Cycling Brisbane

A family cycling through a park

Brisbane City Council’s Cycling Brisbane program provides free workshops, events and resources to encourage people of all ages and abilities to ride more as part of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Brisbane is already a great place for riding and is improving with Council’s continued investment in active transport infrastructure. 

It's all part of our plan to make active transport in Brisbane easier, safer and more accessible for everyone. 

Benefits of riding

Riding a bike is great way to get around Brisbane but also provides a range of benefits to you and the whole community. 

Research has found that riding a bike regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems and can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis.  It is also fun, cheap and great for the environment.

Find out more by visiting the Better Health Channel website.

Workshops and events

Discover our full program of free Cycling Brisbane workshops and events. View upcoming events below. To see all Cycling Brisbane events for a specific date or date range, or to see a specific event, you can filter your search.

Wed 26 Jun 2024, 8:30am
Free

Riding's more fun on two wheels - in just one session our friendly trainer will help your young one make the transition from training wheels to two wheels, and...

Shaftesbury Street Park, Tarragindi

Wed 26 Jun 2024, 9:30am
Free

Riding's more fun on two wheels - in just one session our friendly trainer will help your young one make the transition from training wheels to two wheels, and...

Shaftesbury Street Park, Tarragindi

Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10:30am
Free

This course is suitable for young riders who can ride confidently on two wheels. Through riding-based games and fun activities your child will learn the skills...

Shaftesbury Street Park, Tarragindi

Thu 27 Jun 2024, 10:00am
Free

Open BMX skills session. Suitable for all ability levels, this session will build your confidence and provide tips and tricks on how to ride safely and have fun...

Bracken Ridge BMX facility, Fitzgibbon

Thu 27 Jun 2024, 11:15am
Free

Open BMX skills session. Suitable for all ability levels, this session will build your confidence and provide tips and tricks on how to ride safely and have fun...

Bracken Ridge BMX facility, Fitzgibbon

Sat 29 Jun 2024, 7:30am
Free

For riders that can ride but want to improve skills for off-road. Session is held on grass only. Presented as part of Council’s Cycling Brisbane program.

Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area

Sat 29 Jun 2024, 8:45am
Free

For confident riders that want to experience riding off-road. Presented as part of Council’s Cycling Brisbane program.

Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area

Sat 29 Jun 2024, 10:00am
Free

For riders that ride mountain bike single trail regularly and want to improve their skills. Presented as part of Council’s Cycling Brisbane program.

Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area

Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9:00am
Free

Take in the city's industrial past as you ride past the CSR refinery and multiple woolstores on your way through Teneriffe. Your chance to ride across the new...

Teneriffe Ferry Terminal

Riding in Brisbane guide

Brisbane has an extensive network of bikeways and shared paths spread across the city. Whether you’re looking for a path to get to work, to your local shops, or even for a relaxing weekend ride with the family, Brisbane’s bikeways can help you get there.

The Riding in Brisbane guide is packed with handy tips and resources to help you ride around safely and confidently. 

Download the:

Community support

As part of Council's commitment to making riding more accessible, we support community organisations that encourage people to ride.

TRACTION is a community-based charity that aims to spark young people's potential by delivering hands-on learning and mentoring programs that help empower at-risk young people to develop the practical and personal skills they need to thrive. 

The program allows participants to build self-esteem and find a sense of belonging, discover their potential through practical skill development, like bike building. 

Since starting the program in 2015, TRACTION has helped more than 2,000 young people. 

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