Month: April 2016

April 28th, 2016

Every month we’ll be sharing the stories of different Bicycle User Groups (BUGS) from around Queensland. This month, we take a look at the Charleville BUG: Before dawn, the Charleville BUG heads out from the town’s railway station (where new riders can grab a community bike if required) to face the serenity of quiet, flat country roads,…

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April 28th, 2016

There are all sorts of reasons that a bike rider might use the popular training app Strava, on their phone or GPS-equipped bike computer. But as far as BQ is concerned, the best reason to use Strava is to have a positive impact on bikeway planning across Queensland. The Department of Transport and Main Roads’…

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April 22nd, 2016

Pratul Chatterjee will be riding for more than just personal achievement when he saddles up for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride on Sunday May 15. The 61 year old, who goes by the nickname of Pretzel (because it’s easier to pronounce then Pratul and because he loves food), will take on the 75km route as…

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April 15th, 2016

Thousands of Queenslanders will be pedalling their way towards an active and healthy lifestyle when they saddle up for the 2016 Bike Week on May 15-22. Entries are now open for the eight-day celebration of all things bike-related, which is hosted by Bicycle Queensland and has become the state’s largest annual cycling festival since its…

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April 12th, 2016

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is leading the development of a new Queensland cycling strategy and are seeking feedback from Queenslanders. The new strategy will set out the direction, policies and priorities TMR needs to focus on over the next 10 years to get more people riding more often, and will be…

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April 7th, 2016

Bicycle Queensland welcomes the State Government’s decision to retain the minimum passing distance laws, but maintains that it is just a small part of the solution to keep bike riders safe. Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey this morning announced that the laws would now be permanent following the completion of a…

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April 5th, 2016

With the state-wide trial of the minimum passing distance laws coming to an end, Bicycle Queensland is reiterating the need for bikeway infrastructure and stronger enforcement of dangerous driving to keep bike riders safe. An evaluation of the two-year trial of the new rules is due to be released soon as the trial period comes to an end on…

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