5 Fun Ways to Cycle around Brisbane

Brisbane is blessed with a number of dedicated bike paths and cycling tours that wind their way through some of Queensland’s most picturesque locations.

If you’re looking for a fun way to keep fit and cycle around Brisbane, these cycling tours are certain to get you back on your bike this summer.

1. Foodies aboard to Eat Street Markets

If you’re a social rider aged over 50 with a love for food this steady paced cycling tour is definitely for you. 

Making its way through New Farm Park via the boardwalk to Teneriffe and New Stead House, the Foodies aboard to Eat Street Markets cycle tour visits some of Brisbane’s most stunning locations. 

If that alone is not enough of an incentive, the tour will take you on a journey to the famous Eat Street Markets in Hamilton where you’ll get to sample some delicious fare to the sound of great live acts. 

Feel free to bring along your own bike or hire one from Brisbane By Bicycle for the reasonable fee of $15. 

No bookings required, simply meet at the Rotunda at New Farm Park for an evening of fun and food.

2. Full Moon River Ride

The Brisbane city skyline in the evening is a sight every Brisbane resident should see. 

Free for all ages, the Full Moon River Ride takes cyclists on a starlit journey through the South Bank Parklands, New Farm and the Botanic Gardens. 

No bike? No worries. Bikes and cycling equipment are available for hire for $15 per person upon prior request. 

Meet the group at the Wheel in South Bank for an exciting night of cycling by the full moon.

3. Secrets of Brisbane Cycling Tour

Are you over 50 and have always wanted to play tourist in your own city? With the Secrets of Brisbane cycling tour you’ll cycle through some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks while learning a little bit about each. 

Discover the history behind Kangaroo Point, the Story Bridge, New Farm, Teneriffe, Eagle Street Pier and the Botanic Gardens when you take part in this thrilling tour. 

Bikes and equipment are available for hire for those without their own. Simply meet tour leader Ross at the Wheel in South Bank to discover the secrets of Brisbane. 

4. Mini River Loop

If you’re keen to ease your way into cycling or you just want a short joyride, the Mini River Loop is fun for all. 

Heading along the Brisbane River on the Bicentennial Bikeway through the beautiful neighborhoods of St Lucia, Sir William McGregor Drive, Dutton Park and back through South Bank, this cycling tour is a free enjoyable ride that won’t take up the whole day.

 No need to book, just meet at the QUT side of the Goodwill Bridge with your bike or hire one for the tour.

5. Two Bridges Ride

Free for all ages, the Two Bridges Ride takes cyclists under the Story Bridge, through New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead and Hamilton before travelling across the Gateway Bridge. 

With plenty of rest stops along the way – including a well-earned coffee break – this three hour ride is perfect for those with confidence riding on roads. 

Bikes are available for hire if arranged earlier, otherwise turn up with your bike near the playground at the Captain Burke Park.

Note: Brisbane City Council bikes can also be hired for $2/day upon registration. Look for your nearest council hire location before meeting your guides.

Words by Emily Russ