It seems that two wheels are now better than four with Brisbane seeing a 17 per cent rise in foot and bike traffic in the wake of social distancing. So, whether you are a seasoned cyclist who regularly slaps on the lycra or a local wanting to get outside more, Brisbane City Council has compiled a list of the best Brisbane bike rides to try.
If you are a beginner and want a leisurely and safe ride that gives you plenty of sights along the way, then Kangaroo Point Bikeway might be the ride for you. Beginning at Captain Burke Park, beneath the Story Bridge, this stress-free stretch connects to the Woolloongabba Bikeway and the Brisbane CBD with more than 3km of scenic riverside riding.
Or, why not have a crack at the Brisbane River loop? This is a real enthusiasts’ ride, combining about 40km of bikeways and on-road riding through some of Brisbane’s busiest and most popular precincts, including South Brisbane, Brisbane City, Milton, Toowong, St Lucia and West End. This ride is hands down Brisbane’s most popular loop for bike riders with a bit more experience. Expect plenty of choice for coffee stops on the way!
For a peaceful ride through the City Botanic Gardens, try out the new Riverwalk, beginning at the City Reach Boardwalk near Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge. Cruise along the busy riverfront precinct filled with bars and restaurants, before you arrive at the at the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street where the Riverwalk takes you across the water and into the City Botanic Gardens.
If you need help with where to ride, map out your trip with Cycling Brisbane’s Route Planner or view more of Brisbane’s best bikeways and rides at the Cycling Brisbane website. Do not forget that social distancing rules still applies when out bike riding.
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