13SepAll DayCancelledBrisbane to Gold Coast Cycle ChallengeOne of QLD's biggest charity bike ridesCOVID-19BrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational
Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is QLD’s biggest bike ride and raises awareness of the health benefits of cycling! The
Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is QLD’s biggest bike ride and raises awareness of the health benefits of cycling!
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is Bicycle Queensland’s largest event, with thousands of riders joining to ride the 60 or 100km route between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Riders are split into a number of self-assessed average speed categories to help with traffic control along the way. There will also be a women’s peloton. The courses are flat with some small undulations. The 100km riders will have only 700m of elevation gain, with the only major crest occurring in the first 10km. After that, it is only minor lumps to enjoy.
The 100km ride starts off with a traffic-free start along the South East Transit Busway. This is unique in that when leaving the Brisbane Convention Centre, you’ll then be taking a series of tunnels that take you under Vulture Street before coming up next to The Gabba, then turning South to run parallel with the Pacific Motorway. This would be the only time available to travel down this section of road, as it is normally only used by the buses. The ride then travels for 15 km down the SET to Eight Mile Plains. The course follows a combination of service and suburban roads all the way to Broadwater Parklands at Southport on the Gold Coast.
The First Stop is at Eagleby where the 60km riders will join in. There is a second stop at the 80 km mark (approx 20km from the Gold Coast).
There is a series of pre and post ride transport options available at the end of the event. You can either travel by train with your bike or by bus (where your bike will be loaded onto an accompanying enclosed truck which will follow your bus>
This is a great opportunity to ride some of the Southeast Transit busway system as well as enjoy some of the rural expanses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The weather in Brisbane during this time of year, is just before the start of the wet season, so you can expect days from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. If you’re unlucky, there may be some heavy rain, so it might be a good idea to carry a light jacket or a gilet.
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge supports a combination of five charity partners. These are: Beyond Blue, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Heart Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Smiling for Smiddy.
You’ll find other great cycling events, like Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.
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