Bike Week 2017

6-14 May 2017, QLD

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Saturday 6 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.

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 on Saturday 6 May, 2017 from 9:30am -1.30pm. 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.

At Cam’s Cycle Coaching our goal is to provide Safe Rides, help you Achieve Your Goals and ensure you Enjoy Riding. We are affectionately known as Cam’s. We are a friendly club with a family atmosphere and take pride in welcoming new people. We genuinely provide cycle coaching for ALL levels and abilities. Your goal is our goal to help you achieve – on a bike of course.

The unique combination of indoor and outdoor training at Cam’s ensures that mother-nature is no obstacle to your training and your safety. Cam’s Cycle Coaching is Brisbane’s ultimate indoor and outdoor cycle training centre with comprehensive indoor training facilities including 48 CompuTrainers, full shower facilities, bike storage, on site workshop and heaps more. We offer coached indoor rides Monday to Friday and coached outdoor rides Tuesday – Sunday with different groups catering for various speeds and abilities.

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

Whats’ on:

  • FREE 45 min coached CompuTrainer sessions at 10:00am, 11:30am and 12:45pm. Here’s your chance to try the CompuTrainer and let our coaches show you how they can get the best out of you. Just bring in your bike and reserve your spot. 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. Learn how to optimise your recovery from training with healthy, tasty and easy-to-prepare recovery snacks. Sample some delicious smoothies, homemade snacks and sports food products from Cliff, Megaburn and Mushashi. Walk away with free recipes, and recovery nutrition tips from our expert resident Sports Dietitians.
  • 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

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.

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
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 Datto in a Logie winning performance.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Various
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

Other locations TBC
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
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 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.

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.

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.
Participants must be 14yrs of age or older.

 

More great events coming soon!

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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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