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Bicycle Queensland Update

Devastated but Determined

We know that many of our members, friends, and neighbours have been impacted by the recent weather events experienced in South-East Queensland, South Burnett, Maryborough and Tweed regions. Our hearts go out to those impacted and who are currently displaced as the clean-up process continues.

Sadly, Bicycle Queensland’s Milton office has also suffered extensive damage. From everyone at BQ we would like to sincerely thank the volunteers who assisted in the clean-up over the last week. The job has been enormous.

With the office being submerged for three days, we have lost almost everything. We were able to salvage a few children’s bikes that are used in our education programs, and some shade marquees. 

Our membership and event systems are all online and will continue to operate without interruption. Given we will be in recovery mode for some time, the Bicycle Queensland team is working remotely.

The best way to keep in touch with us is via email: 

We are full speed ahead on the 2022 Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, to be held on its new date of Sunday 17 July. We hope you will support us in this year’s event as either a participant or sponsor.  A sold-out event will expedite our recovery and get us “back on the bike” faster.  If you would like to sign up for the 2022 Downer Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge visit our website here https://b2gc.com.au/ or if you would like to sponsor the event contact bqinfo@bq.org.au. 


Also on track is the next round of Her Ride courses to encourage and give more skills to women bike riders. The next course will commence on Sunday 13 March.  To sign up and support our HER RIDE initiative you can secure a spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/266593015887

The road ahead is challenging. We will draw on our Queensland spirit, and remain positive and resilient staying connected to and servicing our members and the state remains our priority.  We are determined to rebuild and continue our work to make Queensland the best place to ride a bike.

Stay safe and happy riding, 

Rebecca Randazzo   

Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Nolan

Vice President

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Bicycle Queensland Closed

The Bicycle Queensland office at Lang Parade Milton has been impacted by the recent weather event. The office is closed with arrangements in place to work remotely whilst we wait for the water levels to subside.

The best way to get in touch with us for the next few days is by email. Like many of you, we will be working from home and navigating power outages over the coming days. We will endeavour to respond to your enquiries quickly. 

Please send all membership enquiries to membership@bq.org.au.

Please send all event enquiries to events@bq.org.au.

All other general enquiries to bqinfo@bq.org.au.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to members who have been impacted in recent days.

We know that many of our Brisbane-based members will be keen to help with the clean-up of BQ HQ. But right at the moment, it’s not safe, so please don’t go to Milton.

We would love to have your assistance when the time comes. Stay tuned for when we know more!

Stay safe everyone.

Rebecca,

CEO

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CEO DECEMBER UPDATE

As we approach the end of 2021 – a year that will be remembered for its challenges – BQ has shown such incredible resilience in managing the difficulties and confusion brought about by the pandemic. I wish to acknowledge the great work done by the BQ team to service members and drive our agenda on active travel, cycle tourism, road safety and the environment.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our members and valued volunteers for your ongoing support and engagement during 2021.

The BQ team will enjoy a well-earned break between December 21 and January 10 and return in 2022 focused on delivering key projects and how we best achieve our vision of more people riding more often. I want you to know that BQ will continue to do its part in making Queensland a great place to ride a bike, and we won’t stop looking for new opportunities to improve road safety.

I wish everyone who is part of the Bicycle Queensland community a peaceful, safe and happy festive season.
As always to you, your families and loved ones, stay safe in these unique times and remember to find time to ride your bike.

If you need any tips to get through your summer of riding, check out our resources below.

Santas bike buying guide

How to ride in summer

How to pack your jersey

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Bikeway detours and closures

City Cycle Decommissioning Works

Please see below notifications from Brisbane City Council regarding the decommissioning works of the City Cycle Stations.

Cycle stations affected:

If you have any questions about these works, please visit Council’s website for the latest programs.