What's On During Bike Week
Melinda Lyons | On 30, Mar 2015
Discounted early bird entries have been released for The Great Brisbane Bike Ride on Sunday 3rd May and entrants can choose from a variety of routes to suit their individual needs.
Held annually on the last Sunday of Bike week, this years entrants in the Great Brisbane Bike Ride can choose from the 110km, 75km or 40km traffic-free routes around Brisbane and can also choose the optional Mt Coot-tha timed climb.
According to Bicycle Queensland Chief Executive Officer Ben Wilson, “Brisbane’s oldest cycling event is going back to its root with the aim of becoming the pre-eminent cycling tour of Brisbane”. For 20 years Queenslanders have been riding the Great Brisbane Bike Ride but in recent years the event has taken a back seat to the Coot-tha Challenge. This years route is a true tour of Brisbane from the east to the west and north and south of the Brisbane river with 110km route crossing the Brisbane river over the Gateway Bridge in the east and on the iconic Moggill Ferry in the west.
The Great Brisbane Bike Ride is simply the most exciting way to experience the dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods of our great city and will give the people of Brisbane the thrill and freedom to ride car-free streets, highways and bridges that you can only do in this event.
This years event will incorporate a 40km ride from South Brisbane, across the Gateway Bridge and along the traffic-free Inner City Bypass. The 40km route then diverts away from the 75km and 110km riders at Suncorp Stadium and continues along the river to the University of Queensland before returning to West End along the traditional river route.
What: Bike Week and The Great Brisbane Bike Ride
When: Sunday 3rd May
Where: Brisbane and surrounding suburbs
Early bird entry fees for any distances are $80 for adults, $50 for youth, and $70 per person for a team of 10 and $40 per person for a team of 10 youth. Early bird entries close on 31st March.
Riders are encouraged to get sponsored and raise funds for Diabetes Queensland. To enter, go to http://coot-tha.bq.org.au/enter/general-entries/