FAQs Course

Event information sheets (including the Terms and Conditions of Entry) can be downloaded from the Info Sheets page.

If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact Bicycle Queensland.

Tell me about the course

This 100km ride begins at Brisbane's South Bank with an uninterrupted traffic-free start along the South East Busway, which covers 17kms. After exiting the Busway the course then follows a combination of service and suburban roads all the way to the Broadwater Parklands at Southport on the Gold Coast with a couple of rest stops in between.

The 60km Logan to Gold Coast ride begins at Olivers Sports Complex in Eagleby, which is also the site of the first rest stop for the 100km riders. The 60km riders will immediately join the 100km riders.

How do I know which way to ride?

Both the 100km and 60km courses are well signed so you do not need to worry about directing yourself. Signs are erected in every instance where you need to turn, but are not necessarily placed at every single intersection, so if you see no sign then continue straight ahead. On some (but not all) corners there are also police, traffic controllers and/or volunteer marshals to direct riders. While it’s tempting to do, please do not make the mistake of blindly following riders in front of you as there may be non-event riders on the roads who are not necessarily following the event signs.

Is the course flat?

The course is mostly flat (less than 450 metres of climbing over 100km) with only slight inclines along the way. It is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness.

Will there be pace setters?

No, the event is NOT a race.

Will there be rest stops along the way?

There are two official rest stops along the route with water, food, toilets, sunscreen, first aid, mechanics.

Rest Stop 1 - Olivers Sports Complex in Eagleby at 40kms (start site of the 60km ride).

Rest Stop 2 - Coomera State School in Coomera at 80kms.

Can I bring personal refreshments?

It is recommended all riders bring two filled water bottles with them for the start of the ride. Free food items will be served at rest stops - e.g.  Bananas, honey straws, muesli bars or buns. Riders with special dietary requirements or allergies who cannot eat the listed foods are encouraged to bring their own food supplies.

Are there toilets on course?

Toilets are located at the start, at rest stops and the finish site. There are other public toilets along the course.

Will medical help be available on course?

Medical support is available at the start, all rest stops, at the finish site and mobile along the course. Medical conditions that may affect you during the event should be clearly detailed on the reverse of your Rider Bib, including emergency contact details. Course officials are located at regular intervals and should be notified if you have any difficulties during the event.

Will there be mechanical assistance on course?

Mechanical assistance will be available at rest stops and mobile along the course. Please ensure you carry a spare tube and puncture kit. Please note, services are provided for free, but you must pay for consumables.

Is the route cleaned in advance of the event?

Bicycle Queensland works closely with the councils of Brisbane City, Logan City and the City of Gold Coast to ensure that roads along the route are in as good a shape as possible. Several route trips are made and great care is taken to fix potholes, clean glass and debris from the route in advance of event day. In saying that, it would be impossible to remove every single piece of debris – and some can appear on the day itself – so be attentive and take great care when you are riding the route, and make sure you have a spare inner tube on hand in case you do get a flat.

Where do I go to start? How do I access the start? (100km riders)

For those riding 100km, you will start at South Bank on Grey St (red 30kph+ and orange 25-30kph groups) or Russell St (blue <25kph). There will be marshals and signage on the day to direct you to your starting zone. A map will be released to show people how to access the start site closer to the event.

Where do I go if I am in the VIP / Sponsor start area?

The VIP/Sponsor start zone is on Grey St, in between South Brisbane train station and QPAC. Access is only via the QPAC cultural courtyard (from the river side of QPAC).  Access to this area is limited to those with a silver “VIP” bike bib. Volunteer marshals will be in place to assist with this – they cannot make exceptions on the day. If your company is an event sponsor and you have not received a grey bike bib, contact your workplace event coordinator directly to enquire about availability of company entries – Bicycle Queensland is not responsible for allocating these.