4000 riders have signed up for the Granfondo with another 2000 community riders. The race had to be postponed in April for the pandemic but is well scheduled to take place this weekend.
The course starts in the heart of Brisbane at Gregory Terrace and the Brisbane Showgrounds, and begins with a loop through the city, crossing the Brisbane River.
The first part going south out of the city is totally flat on big major roads before returning to the city where the main difficulty of the day is waiting: Mount Coot-tha, a 2km climb at 9% with a top at only 16km before the finish. After the downhill, there are only a few kilometers left. Total elevation is 1368m.
The time trial who had been scheduled earlier had to be dropped because of the pandemic.