ride better – is welcome to come along a try the centre for FREE.

There is lots of stuff happening throughout the morning so head along and see what Cam’s Cycle Coaching has to offer and how they can help with your cycling goals – big or small.

Whats’ on:
• FREE 45 min coached CompuTrainer sessions at 10:00am, 11:30am and 12:45pm. Please email your name and session time.
• FREE 30 min pilates class at 11am.
• FREE jumping castle for kids (supervised) so you can try some things
• $3 coffees at Recycle Cafe
• Gold coin sausage sizzle by ‘Girls Got Heart’
• $1/minute massage offer from Adele at Kurilpa Chiropractic from 9:30-11am
• FREE recovery nutrition stand from 9:30am – 11:30am.
• Lucky door prizes
• Special offers & vouchers
• FREE goodie bags for all our new visitors

Various
Saturday 6 May

Emerald ROMAC 505

Emerald ROMAC 505

The 15th Rotary Club of Emerald ROMAC 505 charity bike ride will be held on the 6th and 7th of May 2017.

This is a fundraising event in support of the Rotary ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) program. The course covers 505km in 24 hours. It is broken up into 9 segments or legs of approximately 50km – 65km in length.

There will be 2 pelotons leaving Rotary Park, one at 8 am and one at 9:30 am. The 8 am peloton will average 25km/hr. The 9 am peloton will average 30km/hr. Both pelotons should arrive back in Emerald at approximately 7 pm for a meal break.

There will only be one peloton throughout the night averaging 25 – 27km/hr. There are several options for riders: – the full 505km ride, a 250km day ride, or any combination of any of the 9 segments.

It is a fully supported ride with transport to and from changeover locations.

Entries close Friday 31st March

Mackay
Saturday 6 May

Mackay Peaks Charity Ride

Mackay Peaks Charity Ride

Mackay Peaks Charity Ride is a mass participation ride, not a race, to raise money for disadvantaged children in Australia and overseas, and to encourage more people to become active and involved in cycling. This year’s event will take place in Mackay on Saturday the 6th of May, 2017.

There are five rides to choose from, including a NO PEAKS RIDE for beginners which is 20km (no peaks – just small rolling hills) a 25km, 40km, 65km and 100km.

Magpies Sporting Club will serve as the start and end point of the ride and also host the post ride event. Food and coffee will be available at this location, perfect for your friends and family to greet you when you cross the line.

We encourage you to seek sponsorship for your ride. If you raise over $250 in paid sponsorship you ride in the event for free.

Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

RATS MTB Social Ride

RATS MTB Social Ride

The RATS Cycling Club host a regular Saturday social ride that has something for everyone including beginners and kids. If you are not a member and need to sign off on the insurance form get there a bit earlier. The club pays for your first ride then its $10 Seniors/$7 Juniors for other rides or join the club!

  • Meet at Daisy Hill Top Carpark
  • 8.00am for 1 ½ hours duration approx.
  • Open to all levels and we encourage those looking for their first taste to join this group as ride leaders try to give trail knowledge and riding hints as they go.

Visit the RATS Cycling Club to find out more.

Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

Fish and Chips at Wynnum

Fish and Chips at Wynnum

This ride is about breaking out the bike lights and heading along the bay for some fish and chips. Front and rear lights essential on all bikes. Bring money for dinner.

Start and Finish: Thorneside Train Station
Ride ability: Beginner
Terrain: Mainly flat and using bike tracks

Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

Specialised Bike Expo

Specialised Bike Expo

Do you want to find out more about the possibilities of cycling? Join us at our inaugural bike expo to find out more about specialised bikes and cycles that make cycling possible for all. We invite anyone to come along, children through to adults who have thought about cycling but haven’t known what modified bike options may be available.

This event will showcase a range of specialised bike and cycles designed to enable people of all abilities to enjoy an active life. Bike riding is one of the great outdoor pleasures, for people of all abilities and ages to enjoy. Specialised bikes and cycles now make it possible to do the things you want, and go where you want to go.

This Bike expo is all about imagining the ways you can participate in outdoor life. Imagine the possibilities the right bicycle could offer you…. cycle, travel, play, compete and more.

Join us to…

  • See some of the different adapted bikes and trikes that can make cycling possible for everyone
  • Talk to a range of suppliers and explore your options
  • Hear stories of how cycling has enabled others to achieve their goals
  • LifeTec health professionals will also be available on the day for a chat, and to guide you through the funding options available to start you on your journey
Brisbane
Saturday 6 May

Bike Fit Information Session

Bike Fit Information Session

Bike Fit Studio, in West End, Brisbane, provides a world-class bike-fitting service for all types of cyclists – from recreational cyclist to world class athletes. We have the education, knowledge, experience and care to improve your cycling. We can help you improve your cycling related injuries, comfort, performance and better yet help you avoid injuries. Ask us how we can improve your bike fit!

Find out more about us at www.bikefitstudio.com.au

Book your place by emailing Mark Watts at mark@bikefitstudio.com.au

Brisbane
Sunday 7 May

Great Brisbane Bike Ride

Great Brisbane Bike Ride

Be part of Bike Week’s premier event and join thousands of fellow riders and follow the Brisbane river as it snakes through our great city. Climb over the Gateway Bridge, cruise through the Inner City Bypass (ICB) and take in another Brisbane landmark, the beautiful Mt Coot-tha, if you choose to.

The Great Brisbane Bike Ride has a challenge for everyone. Riders can choose from 10km, 40km, 75km or 110km routes, with the Coot-tha Challenge optional for 75km & 110km route riders.

For those brave riders, the famed Coot-tha Challenge awaits. This timed 2.3km, 9% climb up and over the mountain is an annual personal challenge which many riders add onto their GBBR ride. All 75km and 110km riders receive a timing chip, so you can decide if you’ll take up the challenge when you get there!

For the first time ever, GBBR has been granted exclusive use of the Moggill Ferry during the event. So 110km riders will cruise across the river like a VIP without any cars on-board the ferry!

The free event photos and event T-shirt* (for 40km/75km/110km participants) are all back this year too along with awesome on-route support.

Brisbane
Sunday 7 May

Family Fun Ride

Family Fun Ride

Be part of the 2017 Great Brisbane Bike Ride by joining us for a 10km ride that’s suitable for the whole family. Cycle on some of Brisbane’s best bike paths along our magnificent river and even enjoy a rest stop at the halfway point beside the Story Bridge.

Not familiar with this beautiful part of town? Don’t worry, our experienced ride leader will show you the way so no prior knowledge of inner city bikeways is necessary.

Marshals along the route will ensure all riders stay safe and everybody has a great time. From grownups pulling a trailer, to children riding on a bike seat and even little ones piloting their own bikes (training wheels not recommended), this ride is for everyone. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore Brisbane with your family and friends.

After the ride, relax with a bite to eat, a coffee or a cold drink from the fantastic vendors at the finish site. For our younger riders, Bicycle Queensland has organised a variety of fun activities including a Shrek themed jumping castle!

Come along and enjoy a great day out.

Gold Coast
Sunday 7 May

Brunch and Bikes

Brunch and Bikes

Join a group ride from Currumbin to the Village Markets, Burleigh, where you will be treated to brunch.

Images courtesy of City of Gold Coast

Brisbane
Tuesday 9 May

10-Speed Dating

10-Speed Dating

Looking for a partner who’ll love you and your cycling ways? Join our date night on wheels as we take a fun, gentle-paced ride through the streets of Brisbane in the moonlight where you’ll have the chance to meet other single bike riders.  This “ride for love” will finish at a West End bar/café where you will be welcome to get to know each other more over a coffee or a drink.

Brisbane
Tuesday 9 May

Audax Social River Loop

Audax Social River Loop

Want to learn more about Audax Cycling Club? Why not join some of the current members or a social river loop ride and find out more about Audax and what they do. This is not a formal Audax ride and no registration is required. Just meet opposite the regatta in Toowong and head off for a 35km ride.

Brisbane
Tuesday 9 May

Roadie Rob’s Basic MTB Session

Roadie Rob’s Basic MTB Session

Just started mountain biking and want to get the skills to be safe and have some more fun or been riding for years and never learnt the basics. Come to the Free basic mountain bike session to take your riding to the next level.

Basic mountain bike skills, bike suitable for off-road and helmet required. Participants must be 14+.

Email to book: info@roadierobsbicycleschool.com

Brisbane
Wednesday 10 May

Tales of Australia’s cycling past

Tales of Australia’s cycling past

Last year, the BBC dubbed the humble bicycle ‘the iPhone of its age’ because of its power to disrupt society. Ever wondered how that played out in Australia? Renowned bike historian Jim Fitzpatrick will take guests back through the pages of history for a look at the history of the humble bicycle in Australia.

Jim Fitzpatrick is author of five cycling books, one of which, Major Taylor in Australia, was turned into a movie for the Disney Network. Renamed “Tracks of Glory” it starred Cameron Daddo in a Logie winning performance.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Gold Coast
Wednesday 10 May

Gold Coast Ride2Work Day Breakfast

Gold Coast Ride2Work Day Breakfast

Join the commuter community and ride your bike to work. Make a pit-stop for a free breakfast and bicycle maintenance check at the foreshore.

Images courtesy of City of Gold Coast

Brisbane
Wednesday 10 May

AITPM QLD Bike Week Seminar

AITPM QLD Bike Week Seminar

AITPM is celebrating Queensland Bike Week 2017 (6-14 May) and invites you to a technical seminar about cycling infrastructure planning and engineering.

5:30 pm to 6 pm

Networking.

6 pm to 6:30 pm

The event will start with a short panel discussion with the AITPM presidents of the WA and QLD branches on their recent experience and lessons learned from a 45km long bike ride in Perth as part of the recent Safe Active Streets National Workshop.

Jacob Martin, AITPM WA President; Kyriakos Tyrologos, AITPM QLD President.

6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

The event will continue with three technical presentations. Our speakers from State Government and Industry have a breadth of knowledge and experience in the field:

How to retrofit separation to on-road bicycle lanes – a question of feasibility. Michael Langdon, Transport and Main Roads

Physically separating bicycle lanes from other traffic in brownfield sites can be challenging but is essential to increase the attractiveness and safety of cycling. TMR and Cardno have researched the feasibility of a range of bicycle lane separation treatments.

Cost benefit analysis (CBA) of major cycling investments in Queensland. Robyn Davies, Transport and Main Roads

Since the launch of the Cycling Infrastructure Program in 2006, hundreds of bikeways have been planned, designed and constructed across Queensland. This project developed a practitioner-friendly CBA tool to assess economic benefits and costs of cycling projects, piloted on recent active transport infrastructure.

Cycleway Transport Planning and Design. Ben Vardon, Aurecon

The design of cycleways in Australia has evolved greatly in recent years. We now have a much better understanding of how to design for everyone that wants to cycle, including those that are concerned about safety. The use of physically separated cycle tracks improves ridership and directly addresses these safety concerns.

Ben will present some of the opportunities for implementing separated cycleways, drawing on some successful examples of best practice domestically and internationally, and why the examples work. He will conclude with the critical differences in the Australian context, and lessons we can apply locally to cycleway design.

The event is sponsored by Aurecon. As always snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Bike racks are available via the Tank Street entry.

Brisbane
Thursday 11 May

Queensland Ride2Work Day

Queensland Ride2Work Day

Brisbane

Be rewarded for hopping on your bike and riding to work! Join Bicycle Queensland for a free breakfast at the Law Courts Plaza on George Street in the CBD thanks to Bakers Delight. There’s also two bikes to be won from 99 Bikes. This is the perfect opportunity for those who’ve always thought about riding to work to join the cycling commuter community and for regular commuters to enjoy a relaxed breakfast with hundreds of fellow riders.

Time – 7:00 – 8:15
Location – Law Courts Plaza, George Street, Brisbane City

Brisbane
Thursday 11 May

Cycling Tour – Full Moon River Ride

Cycling Tour – Full Moon River Ride

Experience riding around Brisbane under the light of the full moon. Travel from South Bank to New Farm and return via the Riverwalk and City Botanic Gardens.

This is a GOLD event suitable for ages 50 years and over.

Requirements: Bring a bicycle with front and rear lights and a helmet if you have one, otherwise phone Ross on 0413 253 366 to organise equipment ($15 cost for bike hire). Bring money for a coffee stop.

Bookings are not required. For further information phone Ross at Brisbane By Bicycle on 0413 253 366.

Presented as part of Council’s Active and Healthy and Cycling Brisbane programs.

Brisbane
Friday 12 May

Cyclocross

Cyclocross

Get set to get down and dirty as riders will ride, run and haul their bikes around the Chandler Velodrome. Cyclocross racing involves laps of a short course featuring terrain such as pavement, grass, hills, and obstacles that require the riders to dismount and carry their bikes around/over/through. This sport began 100 years ago in muddy Northern France and Belgium, and is booming in North America.

Entrants will need a Cycling Australia or MTBA racing license.  If you do not have a racing licence, you can purchase a day licence on the day (Adults $20 & Juniors $5), or get the once-only free two-month trial licence from MTBA

There will be four races on the day so be sure to enter your correct category. These include:

  • Junior races for under 13yrs & under 17yrs
  • A & B Grade (the rules say “cyclocross bikes only”, but if you’re a regular racer and you show up on a mtb, we will probably put you in this race)
  • Open (any bike, aimed at people who have not raced before)
Brisbane
Friday 12 May

TRACTION Open Day

TRACTION Open Day

TRACTION is a charitable program that empowers young people in need and helps them positively engage with their communities, discover their talents and create their own future.

TRACTION understands that everybody learns differently and some young people don’t realise their potential in a classroom. That’s why they provide an alternative and action-based learning environment, encouraging relationships and access to employment opportunities.

The TRACTION “Bicycle Build” program provides the chance for young people to restore bicycles donated by the community whilst being supported by volunteers who provide support and positive role modelling. Volunteer ‘Bike Mentors’ support 12-17 year old participants to repair, restore or customise donated bicycles in an action-based learning environment of creativity, empowerment and ownership.

Come along and …

  • See students in action on their bicycle restoration projects
  • Find out more about mentoring and volunteering
  • Donate your old bike or bike parts

For further details call 07 3102 9565
Website link: www.traction.community

Brisbane
Friday 12 May

2017 Australian Bicycle Summit

2017 Australian Bicycle Summit

The 2017 Australian Bicycle Summit will be held in Brisbane on the 12th of May. This is the key national event for industry and advocacy discussion on the key issues affecting people that sell and people that use bicycles.

The internationally renowned President of USA’s People for Bikes Foundation, Tim Blumenthal, has been confirmed to present at the Summit and Cycling Luminaries Awards Dinner. Tim has been a leading force in bicycle advocacy across America.

Who should attend
Any individual or group involved in bicycle advocacy in Australia should attend the afternoon.

Keynote (TBC)
The Hon Mark Bailey MP Minister for Transport and Main Roads has been invited to open the 2017 Summit.

Cycling Luminaries Awards
Click here for details of or to make a nomination to the Cycling Luminary Awards

Brisbane
Friday 12 May

2017 Australian Bicycle Summit Public Forum

2017 Australian Bicycle Summit Public Forum

Minister Bailey joins national and international guest speakers and will participate in a public forum open to Queensland cycling stakeholders and interest groups.

Brisbane
Saturday 13 May

Pier to Point Women’s Ride

Pier to Point Women’s Ride

Get the girls together and join our celebration of all things fabulous, female and bike related at this early morning ride along the scenic Sandgate/Redcliffe foreshore. Choose from 25km or 40km options, both starting and finishing from the Shorncliffe Pier.

This is the perfect ride for those new to cycling or for anyone just looking for a relaxed Saturday morning spin with friends.  The average speed to participate in the 40km ride is approximately 20km per hour. If you are an inexperienced rider or are looking for a more leisurely ride we encourage you to join the 25km ride instead.

Both rides are supported with a team of riders (lead, middle and tail end) as well as directional signage and route marshals in key areas.  Entry includes a coffee and snack at the end of the ride – and a pretty spectacular sunrise over the water to begin the day!

Brisbane
Saturday 13 May

Ride to Movie in the Park

Ride to Movie in the Park

To help wrap up Bike Week 2017, ride along to Frew Park, Milton to watch Disney’s The BFG.

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Rated PG, it’s a movie the whole family can enjoy.

A free bike valet service will be in operation from 5:00pm. The first 100 riders to come past the Cycling Brisbane marquee with their bike with score a free set of Cycling Brisbane LED bike lights.

Food trucks and free popcorn will be available from 5:00pm. The movie will start at 6pm.

Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket.

This event is proudly brought to you by Cycling Brisbane and Bicycle Queensland.

Brisbane
Saturday 13 May

Sustainability Day

Sustainability Day

Come along to the next Sustainability Day at Hillbrook Anglican School, with market stalls, live demonstrations, activities, music and entertainment – all with the theme of Sustainability! Have a great day out with the family, while learning how to help our beautiful planet.

– Find local sustainable businesses
– Discover simple ways to make a real difference
– Check out the latest sustainability innovations
– Meet with like-minded people
– Shop at market stalls
– Enjoy music and entertainment all day
– Delicious organic locally sourced food and drink for sale

As parking is limited this is a bicycle friendly event with plenty of bike parking around the school. Bring the kids and enjoy a great day out with the family.

See the Sustainability Day website for further details.

Sold Out Brisbane
Saturday 13 May

The Chocolate Ride

The Chocolate Ride

Requirements: Bike, helmet, bike chain and lock, and anything else you may require for bike riding.

Bookings essential. Starting at Brisbane City Hall, this almost calorie-neutral bike ride is a chance to taste some of the finest chocolates and desserts offered in Brisbane, while discovering some of Brisbane’s iconic sights.

Celebrating the start of Bicycle Queensland’s Bike Week, the tour stops at a variety of venues with delicious samples on offer. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the chocolate making process and the history of each dessert, as well as gather an insight into the venues’ history and signature dishes.

This easy ride will take you around the city, over the Goodwill Bridge, through Southbank Parklands and past the Wheel of Brisbane. The history of the area will be discussed, and there will be photo opportunities along the way.

Come along and taste a few treats while riding off the calories!

This event is proudly brought to you by Cycling Brisbane.

Various
Sunday 14 May

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience

Join our one-day ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Toogoolawah to Fernvale. This largely undiscovered gem sits right on Brisbane’s doorstep and offers great views, a history lesson or two and plenty of adventure!

The 64km ride will take most riders the best part of the day. It will start at 9 am at Toogoolawah, after a bus transfer from Fernvale. There’ll be rest stops at Esk (after 20km), and Coominya (43 km).

This was an extremely popular event last year and numbers will again be capped at 300 riders. So sign up early to secure your spot.

The surface of the trail is rough in parts, meaning this ride is best suited to mountain bikes with tyres wider than 2 inches (50mm).

The price includes transfer for you and your bike, from Fernvale to Toogoolawah. Check-in at Fernvale Visitors Centre from 7 am.

This event is supported by Somerset Regional Council and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association.

Note: this event falls on Mother’s Day and participants must be 14yrs of age or older.

Brisbane
Sunday 14 May

Cycle Physio Bike Fit Session

Cycle Physio Bike Fit Session

Presented by Sports Physiotherapist, David Wadsworth of Cycle Physio. This one-hour education session will cover how to measure for the right size bike, address flexibility and stability and tips/tricks of cycling for the beginner to the experienced.

Bookings essential, numbers are limited. Please email info@cyclephysio.com.au or phone 07 3369 0909.

Gold Coast
Sunday 14 May

Riding with the gals

Riding with the gals

Mums, bubs, girlfriends, aunts and grandmothers are encouraged to join this bike ride and skills workshop.

Note: this event falls on Mother’s Day.

Images courtesy of City of Gold Coast

 

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What is Bike Week?

Bike Week is an annual cycling festival which features a range of events – both on and off the bike – making it the largest cycling festival in Queensland! This annual celebration of cycling has been held every year since the early 1990’s, and is organised by Bicycle Queensland who pedal the message of getting more people cycling more often.

Bike Week exists in order to encourage people of all ages, sizes and cycling abilities to get into the saddle by offering a packed schedule of events during the week. So whether you’re a recreational rider wanting to socialise with like-minded bike riders, a regular rider wanting to participate in some more challenging events, or if you haven’t been on a bike for years and want to test the theory that you can’t ever forget how to ride a bike, Bike Week offers something for you!

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