There’s a new way to explore Brisbane with shared e-bikes joining our e-scooters on the streets. What better way to sight-see in our own backyard than tapping on and setting off on two e-wheels?
Take a little inspiration from our top tips for an awesome day out exploring inner Brisbane, by electric bike or scooter!
With around 3200 e-bikes and e-scooters dotted across the city, snagging a ride is as easy.
Don't forget that helmets are mandatory. Pop one on your head before setting off.
Now you're ready to get moving!
Although e-bikes and e-scooters require less effort than push bikes or scooters, you'll want to fuel up for your day of two-wheel exploring. Grab a pastry from Lune in Burnett Lane, or order a coffee-to-go from Georgio's Cafe at 300 George Street, Brisbane City.
Breakfast and coffee ticked off, it’s time to collect your e-bike and roll onto your first destination: South Brisbane. Use our inner-city cycling connections to make your way to South Brisbane. From the Cultural Centre precinct, Fish Lane or a forage in the Epicurious Garden at South Bank Parklands, there’s plenty to see and do on this side of the CBD. View the large murals painted on the pillars of the Merivale Bridge from Boundary Street, or the collection of vibrant street art in Fish Lane. Ride a little further to discover the colour and creativity of West End where you can enjoy a pit stop at an array of cafes or pubs.
Enjoying the fresh air too much to stop? We’ve got you! Cruise to your next spot: New Farm.
From the South Bank Parklands, keep your wheels turning towards the Maritime Museum. Take the Goodwill Bridge to the City Botanic Gardens and then travel along the river to Howard Smith Wharves. From there, head along the Riverwalk to Sydney Street to beautiful New Farm Park and Brisbane Powerhouse. As well as including some of Brisbane’s best views (Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Story Bridge), this route provides plenty of spots to stop and rest along the way.
You’ve earned a bite to eat! What better spot to refuel than Mary Mae’s Bar & Kitchen or Bar Alto at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse. Take in uninterrupted river views, eat and recharge for the next leg. Need more inspiration? Check out our article on the best Brisbane cafes and brunch spots by the river.
Round out your e-bike adventure with a final push from the Brisbane Powerhouse along the Teneriffe Riverwalk and finish at Waterfront Park, near Gasworks Plaza. Tap off and park your e-wheels at one of Brisbane City Council's e-mobility parking hubs. Tap onto a Council CityCat or bus to make your way back to your Brisbane City or home.
Whether it’s an Insta worthy adventure, a day out with the kids or exploring new corners of Brisbane with friends, there’s a ride for you across our growing network of bikeways. Find the best bikeway and rides for you at Cycling Brisbane.
On the go? Download the Brisbane app today to discover and share the best things to see and do around Brisbane.
**This article was updated in January 2024.**
Editor's note: The featured content in Brisbane Explore is created to inspire residents and visitors to plan a day out exploring Brisbane. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this article.