Cycling in Brisbane

Brisbane cycling

The city of Brisbane offers a great place to cycle. Off road bikeways and cycle paths are constantly being constructed due to the popularity of this sport. Some of the main thoroughfares in the city offer cycle paths alongside the road.

Adjacent to the South East Freeway is a bikeway that can only be used by bicycles and is known as the South-East Bikeway. This bikeway connects with the Bicentennial Bikeway which travels along the river all the way to the Toowong suburb.

Brisbane Cycling

The Moreton Bay Cycle way goes all along the coast although not yet fully connected. All together the city of Brisbane offers over 1,000 kilometres of bikeways in and around the city. Cycling is one of the most popular recreational activities in Brisbane. Some of the most popular paths follow the river, bay and go through the city’s most renowned suburbs.

Brisbane Cycle

In the city there is the City Cycle scheme where bikes can be hired for free for 30 minutes at a time. To use the system does require registration and a small quarter or annual fee.



One of the favourite paths to venture on is the Boondall Wetlands bike path. This region offers flat stretches that extend toward the Boondall Wetlands. Parking is available at the information centre and the trail extends through mangroves, grasslands and marshes.The bike track connects to a bike path from Nudgee Beach that goes past the golf course. Migratory birds can often be spotted along the track between the months of September and March.



Bicentennial Bikeway
The Bicentennial Bikeway follows the river from the CBD, through the City Botanic Gardens, along Coronation Drive to Toowong and then through to the University of Queensland in St Lucia. Use the Go Between Bridge to cross the river to South Brisbane.

Bicentennial Bikeway


Griffith University Nathan Campus bike routes
Access Griffith by bike via the South East Freeway bikeway or cycle underpass from Mount Gravatt Campus. Bike lanes along Troughton Road provide access from Coopers Plains, Robertson and Sunnybank. The Nathan Campus also adjoins Toohey Forest with many walking trails, picnic and play areas.


King George Square Cycle Centre
The King George Square Cycle Centre has end of trip facilities for cyclists that includes secure parking, showers and lockers. Entry to the centre is from Roma Street.
RBWH Cycle Centre
End of trip facilities are also available at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital at Herston and open to everyone. Upstairs is a major bus stop of the Northern Busway.

Date posted: 28th November, 2017

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