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 2800 e-bikes and e-scooters dotted across the city, snagging a ride is as easy as:
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, touring and exploring is best done on a full stomach. Once you’ve arrived in the city, and before you pick up your e-bike, you’ll want to fuel up for your day of two-wheel exploring. Our top tip? Make your way to Burnett Lane and up the stairs to Felix for Goodness where you can be tempted by chocolate sourdough hotcakes or keep it classic with eggs your way on sourdough. Want a coffee to-go? Slide into the Tattersall’s Arcade and order your usual from Marchetti Café.
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 iconic South Bank Parklands. From the Cultural Centre, Fish Lane or a forage in the Epicurious Garden, there’s plenty to see and do 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, as you cruise to your next spot: New Farm. From South Bank Parklands, keep your wheels turning towards the Maritime Museum where you can take the Goodwill Bridge to the City Botanic Gardens, travelling along the river to Howard Smith Wharves, along the Riverwalk to Sydney Street and to New Farm Park and Brisbane Powerhouse. As well as serving some of Brisbane’s best views (Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Story Bridge), you’ll have plenty of spots to stop along the way if you need a moment to rest.
You’ve earned a bite to eat and what better spot to refuel than Mary Mae’s Bar & Kitchen or Bar Alto at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse. Take in uninterrupted river views and an all-day dining menu as you recharge for the next leg. Need more inspiration? Check out our pick of the very best Brisbane cafes and brunch spots by the river.
Round out your e-bike adventure with a final push from the Powerhouse along the Teneriffe Riverwalk and finish at historic Newstead Park. Tap off your e-wheels, tap on to a CityCat or bus to make your way back to your car or onward journey 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.
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