2020 Events – Update

On Friday 8 May, the State Government released QLD’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions. The roadmap outlined a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings. While we welcome this plan and are focused on doing our part to get to Stage 3 as fast as possible, there is still a lot of uncertainty around mass participation events, gatherings of greater than 100 and any future easing of restrictions.

We have therefore made the decision to cancel our planned mass participation rides for the rest of 2020. This includes the Yarraman to Wulkuraka Rail Trail Adventure, Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge and the Big Beach Ride.   

It has not been an easy decision and we know there will be a lot of disappointed cyclists out there, none more than us, but the health and wellbeing of every Australian must come first.   

It is not all bad news though as we have been working hard to find ways to reach all Queensland cyclists over the past few months.  We have an exciting new online challenge launching soon called Pedal Queensland – Ride for Rewards! We’re partnering with some amazing like-minded organisations to bring you great discounts, awesome prizes and educational content that will make you wonder how you lived without it. 

We’ve also partnered with Orange Sky Laundry for the event, helping them continue the amazing work they do across Queensland supporting people experiencing homelessness.

Keep an eye out for Pedal Queensland – Ride for Rewards – coming to your local roads & trails in August. 

We’ve also been busy working with key partners to redesign some great BQ initiatives and help everyone out on their bike as soon as we can.  We’ll have our bike maintenance workshops up and running again soon for BQ members, we’ll be out in the parks and around shared paths with eBike test rides, you’ll see us in pop-ups across the South East with an education focus and helping break down some of the barriers to getting more women cycling. 

And regional Queensland, we are working on plans to get to you in 2021 with some great new initiatives, activations and events.

As for our mass rides – we are changing things up a little in 2021 also with new dates, new events and a promise that there will be something for everyone at every event Bicycle Queensland offers.

A few positives to take from all this is the new found love of cycling and physical activity outdoors by thousands of Queenslanders. We want to give them a reason to keep cycling for years to come and encourage more people to experience the natural highs from conquering a challenge on two wheels. We can’t wait to see you all back out at a BQ event in 2021 but hope to see many of you out and about every day on your bike.

Keep an eye out for Pedal Queensland soon if you love riding, great rewards, awesome prizes and the power of knowledge.

Watch our events update video below:

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