Brisbane riders gear up for 2018 Great Brisbane Bike Ride
What do you get when you cross 2000 recreational bike riders with 1000 fruit buns, 2000 muesli bars and bananas, 3000 litres of water, and more lolly bags than a Royal baby’s birthday party?
The Great Brisbane Bike Ride! And it’s on this Sunday.
The ride will be Queensland’s biggest event for Bike Week, with this year’s theme ‘Bikeways build better communities’.
Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage said it was a ride for all ages and abilities.
“The Great Brisbane Bike Ride is proof that community cycling is alive and thriving in Queensland,” she said.
“We’ll have 150 route marshals and 60 special duty police officers out on Sunday to help manage the ride, with early morning road closures in place at a number of locations.
“The ride will go from West End across the Gateway Bridge, with closed lanes on Kingsford Smith Drive and the Inner-City Bypass, before looping back past Suncorp Stadium towards Brisbane’s highest peak for the Mount Coot-tha Challenge.
“If you see riders out on the route, give them a cheer!”
The ride includes four distances, with the 110km heading west to the Moggill Ferry and outer Ipswich, returning via Oxley and the heritage Brisbane river loop.
Riders can register online until midday today or from 5:30am on the morning of the ride.
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Please call Kim Ryan on 0459 395 875. For more information go to www.bq.org.au.
GBBR Road Closures
Great Brisbane Bike Ride inc. Coot-tha Challange
The following roads will be affected on Sunday 29 April 2018:
|Riverside Dr, South Brisbane – from Jane St northbound||2.00am||10.00am|
|Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton – between Cooksley St and Inner City Bypass||5.30am||9.00am|
|Inner City Bypass (ICB), westbound – between Kingsford Smith Dr and Hale St||5.30am||9.15am|
|ICB, westbound – on-ramp from Abbottsford Rd||5.30am||9.15am|
|ICB, westbound – on-ramp from Clem7 northbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|ICB, westbound – off-ramp to Clem7 southbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|ICB, westbound – on-ramp from Lutwyche Rd southbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|ICB, westbound – on-ramp from Bowen Bridge Rd northbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|Legacy Way, westbound – entrance from ICB||5.30am||9.15am|
|Hale St, City – between ICB and Caxton St||5.30am||9.15am|
|Hale St, City – on-ramp from Kelvin Grove Rd southbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|Hale St, City – on-ramp from Musgrave Rd southbound||5.30am||9.15am|
|Cricket St, City – between Menzies St and Hale St||5.30am||9.15am|
|Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coot-tha – all except between Simpsons Rd and Birdwood Tce||6.00am||9.30am|
|Scenic Dr, Mt Coot-tha – between SSGD and Mt Coot-tha Rd||6.00am||9.30am|
|Mt Coot-tha Rd – between SSGD and Western Freeway||5.30am||9.30am|
|Ada St, Mt Coot-tha – from Mt Coot-tha Rd to Richer St||6.00am||9.30am|
|Richer St, Mt Coot-tha – from Mt Coot-tha Rd to Birdwood Tce||6.00am||9.30am|
|Little Cribb St, Milton – from Boomerang St off-ramp westbound||7.00am||10.15am|
|Moggill Rd, Moggill – from intersection with Hawkesbury Rd southbound||8.00am||11.00am|
|Merivale St, South Brisbane – between Boundary St and Russell St||6.00am||7.30am|
|Waminda St, Morningside – between Bennetts Rd and Agnew St||6.15am||7.30am|
|Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm – between Fison Ave West and Cooksley St||5.30am||9.00am|
|(Old) Hale St – from Cricket St||5.30am||9.15am|
|Fairfield Rd (including on ramp from Tennyson Memorial Ave) – from Fairfield Rd on ramp to Ortive St||8.00am||1.00pm|
|Gladstone Rd, Dutton Park – between Annerley Rd and Beaconsfield St||6.45am||1.00pm|
|Moggill Ferry crossing, Moggill Rd, Moggill||8.00am||11.00am|
|Merivale St, South Brisbane – between Montague St and Vulture St||6.00am||7.30am|
|Vulture St, South Brisbane – between Grey St and Stanley St||5.45am||7.30am|
|Waminda St, Morningside – at Agnew St||6.15am||7.45am|
|Lytton Rd – at Thynne Rd||6.15am||8.00am|
|Lavarack Ave, Eagle Farm – at Harvey St North||5.30am||9.00am|
|Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm – at Fison Ave West||5.30am||9.00am|
|Caxton St, Paddington – from Hale St off-ramp southbound||6.00am||9.00am|
|Given Tce, Paddington – between Caxton St and Latrobe Tce||6.00am||9.00am|
|MacGregor Tce, Bardon – at Latrobe Tce||6.00am||9.00am|
|Witton Rd, Indooroopilly – at Western Freeway Bike Path||7.15am||9.30am|
|Kate St, Indooroopilly – at Witton Rd||7.15am||9.30am|
|Centenary Motorway on/off ramp – from Fig Tree Pocket Rd||7.30am||9.30am|
|Keble St, Corinda – at Morcom Ave||8.00am||Noon|
|Leybourne St, Graceville – from Oxley Rd||7.45am||12.30pm|
|Orlando Rd, Yeronga – at Ormadale Rd||7.45am||12.30pm|