Press releases

The decision to cancel BIKE with Brisbane – Active commute day

To our Bicycle Queensland community.

Whilst it is Bicycle Queensland’s mission to inspire and sustain the ever-expanding community of active commuters of all ages and all abilities; the health and well-being of our community must always remain at the forefront of our practices.

After extensive consultation, and in line with the recommendations of Queensland Health, Bicycle Queensland has made the decision to cancel BIKE with Brisbane – Active commute day, which was set to be held this Wednesday 18th March 2020.

This decision has been made to avoid bringing crowds together with the goal of minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the inevitable strain on our healthcare system.

We understand the inconvenience this decision may cause for people who have already made plans around this event; however, our objective is to ensure we work alongside authorities to protect community health and safety.

We continue to be inspired by your commitment to a healthy, active and safe lifestyle and thank you for your support of our work to advocate, educate and provide engaging opportunities in the active commute space throughout Queensland.


Save money, get fit, save the planet … get active!

– Update –

We are sad to announce that we have made the decision to cancel BIKE with Brisbane – Active commute day, which was set to be held on Wednesday 18th March 2020.

– Original Story –

Getting active on your commute to work can save you money while saving your health and saving the planet.

That’s message behind Bike With Brisbane, an active commute day being held by Bicycle Queensland on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

A free breakfast for Active Commuters will be held from 7 am on 18 March at the Law Courts Plaza, 415 George Street, Brisbane — conveniently located at the junction of two major bike routes into the CBD.

Whether you are a regular bike commuter, or whether you actively commute by e-biking or walking or running or skating or scooting, you are invited to participate in Bike With Brisbane.

The celebration of active living at the Law Courts Plaza will include breakfast, entertainment, exhibition stalls, competitions and prizes. Breakfast starts at 7 am, and the event finishes at 8.30 am.

“Brisbane is a great place to live, and it’s even better when you start your day by being active,” Bicycle Queensland CEO Rebecca Randazzo said.

“We look forward to meeting many new active commuters for breakfast and coffee on 18th March,” Rebecca said.

If you are new to active commuting, you can join a free guided ride into the CBD from any one of five locations (Toowong, Fortitude Valley, Dutton Park, Greenslopes or Albion). Experienced local cyclists will lead the groups from each location, and will give tips on the best routes to the City from their area. Register for the guided commute.


2020 Event Dates

Pop these into your diary now!

Bike with Brisbane – Active Commuter Day – Wednesday 18 March
This newly branded event will be Brisbane’s biggest celebration of active travel – culminating with a free breakfast in the CBD. We’ll be encouraging people of all ages and abilities to find an active commute that’s right for them and this event will showcase the diversity of the active commute community. Bike with Brisbane will launch a series of commuter activations we’ll be hosting across SE Queensland as well as regionally later in the year. Stay tuned!

Tour de Brisbane – Sunday 5 April
We’re excited to announce our partnership with this year’s Tour de Brisbane. To celebrate, the Tour de Brisbane has put entries on sale for Bicycle Queensland members for a limited time only. BQ members can enter the 30km or 60km recreational rides on Sunday 5 April using an exclusive discount code. Access your code by logging in to your BQ member portal here and you could save up to $58. Just make sure you use it by 5 March 2020. Can’t access your portal? Give us a call to get the exclusive discount code today. 
*Offer valid for entries between 13 February and 5 March only.

Yarraman to Wulkuraka – Rail Trail Adventure – Friday 26 – Sunday 28 June
Date Change: We’ve pushed our end-to-end rail trail adventure back one week to now run from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June. We are also developing a 40km overnight family experience for those anyone wanting a taste of the rail trail, rural life and a great start to the school holidays. Keep an eye out for more details soon as we get ready to open entries in early March.

Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge – Sunday 13 September
Will you be joining us for the 16th annual B2GC? Starting from the Eleanor Schonell Bridge (Green Bridge) for the second time this September, we want you to be part of this iconic 100km cycle challenge. Whether you’ve done 1, 10 or 15 – we want you to join us for another magical Spring morning on Sunday 13 September. 

Big Beach Ride – Sunday 11 October
The second annual Big Beach Ride is shaping up to be bigger and better than the inaugural event with a heap more treats, activities, prizes and amazing views for all ride categories. Get a group together and make a weekend out of it on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Great Brisbane Bike Ride – 2020 Ride Cancelled 
As hinted in our December eNews, we can now confirm the Great Brisbane Bike Ride will be on hiatus in 2020.  While we are as determined as ever to continue producing quality, safe and enjoyable events for BQ members and the wider cycling community to enjoy, we’ve had to pay attention to the market and the demand for mass participation rides. We are working on ways to cap the ever increasing costs of running events and look forward to bringing you some amazing events later in the year. We know GBBR missing from the calendar will be as disappointing for you, as for us here at BQ, however we look forward to sharing our amazing future events soon.