Bike Week 2018

28 April - 7 May

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Sunday 29 April

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 Brisbane’s highest peak is an annual personal challenge which many riders add to 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!

GBBR has again 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* (for 40km/75km/110km participants) are all back this year too along with awesome on-route support.

Featured Brisbane
Sunday 29 April

Family Fun Ride

Family Fun Ride

Be part of the 2018 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 jumping castle!

Come along and enjoy a great day out.

Featured Brisbane
Sunday 6 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 Sunday 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!

View the 40km route map here. The 25km route is a shorter variant of this.

Featured Brisbane
Sunday 6 May

Cyclocross

Cyclocross

Get down and dirty as you ride, run and haul your bike around a special course under lights on the infield of the old Chandler Velodrome.

Cyclocross racing involves laps of a short course featuring terrain such as pavement, grass, and obstacles that require the riders to dismount and carry their bikes. This sport began as winter training in muddy northern Europe, but now it’s popular around the world as a fun and social type of bike racing.

In Brisbane, the first cyclocross race in recent times was at Davies Park during Bike Week in 2009. Since then a regular cyclocross scene has sprung up, and these days Bike Week CX is the season opener, a fun way to get into the sport of cyclocross.

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 different categories on the day so be sure to enter your correct category. These include:

  • Two junior races: up to under 11s, and then under 13 & under 15 race together. (NB: if you are 14 years old on January 1, 2018, you are under 15 all year).
  • A & B Grade, men and women (for cyclocross bikes)
  • C grade / open for men and women (any bike!)

Plus fun events like a relay, prizes for the best costume or fancy dress, plus random prizes simply for showing up and taking part!

Brisbane
Friday 27 April

Bike Home from Work Party

Bike Home from Work Party

Join Space4cyclingbne and Bicycle Queensland as we celebrate the start of Bike Week and the end of a working week.

What a better way to end a Friday at work than with an excuse to get together with other bike riders. We will be showing some short films, ‘Filmed by Bike Adventure Shorts’, drinking some beer, eating some food and there may be some other entertainment as well.

So join us to celebrate all things bike and catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

Roadie Rob’s Basic MTB Skills

Roadie Rob’s Basic MTB Skills

Learn some great skills on your mountain bike to kick off Bike Week!

For just $30 for 2 hrs coaching with Roadie Rob, you’ll learn basic skills, set up, cornering and obstacles.

Please email to book as it is advertised in other places and numbers are limited.

You do need to be able to ride the blue level mountain bike trail and have a mountain bike specific bike and helmet.

Participants must be 16+.

Email to book: rrbsinfo@gmail.com

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

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.

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

Brisbane Bicycle Swap Meet

Brisbane Bicycle Swap Meet

Brisbane’s newest Bicycle Swap Meets are organised by TRACTION and all proceeds from stall holder and gold coin entry fees support the charitable program in its mission to empower young people in need. The meets provide the chance for the Brisbane cycling enthusiast community to come together to share all types of bicycles and bike parts. All types of bicycles and parts are welcome.

For more info visit the website or check out the Facebook page.

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

Cycling Brisbane In Your Neighbourhood

Cycling Brisbane In Your Neighbourhood

Cycling Brisbane is coming to Kedron Brook Bikeway!

Bring your bike for a free safety check, pedal power your own smoothie, and find out more about bike routes in your neighbourhood. You can also try an electric bike and a cargo bike, and learn more about the events and workshops Cycling Brisbane runs to help everyone ride more often.

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

Bayview Staging Area Official Opening

Bayview Staging Area Official Opening

Celebrate the official opening of the Bayview Conservation Staging Area on Saturday 28 April from 7.30-10.30am. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids, plus a special guest appearance by Totally Wild presenter Ranger Stacey! Learn more about the park and check out the new walking and riding areas on our free guided tours. We’ll be also be serving up some delicious coffee and sizzling up a storm for a mid-morning sausage sizzle. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and wearing enclosed shoes if you’d like to participate in the walking and riding activities.

Toowoomba
Saturday 28 April

Bike-Ability Workshop

Bike-Ability Workshop

Come along to a free Bike-Ability workshop and improve your skills & confidence to ride more!

For more information and to register: Contact Jan on 0427 431 481 or info@cycleaway.com.au

Brisbane
Saturday 28 April

Women on Track

Women on Track

A track cycling program which is inclusive for all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of fitness for women…

Women on Track is designed and delivered by coaches on the National Coach Accreditation Scheme, including local Balmoral Cycling Club Coach and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Louise Jones, to provide an inclusive environment for women ranging from complete beginners to those who ride a bike more regularly.

And it’s 50% OFF (that’s only $6.50) for the next 12 weeks (starting April 21st)!

We have all the equipment you need, you can borrow a track bike and helmet. All you will need to bring along is some water and wear sand shoes/joggers.

Please Click Here to register for the upcoming Women on Track sessions in Bike Week on:

  • Saturday 28 April
  • Sunday 29 April
  • Saturday 5 May
  • Sunday 6 May 2018

To find out more information please Click Here for the Women on Track Facebook Page, Click Here to visit our Women on Track Website or contact Cycling Queensland at qld.info@cycling.org.au or on 07 3390 1477.

Brisbane
Sunday 29 April

Brisbane’s Music Heritage Ride

Brisbane’s Music Heritage Ride

Brisbane Bicycle Explorers Club 

Urban Adventures on two wheels. Exploring Brisbane by bike.

The Brisbane Bicycle Explorers Club is a group of bike riders who enjoy getting out on their bikes and exploring Brisbane.  We aim to promote bike riding as a fun, social and healthy way of getting around and to introduce other riders to the interesting places that we have discovered around Brisbane. A bit of Brisbane’s history or maybe introducing a new neighbourhood to other riders. Always ending in a social get together somewhere.

Come and join us for a special edition Brisbane Bicycle Explorers Ride for bike week Streets of your Town – Brisbane’s Music Heritage Ride will explore some of Brisbane’s Music Heritage and take a special tour of the 4ZZZ studios

The slow ride will start at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall and roll through the city. We will take in some sights and enjoy some music before heading to Barry Parade, where the wonderful people at 4ZZZ will take us on a tour of their studios, with tales of music and some of Brisbane’s history.

The ride will finish in Newstead at The Triffid, Stratton St, Newstead.

South Burnett
Sunday 29 April

Trail Ride Mceuen Forestry Wondai

Trail Ride Mceuen Forestry Wondai

Come and ride the newly updated trail loop with the South Burnett MTB Club. Meet at the park opposite the Wondai IGA at 7:00am for a 7:15am roll off. Bacon and egg rolls, cold drinks for sale. The Wondai pub should be open after 8:30am for coffee. Should finish around 10:30am. All welcome.

Brisbane
Tuesday 1 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. Just meet opposite the regatta in Toowong and head off for a 50km or 100km ride.

Brisbane
Tuesday 1 May

Tuesday Night Slow Roll

Tuesday Night Slow Roll

Join Space4cycling Brisbane on their usual Tuesday Night Slow Roll around the city. 

Space4cyclingBNE is a coalition of Brisbane’s grass root cycling advocacy groups with the aim of making cycling an issue for all levels of government. We share a vision for Brisbane where it is easy, convenient, and safe for people of all ages and abilities to walk or ride a bicycle to their destination.

A slow roll is just that! A Slow Roll around the city by bicycle. A social ride showing the city that cycling is normal, reconnecting with our community and highlighting the need for safer bicycle infrastructure through the CBD. 

So come and cruise along Brisbane’s neon pulsing glitter strips and quiet secret backstreets in the company of Brisbane’s slowest rollers.  At the end of the ride we will head to The Milk Factory, Montague Road, West End for a beer and our usual discussion about saving the world one bicycle lane at a time!

This is a free event – no need to register, just turn up!

Brisbane
Wednesday 2 May

AITPM QLD Bike Week Seminar

AITPM QLD Bike Week Seminar

You are invited to join us for an industry update on the latest Cycling & Walking Technical Publications, including both those recently released and currently under development.

This seminar will be a fast-paced, multi-topic event, with 6 presentations of 10 minutes each – providing something for everyone! These will be presented by experts in the specialised field of bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Topics will include:

  • Options for Designers of Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges to achieve value for money,
  • Cycle Streets & Advisory Lanes (Local Area Traffic Management),
  • Fencing treatments for bicycle paths (including temporary fencing),
  • Cyclists safety at captured left turn lanes (weave-right issue),
  • Including Cycling Facilities as part of Road Pavement Rehabilitation and Resurfacing Projects, and
  • The effective use of pavement markings to reduce conflict and improve safety.

This event is being sponsored and hosted by WSP with speaker coordination by Michael Langdon, Senior Advisor (Cycling and Walking), Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads.

Brisbane
Wednesday 2 May

Electric Bike Tour – Brisbane City Lights

Electric Bike Tour – Brisbane City Lights

City lights by Green Power

Explore Brisbane in a comfortable and fun way. Our electric bike tours provide a great way to explore and see beautiful parts of our city. Discover the magic of Brisbane under lights. As you pedal the city streets see how artfully placed lighting on buildings, trees and bridges transform the city into a surreal vibrant world with surprises around every corner.

The cost of the tour will at a special rate for Bike week – $40 per person. The tour will be approx 2.5hrs. All our bikes are charged by solar power!

Gold Coast
Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Ride2Work Day Breakfast

Gold Coast Ride2Work Day Breakfast

If you live near your workplace, why not give riding to work a go?

In celebration of Bike Week, ride your bike to work and make a pit stop for a free breakfast and bicycle maintenance check.

Wednesday, 2 May
Surfers Paradise, The Esplanade (opposite Cavill Avenue)
6.30am to 8.30am

Thursday, 3 May
Broadwater Parklands, The Great Lawn
6.30am to 8.30am

Join other cyclists and participate in Queensland’s largest annual cycling festival – Bike Week 2018.

Encourage your workmates to get involved and contact us to book your preferred breakfast two business days prior.

Images courtesy of City of Gold Coast

Brisbane
Thursday 3 May

Megabake Information Session

Megabake Information Session

Fueling Adventures
Nutrition and hydration on the bike

Megabake is a world-class producer of sports nutrition, based right here in Brisbane. Come along for an informative, entertaining and practical session for nutrition on the bike, including tips for making your own and some entertaining insights from the pro peloton.

Megabake founder Brett Ledger will host this session, drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience to discuss his thoughts on:

  • Sports nutrition and hydration essentials for bike riding
  • Insights and anecdotes from a team car in a stage race
  • How to formulate a nutrition plan for your event
  • Tips and pitfalls when making your own recipes
  • A demonstration of some techniques for making your own

There will also be Megabake samples to try and a nutrition prize pack to be won.

Your ticket price also includes a free drink from the bar, and why not make an evening of it by enjoying a meal before or after the session.

Brisbane
Thursday 3 May

Cam’s Cycle Coaching Indoor Session

Cam’s Cycle Coaching Indoor Session

Cam’s Cycle Coaching is Brisbane’s ultimate cycle centre providing coached, safe rides, to help people of all abilities achieve goals and enjoy riding. Affectionately known as Cam’s providing a friendly, club and family-like atmosphere– on a bike of course.

Cam’s training centre features comprehensive indoor training facilities with 48 CompuTrainers. The unique combination of indoor and outdoor training we offer ensures that mother-nature is no obstacle to our members training and safety. Cam’s offers indoor training sessions early morning, mid-morning and evenings 6 days a week. Cam’s also offer outdoor coached group rides 6 days a week. The weekends are long rides with 3-4 coached groups to cater for various abilities.

During Bike Week 2018 we are offering FREE indoor coached sessions at various times for new clients who would like to see and experience how indoor training can boost your fitness and improve your cycling – whether you are a beginner, recreational or competitive cyclist.

BIKE WEEK FREE SESSIONS:

SAT 28 APRIL    10:30am
TUES 1 MAY      6:30am and 9:30am
THURS 3 MAY    5:45pm

To book your FREE indoor session simply email your booking request to info@camscyclecoaching.com

Brisbane
Friday 4 May

Breakfast with Anna Meares

Breakfast with Anna Meares

 

IUIH will look to enhance its capacity to deliver comprehensive health care to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community by rolling out a series of charity events in 2018.

One of our first events is a Breakfast being held at the Marquee at Victoria Park Golf Complex on Friday 4th May.  We have managed to secure Anna Meares who will talk about her amazing cycling career as well as her role with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Our MC for the event will be Rugby League great, Gary Belcher. 

Auctions and raffles will also be available for purchase on the day. 

Funds generated by these events will be directed back into the products and services on the ground, to fund important initiatives associated with the Deadly Choices program.

Brisbane
Friday 4 May

The Bicycle in Wartime with Jim Fitzpatrick

The Bicycle in Wartime with Jim Fitzpatrick

From the trenches in Europe to Japanese occupied Malaya the bicycle has been used in conflict throughout modern history. Renowned bike historian Jim Fitzpatrick will take guests back in time for a look into the history of the bicycle in wartime.

Jim will be presenting an entertaining, fully illustrated talk about the fundamental role the bicycle played through war and how the technology has been exploited and developed for military purposes.

Copies of his book The Bicycle in Wartime will be available for signing.

Light refreshments will be provided for a gold coin donation.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Sold Out Brisbane
Friday 4 May

Zwift On Tour

Zwift On Tour

Zwift On Tour 2018 is coming to Green Beacon Brewing Co!

Join us on May 4 as the #ZwiftTour parties with our Aussie Zwift Community! We’ll be at 26 Helen St with beer, grub, prizes and other surprises. Join the party and be one of the first to try the new Wahoo KICKR CLIMB. Their latest piece of tech literally raises the bar for indoor cycling.

We’ll have Zwift Stations set up with Wahoo KICKR trainers for a fun KOM/QOM contest. We’ll bring the bikes – you bring the watts!

Space is limited. RSVP today and Ride On.

Brisbane
Friday 4 May

Get There By Bike

Get There By Bike

Beat congestion and improve your health by getting where you want to go by bike. If you can ride already, and have a well-maintained bike, then this course is for you.

Over a morning our experienced and friendly instructors will equip you with the skills you need to ride on roads where necessary so you can get from A to B conveniently and confidently. You’ll learn tips for clear communication when riding on the road, and have a chance to practice your new skills with our instructors alongside you.

Numbers strictly limited – book early.

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

Mackay
Friday 4 May

Mackay Ride2Work Breakfast

Mackay Ride2Work Breakfast

Bike to work and pull in to one of our three breaky stops to grab a free, healthy breakfast and meet with your friends and workmates.

Wednesday, May 2
Bluewater Quay, Mackay
7:00am to 8:30am

Thursday, May 3
Third Group Coffee House, Sarina
7:00am to 8:30am

Friday, May 4
Cnr of Boundary/Connors Rd, Paget
5:30am to 7am

Register at sport@mackay.qld.gov.au

Somerset
Saturday 5 May

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience

Organised by the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association and featured as a part of Bicycle Queensland’s Bike Week 2018, this year the annual ‘Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience’ off-road bike ride explores the very scenic northern section of the rail trail between Yarraman and Moore.

Come and explore Queensland’s big country, open skies and big paddocks between Yarraman and Blackbutt, pause for a pie at the famous Blackbutt Bakery, and then continue down the range for 22 km through Benarkin Forest whilst being serenaded by the bell birds. Pause for a drink at the pub or a coffee at the shop in Linville, before following the course of the Brisbane River back to your vehicle in Moore.

Arrive at Moore by 7.30 am. Transport by coach and semi-trailer will be provided for you and your bicycle up to Yarraman, then cycle back at your leisure. Total distance about 50 km, of which around 50% is downhill.

This is a fully supported bike ride with first aiders, ride marshals and sag wagons.

The ‘Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Experience’ is a great off-road bike ride, suitable for cyclists of all abilities. There will be several ride marshals riding with you on the track and two sag wagons in case you run into any problems.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is a bit rough in places, so this ride is more suitable for hybrids, mountain bikes and cyclocross bikes

Brisbane
Saturday 5 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 5 May

Mother’s Day Cycle & Yoga

Mother’s Day Cycle & Yoga

Come and join us for our Classic Mother’s Day Cycle and Yoga on Saturday the 5th May. We will be begining the day with a easy 1 hour social ride leaving Decker Park, Brighton at 5:45am. Meeting back at Decker Park for 6:45 for our beautiful Yoga Class on the grass at 7am with the amazing Ainsley from Being Grounded

Yoga with Ainsley is FREE . Ainsley will be focusing on a cyclists specific yoga for us but ALL ARE WELCOME!

Feel free to come for our ride and yoga – or just the ride or just the yoga. Which ever you prefer… BUT treat yourself and come and have a morning with some amazing ladies!

To help us celebrate we have a very special gift bag to give to one lucky Mumma and this will be drawn after our Yoga session with Ainsley

We have been lucky enough to fill our goodie bag with amazing prizes from our local business – just to name a few, we have an Acuptunture Treatment , a gorgeous medical peel & full facial analysis from Nicole SKIN medical aesthetics Scarborough, and a life coaching voucher from Being Grounded – along with some little treats from Brisbane City Automotive Bindi – Australia’s Favourite Nutrition Cycling Mums AustraliaFinde.cc

TREAT YOURSELF AND YOUR MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY AND START THE WEEKEND WITH US!

Look forward to seeing you there!

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ABOUT OUR YOGA SESSION WITH AINSLEY

Yoga is a powerful tool in any athletes kit which helps them to greater strength, flexibility and focus. Cyclists need to focus on leg strength, which many poses in yoga target, but they also need to focus on flexibility and lower back strength. Cyclists spend most of their time bent forward over the handlebars, which leads to tight hip flexors. Many yoga poses target the hip flexors and lower back, helping to balance muscle strength and prevent injury.

Yoga also keeps you focused on a deep and steady breath, forcing you work aerobically. Training your muscles aerobically and learning how to control your breathing are two very important aspects of training and racing for any endurance athlete. Ainsley is a Yoga teacher and Certified Coach.

As a mum and athlete herself she combines her knowledge of cycling fundamentals and yoga to create a powerful cyclist centric yoga flow.

Brisbane
Monday 7 May

State Criterium Championships

State Criterium Championships

Come down and check our the Cycling Queensland State Criterium Championships on Monday, 7 May 2018.

There will be local markets, food vending and festival’s throughout the day below is a draft schedule for the day;

Category

Timing/Laps

Masters Men 8, 9 & 10

30 min + 3 laps 

Masters Men 7

30 min + 3 laps 

Masters Men 6

30 min + 3 laps 

Masters Men 5

30 min + 3 laps 

Tandems & Para

20 min 

Masters Men 4

40 min + 3 laps

Under 19 Men / U23 Men

30 min + 3 laps 

Masters Women 1 – 3

30 min + 3 laps

Masters Women 4-7

30 min + 3 laps Fixed Gear 20 min

Masters Men 3

40 min + 3 laps

Masters Men 1&2

40 min + 3 laps

Elite Women

30 min + 3 laps Elite 

Elite Men

50 min + 3 laps

Spectator entry is Free of Charge.

To find out further information please visit our website at www.qld.cycling.org.au or contact us at qld.info@cycling.or.au or on 07 3390 1477.

Register your interest     #bikeweek18

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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