Update on B2GC Postponement

Dear riders, 

Due to the high circulation of COVID-19 and the flu in the community, as well as the significant rainfall in SEQ over May, June and July, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Downer Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge (B2GC).  

These ongoing challenges are making it extremely difficult for us to deliver the event to the safety standards we set, affecting a number of our wonderful volunteers and event contractors.

We know so many of you are looking forward to participating in our event next Sunday, and our priority now is to work with our sponsors and relevant authorities to make B2GC as enjoyable as possible for our community.  

As you have already registered to take part in this year’s event, your registration has been automatically transferred to our new event date. If you are unable to participate on Sunday 23 October, below are your participation options. 

If you have any further queries, please email events@bq.org.au

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Queensland’s most cherished and iconic riding event in October.  

Until then, safe and happy riding!


Options for Registered Participants  

Roll over to rescheduled date: No action is required for participants that wish to roll over their entry to the rescheduled date on 23 October. All entries will be transferred over automatically. If you have already received a rider number you will not need a new one for the postponed event, so hold onto it!

Transfer of entry  

Participants will have 30 days from Friday July 8 to transfer their entry to next year’s event or transfer their entry to another person if they unable to participate. Transfer requests need to be received by Sunday 7 August 2022.   

To transfer an entry, you must email events@bq.org.au stating you wish to transfer your entry to next year or another person for this year’s event. Please include your full name and date of birth in the email so we can correctly identify your entry. Participants who have received rider packs will be responsible for transferring the rider number to the new rider.   

Alternatively, you can request your entry to be donated to Bicycle Queensland to help support our advocacy and education work across Queensland. Please email events@bq.org.au if you wish to take up this option.  

Refunds  

Participants will have 30 days from Friday 8 July 2022 to request a refund for their entry. To request a refund, you must email events@bq.org.au stating your refund request. All refund requests must be received before Sunday 7 August 2022. Refunds are not available for memberships or merchandise purchased through the registration system. 

 Please include the below details in your refund request email:   

  • The full name you registered with   
  • Date of Birth   
  • Please include the above information if you are requesting a refund for another participant you paid for  

* Before a refund can be processed, you must return your rider pack to PO BOX 4670 Loganholme. Once rider packs have been received, we will endeavour to have your refund processed within one week.  

Please note – No refunds or transfers can be processed over the phone, all requests must go to events@bq.org.au  

Train and Bus Tickets   

All train and bus tickets will be rolled over, and no action is required for participants.   

If you have requested a transfer or refund and have received your rider pack, you need to ensure your train ticket wristband is returned in your rider pack to ensure your request is processed.   

Rider Packs   

Rider packs have been sent to participants who registered before 12 June. Please maintain your rider pack for the rescheduled event date if you are not requesting a transfer or refund.   

All participants who registered after 12 June and new participants wishing to participate in October need to collect their rider pack on Saturday 22 October at one of our collection sites that will be announced closer to the date or from the start line on the morning of the event.

* Registrations are still open for new participants who are wishing to enter the challenge for the new date on Sunday 23 October.