It’s going to be quite a busy weekend for cycling events around Brisbane. Not in terms of races, or even big mass–participation rides, just interesting local stuff organised by motivated individuals and open to all-comers.
On Saturday morning there’s Two Wheels to Work, a “peer-to-peer, community led project connecting cyclists with non-cyclists to encourage bike commuting.”
If you’re interested in commuting by bike, helping somebody else to do so, or just mixing with other commuting cyclists, come along to Kurilpa Park (between the Kurilpa Bridge and William Jolly Bridge) for the breakfast any time between 8:30 am and 11:00 am.
Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to 0415 175 930 to make sure there’s enough food for everybody, and if you’re interested in arranging a trial commute beforehand (as either a new commuter, or to show somebody else the ropes).
On Sunday morning there will be another Pushies Galore event, following up on the successful event a few months ago. This time the event will only be about swapping and selling bikes and related items, not the “show ‘n’ shine” that the last event included.
The event will be at Holland Park Bowls Club, Abbotsleigh Street this Sunday 10am to 1pm.
There will be a CBD BUG bike bus leaving the Ship Inn Hotel at the South Bank end of the Goodwill Bridge at 9.30am for a relaxed ride to the event, using the South–East Freeway bikeway and quiet back streets.
Also on Sunday morning is the Lazy Sunday Cycle, a casual and fun ride around town. As the name indicates, nobody will be going too fast, and families are welcome.
Meet at Brett’s Wharf City Cat Terminal (on the footpath on Kingsford Smith Drive next to the cycle parking pod) at 9.30am ish for a 10am start. The ride will be broken into two parts: first a 6 km loop eastwards, then heading in to New Farm Park.