The Brisbane Cycling Festival pedals into town
Get ready for a ‘wheelie’ good time.
Gear up for the ride of a lifetime when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls into the river city from 12 March to 5 April.
Now in its second year, the festival is dedicated to increasing participation in recreational cycling and competitive racing, featuring track and road cycling events from club races through to national championships.
Attendees can see some of the world’s best cyclists compete at Oceania Road Championships and the Six-Day Cycling International Series Final, which combines road and elite track cycling with an energetic party atmosphere.
In addition, Cycling Australia will host the Track National Championships including junior, elite and masters level events.
The festival also features several activities for residents and visitors including a mass participation ride across Brisbane to showcase the city.
Cycling Queensland CEO Sean Muir said Brisbane embraced the Brisbane Cycling Festival in 2019 and he looked forward to seeing it flourish again in 2020.
“The introduction of the Brisbane Cycling Festival did a number of things for cycling as a whole throughout Queensland in 2019,” Mr Muir said.
“It brought major national and international events and riders from interstate and overseas to Queensland, again providing more opportunities for those who want to ride or race their bike.
“The Brisbane Cycling Festival continues to aim to get more people active on their bikes, positioning Brisbane as a major cycling tourism destination.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Brisbane Cycling Festival would promote the city’s reputation as a premier cycling destination.
“Brisbane’s strong cycling culture, coupled with our enviable outdoor lifestyle, makes our city the perfect place to stage the Oceania Road Championships,” Mr Schrinner said.
“Participants and supporters can expect a vibrant festival atmosphere in Brisbane, as cyclists of all levels come together for an exclusive ride through our city and surrounds on fully closed roads.”
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the event was a “great win” for Brisbane.
“The Oceania Road Championships will provide an added incentive for junior and elite men’s and women’s road cyclists from across Australia and New Zealand to head to
Queensland and earn Union Cyclist International (UCI) points,” Ms Jones said.
“This event also gives riders opportunities to make the national team – a great incentive for elite athletes.”
In 2019, the Brisbane Cycling Festival attracted more than 11,000 people and delivered $4.7 million and 21,000 visitor nights for the Queensland economy.
For a full a list of events and times visit brisbanecyclingfestival.com