Tips for new riders | Brisbane City Council

Tips for new riders

Are you a new rider or wanting to start cycling in Brisbane?  Our tips on this page will help you cycle safely, while having fun and improving your overall health and fitness.

Cycle safely

To cycle safely, read cycling rules, signs and safety tips.

Commuter cycling

Cycling to school, university or work is a healthy and sustainable way to travel.

To find the most direct route to your destination, use our cycling route planner.

If you've never cycled to work before, Bicycle Queensland's Bike Buddies program matches experienced cyclists with new riders to help build their confidence riding to work in Brisbane's Central Business District and selected inner city areas.

End-of-trip facilities

It is important to consider where you can leave your bike at the end of a journey. Bike parking and storage is available across Brisbane. Find out more about bike parking and facilities.

Bike events

Council offers a range of bike skills sessions to help you feel comfortable riding your bike. Find a session to suit you.

Cycling Brisbane

With an extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways and great bike-related events and facilities, Brisbane has some of the best cycle facilities in the country. Sign up for free to Cycling Brisbane to receive exclusive deals and discounts, project updates and much more. Cycling Brisbane also includes a heap of bike rides to try including casual, family and training rides.

01 February 2017