Cycling in Brisbane

Brisbane has an extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways across the city that connect to schools, local facilities, parks and public transport hubs. 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. The information below will help you improve your riding technique, plan your journey, learn about bikeway projects, locate key facilities and most of all have fun on your bike.


Sign up to Cycling Brisbane

Cycling Brisbane is an award-winning free membership-based program to encourage people of all ages and abilities to cycle more often. Sign up to Cycling Brisbane to access special members-only deals and discounts from our sponsoring businesses and receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on everything cycling.

New to riding in Brisbane

Build your cycling confidence, etiquette and skills by booking in to one of our free bike skills sessions. Whether you are new to riding, new to Brisbane, or a lapsed rider, there are various skills sessions to help you get on your bike, including sessions for cycling in traffic, riding as a family, mountain biking and bike maintenance.

Cycling Brisbane Route Planner

Use the Cycling Brisbane Route Planner to find out how to get to your destination by bike, or use the Riding in Brisbane guide for route ideas.

Bike parking and facilities

Council has bike shelters, cyclepods and sheltered bike parking in Brisbane. Find a list of their locations, operating hours and how to apply for an access card.

CityCycle bike hire

Hire a bike and cycle around Brisbane with CityCycle. Find out about bike hire costs, the closest CityCycle station to you, how to link your membership to your Translink go card and more.

Cycling rules, signs and safety tips

There are many shared paths and bikeways in Brisbane. Find cycling rules, signs and road markings used on cycle paths and bike tracks to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe.

Bikeway and pathway projects

Council is continuing to add to and improve Brisbane's bikeway network. Find out about the latest shared pathway projects currently underway across Brisbane.

Rides to try

Explore parts of Brisbane that we think are great for cycling adventures. From bay to forest, there is an adventure for all ages and abilities.

Mountain bike riding on Mt Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha Forest offers an extensive network of diverse tracks and trails to cater for mountain biking activities. Find out the best trails to suit you and your skill level.

Bikeway closures and detours

Find out about bikeway and shared pathway closures or detours that are happening across Brisbane's bikeway network.

Cycling plans and resources

Council is committed to improving Brisbane's active transport network and encouraging people to use active transport options. Find out more about Council's plan to ensure Brisbane is a clean, green, active and healthy city.

Cycling to school, university or work

Find helpful commuting tips, bike routes and cycling information.
This program is a great way for children to get active and healthy, learn valuable road safety skills, spend time with friends and family, and help make our city cleaner and greener. It provides a range of free resources and materials to enable parents, school staff and children to walk, cycle, car pool or use public transport to get to or from school.