Brisbane riders gear up for 2018 Great Brisbane Bike Ride

April 26th, 2018

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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GBBR Road Closures

Great Brisbane Bike Ride inc. Coot-tha Challange

The following roads will be affected on Sunday 29 April 2018:

Street Name Close Re-Open
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

Lane closures

Street Name Close Re-Open
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

Ferry closure

Name Close Re-Open
Moggill Ferry crossing, Moggill Rd, Moggill 8.00am 11.00am

Stop/Go closures

Street Name Close Re-Open
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


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