Get ready for the ride of your life when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls into the city. The festival will get you psyched up with professional, amateur and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues from 28 March – 14 April 2019. The world’s best track cyclists will descend on Brisbane for the Six Day international series final from 12 – 14 April 2019, combining elite track cycling with an energetic party atmosphere. Not to be outdone, Cycling Australia will host the Track National Championships and National Road Series The Classics showcasing Australia’s elite and emerging cycling talent. The Festival will be supported by a series of activities for residents and visitors including a mass participation ride across the city to showcase Brisbane as a world-class major event and cycling city.
Whether you’re a keen rider or a fan, these events will ensure Brisbane is at the centre of the cycling universe in March – April 2019.
The Tour de Brisbane is set to showcase Brisbane as an international cycling destination to anyone on a bike, from elite riders, to weekend warriors, to families and kids. The event is headlined by the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which is part of the internationally sanctioned series held all over the world.
Our purpose is to raise funds for the Ride for a Metre Matters campaign to promote safe cycling in the city through our partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation.
At its heart, the Tour de Brisbane is designed to bring the community together on two wheels to share some of our city’s iconic landmarks. The unique, closed road, inner city course will be offered over four distances and attract participants of all abilities from all over Australia, Asia and Europe.
The world’s best track cyclists will descend upon Brisbane in April 2019 when the internationally-renowned Six Day Series comes to Australia. A combination of bikes, beats and beers, the Six Day Series takes a traditional form of cycling and mixes it with an exciting party atmosphere to form the ultimate sporting event. With both men’s and women’s competitions across the event, fans can expect household names and fierce competition. World Champions, Olympians and the next generation of cycling superstars make up the field at a typical Six Day event and Brisbane will be no exception.
The Six Day Series in Europe has attracted the likes of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins as well as Australian superstars Callum Scotson and nine-time World Champion Cameron Meyer, who won the Six Day London event in 2017.
The Australian edition of the series will be an action-packed three day event with all the usual Six Day track racing formats including the madison, time trials, derny racing, team eliminations, scratch races and points races in a spectacular arena environment.
Brisbane will host the Track National Championships in Brisbane at the Anna Meares Velodrome until 2021 firmly establishing Brisbane as the home of track cycling. The Track National Championships are the biggest domestic track event in the country, where national champions are crowned. Take a ride to the Anna Meares Velodrome to see some of the nation’s best riders in action and take part in Brisbane’s celebration of cycling.
Australia’s premier domestic road-racing series, the National Road Series, will roll into Brisbane for the first time. Featuring both men’s and women’s teams, the event will see the nation’s elite riders race through high-profile city locations and compete for series championship points.
The race will be delivered by NXsports. If you have any questions about the Brisbane National Road Series: The Classics, call the NXsports team on 1300 282 949.
Brisbane has become a destination for the spectacular outdoors, blockbuster events and mouth-watering food to provide fuel for your festival experience. Abseil down the Story Bridge from dawn, make a champagne toast on a sunset river cruise, or taste the famous Moreton Bay bug. Whether you’re looking to watch the best hit the track or set your own personal record, Brisbane’s year-round blue skies are calling.
Brisbane is a proud cycling city. Make the most of the city’s extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways across the city, with weather that makes cycling a joy all year round. Brisbane has a desire to elevate the opportunities afforded through cycling, be they participatory, for fun and fitness or as a spectator at a world-class event.
Extending your festival adventure comes easy in Brisbane. Start by eating your way through Brisbane’s best breakfasts before browsing the latest exhibition at the famous GOMA. Enjoy a getaway to island paradise, refine your palette with a tasting tour through the city’s craft breweries, or tackle Brisbane’s ultimate bucket list with a koala-cuddling encounter.
Beautiful places, amazing people and experiences – that’s what you can expect throughout Queensland. From epic endurance races, music spectaculars and blockbuster sporting events, find your perfect next challenge and start planning a break around it, where life’s beautiful one day and perfect the next.
Queensland’s balmy weather and spectacular outdoor courses have made it a mainstay of the international endurance event circuit. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, budding amateur or just starting out, Queensland’s calendar of events is packed with opportunities to achieve a personal best.
In Queensland, our events aren’t just events. They’re extraordinary experiences that marry world class sport, culture and entertainment with an astoundingly beautiful natural environment to create unique, life-affirming moments that will stay with you forever.
Glorious sunshine, temperate waters and endless, blue skies provide the perfect stage on which our star performers shine. And it’s all delivered with a generous dose of down to earth, unpretentious charm courtesy of our famously-friendly locals. From bucket list endurance races on the world’s most beautiful beaches through to quirky Outback festivals brought to life by our larrikin locals, let Queensland take you on an eventful journey you’ll never forget.
Cycling Queensland is Cycling from Start to Finish. Dedicated to increasing the participation of recreational cycling, through to competitive racing. Cycling Queensland provides support to its 25 affiliated clubs that are spread from Mount Isa to Murwillumbah. All clubs, members, athletes and coaches are assisted with educational and training workshop opportunities each year.
With a full and exciting events calendar, Cycling Queensland facilitates track and road cycling events from club races through to national championships. With the newest Velodrome in Australia based in Brisbane, the Anna Meares Velodrome has revitalised track cycling in Queensland. This offers opportunities for all abilities to ride and experience the venue where the 2018 Commonwealth Games track cycling events were held.
Aside from developing our Junior athletes through to World Championship superstars, Cycling Queensland supports the beginner cyclist in developing their skills and building their confidence in a fun, supportive and engaging atmosphere.
Cycling Queensland understands that Cycling is a profession, a pastime and a means of transport providing memberships to suit everyone’s needs.
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