CityCycle bike hire

CityCycle has played an important role in how our city moves for more than a decade with more than 4 million trips taken.

To deliver more modern travel options that meet the needs of our growing city, Brisbane City Council is preparing to announce the introduction of shared e-bikes from mid-next year, and phasing out the CityCycle scheme over the course of 2021. Find out about the CityCycle decommissioning project.

The new e-bike arrangements will be delivered by companies under permits at no cost to Council, and will start in July 2021. There will be some overlap where CityCycle continues to operate alongside the new shared e-bikes.

To support the change:

  • CityCycle monthly memberships will be free (usage charges apply for trips over 30 minutes)
  • the CityCycle Call Centre will continue to operate its standard hours.

The CityCycle bike hire scheme is a key part of Brisbane City Council's plan to encourage more people to ride bikes. It is an integral part of Brisbane's public and active transport system.

CityCycle helps reduce traffic congestion and ease parking pressures in central Brisbane. The network conveniently links bus, train and ferry connections. It is a great way to get around the inner city and nearby suburbs.

There are up to 2000 bikes and 150 stations located between University of Queensland, St Lucia and Newstead. CityCycle is a quick, affordable and fun alternative to short trips by car, public transport or walking.

Anyone who can ride a bike and is over 17 years of age can use CityCycle. It's easy to join CityCycle with a monthly membership and there are discounts for students. You can also try CityCycle with a casual pass. This gives you access to unlimited 30 minute trips in a 24 hour period.

For more information, visit the CityCycle website or phone 1300 CCYCLE (1300 229 253).

24 hour access

CityCycle is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making it accessible and convenient for residents and visitors.

Courtesy helmets

Courtesy helmets are a great option if you want to take a spontaneous trip on CityCycle. Council provides courtesy helmets on many of the bikes at stations across the network.

Find what you need

More information

Visit the CityCycle website or phone 1300 CCYCLE (1300 229 253) for more information on:

  • how to join
  • helmets, safety tips and how the scheme operates
  • location of CityCycle stations
  • linking your TransLink go card to your CityCycle account.
Last updated: 1 April 2021
Topics: cycling