Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Bike Week 2012

Home > Brisbane > Cycling | Family | Fun for Children | Free | Fun Things To Do | Health and Fitness | Kids | Outdoor | Singles and Dating | Sport
by West End Girl (subscribe)
I'm an inner-city rambler who's happy to share my best finds with you. Subscribe to my articles to read interesting things and possibly win excellent stuff.
Event: -
bike week photo by west end girl
Lycra lovers, Sunday cyclists, fixie fanatics and all who love the deadly treadly: prepare your pedals for this year's Bike Week, coming to a spot near you from the 10th to the 18th of March.

A Bicycle Queensland initiative that gets bigger and better every year, Bike Week is an opportunity for everyone from cycling fanatics to raw novices to get on their bikes. More than twenty fun, healthy and (mostly) free events are on offer, so pretty much everybody should be able to find something that appeals.

Highlights will include the Babies on Bikes Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday 11th March, a Lazy Sunday Cycle on the same day (see my previous article on the Lazy Sunday concept for more info), and a bicycle tour of Brisbane's monuments on Saturday the 17th.

There's even an evening of 10-speed dating for those single cyclists looking for love. Just bring your bike and helmet, go for a leisurely ride, then finish up at a West End cafe where you can chat and perhaps meet the rider of your dreams.

Old favourites like Ride to Work Day and the Mt Coot-tha Challenge will return, plus there are road-racing events for those who love the skinny wheels. You can get a free session at an indoor riding centre, or learn about bike maintenance and more at a women's riding seminar.

Personally, I'm looking forward to heading off to the Bike Orienteering day at Wavell Heights. I've tried bike orienteering for the past two years courtesy of Bike Week, and it's great fun.

My sense of direction is appalling, my map-reading skills non-existent (there's a reason I live in the inner-city), but it's a hoot pedalling around the checkpoints, clipping your card and trying to find your way back to the start. Last year, my group took so long to finish that the organisers' stall had pretty much packed up by the time we trundled in, but, what the hey, we all had a fine old time.

Visit the Bike Week program for all the details and to make a booking. These events are always super-popular (and some may require training to do your lycra justice), so check it out soon and get yourself organised.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  16
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? To celebrate the two-wheeled way
When: 10-18 March
Where: All over Brisbane (and some regions)
Cost: Mostly free
Your Comment
More Brisbane articles
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Related
by Trev M on 07/04/2011
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions