Social Rides on Brisbane’s Northside

Here’s hoping that someone knows someone.

Background: Week before last, I received a phone call from Stephen Byrne, asking about social bike rides on the northside of Brisbane or in the city. I didn’t know of any off-hand (and CBD BUG doesn’t run any) but I wrote down his email address and told him I’d do some poking around and email the results to him.

Which of course, leads us here: I wrote down the address incorrectly, and all the obvious alternatives to the address came up as failures.

So, instead, I’m stuffing this message into the ol’ blog-bottle and am hoping that this information gets to where it needs to go.

Stephen, this one’s for you:

You mentioned you were after some social bike rides in the City or Northside, preferably not on road. I haven’t found any pointers to exactly what you’re after, but:

  1. Gap Cycles in The Gap (Waterworks rd) has a number of rides, including a 6am recreational ride – you’ll need to call them for more info on 3300 3098.
  2. Lifecycle on Petrie Tce in the City run Saturday morning rides, but I don’t know how beginner-friendly they are. Calling them on 3831 2611 might get you more.
  3. The Brisbane Bicycle Touring Association runs rides on Saturdays for all experience levels, but again, is on the road in starting in Windsor.
  4. Victor Cycles on Margaret St in the City also run rides, but they’re really aimed more at the intermediate to experienced road rider. Included more for the sake of comprehensiveness
  5. Similarly, the Road Grime forums are aimed at the training rides, but give you more of an idea of what’s out there.
  6. The OurBrisbane listing shows the longer rides and duplicates some of the above info.
  7. OurBrisbane also has a list of BCC rides – lots of bikeways, so off-road, but not many social rides take to them. It’s more of a find-a-group-of-friends-with-bikes deal.
Other places to ask/look is on the BikeQld mailing list (see www.bikeqld.org.au) or give the BCC call centre a ring and ask for their book of bike maps and suggested rides (which is pretty much what you’ll find on the OurBrisbane site, but it’s easier to carry than a computer.)

There you are, then. Late, and not as much help as you’d think, but there.

That being said, if there’s a reader that knows more, please, please, please drop a comment below.

Cheers,

Sebastian

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2 Responses to Social Rides on Brisbane’s Northside

  1. Liam says:

    Just a further comment regarding the Road Grime forum. Yes, many of the rides on that forum are training rides with many organised by racing cyclists. However they don’t have to be. The Road Grime forum is available for all types of riders to use to find/arrange/plan rides. All riders welcome!

  2. Liam says:

    Just a further comment regarding the Road Grime forum. Yes, many of the rides on that forum are training rides with many organised by racing cyclists. However they don’t have to be. The Road Grime forum is available for all types of riders to use to find/arrange/plan rides. All riders welcome!

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