E-bike your way around Brisbane City and surrounds

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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!  

The basics

With around 3200 e-bikes and e-scooters dotted across the city, snagging a ride is as easy.

  1. Download the Neuron or Beam app on your smartphone and register your details.
  2. Pick up an e-bike or e-scooter from an e-mobility hub or virtual parking zone.

Don't forget that helmets are mandatory. Pop one on your head before setting off.

Now you're ready to get moving!

Fuel up (you not the bike!) - 8am

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.

City to South - 9.30am

Breakfast and coffee ticked off, it’s time to collect your e-bike and roll onto your first destination: 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.  

City sights to New Farm - 11am

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.

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

River views and Brisbane Powerhouse - 12.30pm

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.  

Teneriffe and Newstead - 2pm

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.

Safety first

  • E-bikes and e-scooters go a little faster than your standard push-bike (they’re also pretty quiet), so always be mindful of traffic and pedestrians when riding or scooting.  
  • Slow and steady wins the race! If you’re new to e-bikes and e-scooters take it easy. Get the hang of it all at a slower pace and get to your destination safely.
  • Brake early. An e-bike has more power behind it than your average fixed-gear bike. Brake to slow down well before your intended stop.
  • Helmets are non-negotiable. Protect your head with a helmet.

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**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.

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