Lycra, basket or dust?

Cyclists Brisbane River

Are you a serious cycler with a full lycra kit, a weekend wheeler with a basket on the front of your bike, or a once-a-year novice with flat tyres and a layer of thick dust?

Whatever type of rider you are, Wednesday 18 October is the perfect day to get on your bike for Ride2Work Day.

Whether you want to ride for fun, fitness, or as a means of active transport, cycling in Brisbane is an enjoyable, healthy and sustainable way to get around. Brisbane has an extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways across the city that connect to schools, local facilities, parks and public transport hubs.

Bike = lean, green machine

Is my bike a clean, green machine? Yes, absolutely. Riding a bike, instead of taking the car, helps reduce congestion, fossil fuel consumption and emissions. Your bike is not just a bike. It's a super green machine helping make Brisbane a more liveable, healthy and sustainable place to live and enjoy. Going green to get around is the single, most effective way we can help transform Brisbane into a sustainable city.

Active travel and commuting

We're doing our part to make active travel, including cycling, an attractive choice for commuting in Brisbane. We've invested $220 million in Better Bikeways for Brisbane which has delivered new pathways, upgrades, bike racks, lighting and signs. Currently 97,000 primary school students from 155 schools have participated in our Active School Travel program and CityCycle has logged more than two million trips since launching in 2010. That equates to a lot less cars on the road and a cleaner, greener environment for everyone to enjoy.

Ride and eat

Join us for Ride2Work Day. Bicycle Queensland will host a free National Ride2Work Day breakfast for bike commuters outside the Brisbane Law Courts. It's a chance for you to recover from your commute, meet other riders and chat with participating groups about bike facilities and resources available in Brisbane. Say hi to the Cycling Brisbane team over breakfast.

More information

Read more about cycling in Brisbane.

Date posted:
Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: green cycling