Tour de Brisbane
The Tour de Brisbane is an urban event hosted in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city. The ride is the first of its kind in Australia, with a start and finish in the city center (South Bank) featuring 110km of fully closed city roads. With five technical turns, four expressways, three tunnels, two bridges, and one major mountain climb – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in the Sunshine State of Queensland.
Enhance your Tour de Brisbane experience by taking time to explore the city. Brisbane is geared for the great outdoors with blockbuster events, adventure activities and mouth-watering food. Climb the Story Bridge, cuddle a koala, browse a world-class exhibition, explore craft breweries, cruise or kayak the river or go rock climbing and abseiling with the city as your backdrop.
Make the most of the city’s extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways, with weather that makes cycling a joy all year round. The CityCycle scheme allows you to hire bicycles from stations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to use peddle power to see the sights.
Or join a dedicated cycling tour and discover beautiful bikeways by the river and lush parklands while getting inside information on what makes Brisbane tick. Hit the central business district and take a walking tour that takes in the city’s laneways, fascinating public art and hidden secrets.
Across the river, take a dip in the iconic Streets Beach swimming lagoon, dine at a waterfront restaurant or explore the eye-opening, family-friendly exhibitions and interactive displays in the museums and galleries of the Cultural Precinct – or enjoy a show at the performing arts centre.
Just offshore, cruise across pristine Moreton Bay to discover an island paradise where snorkelling sunken wrecks, sand boarding, surfing, fishing, 4WD-tours, kayaking, wildlife spotting and glamping adventures await. Head inland from Brisbane and discover stunning mountain ranges, World Heritage-listed rainforests, fresh produce and authentic farm experiences.
The Tour de Brisbane Gran Fondo 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 for you : 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 1250m.
Based in the city centre, there’s easy access to the airport, hotels and all the amenities. There’s no better time to come and join the world for a bike ride down under.
The time trial on Thursday will take place in the Brisbane Koala Bushlands Park in Burbanks, south of the city.
The time trial is an up and down course of 20km which is designed so that riders do three up and down loops towards a central intersection where they pass three times before heading back to the finish line. Total elevation of the course is 267m.