October, 2021

17OctAll DayBrisbane to Gold Coast Cycle ChallengeOne of QLD's biggest charity bike ridesBrisbaneState:QLDDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,MixedDistance:41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

Ride Details

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. 

This event starts in 2 different locations. The 60km riders start from the Olivers Sports Complex in Eagleby. The 100km riders start from South Bank, just south of the Brisbane CBD.

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 at Eleanor Schonell Bridge (Green Bridge) at UQ with an uninterrupted traffic-free 17km start along the South East Busway. After exiting the Busway the course then follows a combination of service and suburban roads all the way to the Broadwater Parklands at Southport on the Gold Coast with a couple of rest stops in between.

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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Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is QLD’s biggest bike ride and raises awareness of the health benefits of cycling!


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