Where to Ride in Brisbane

Cycling Brisbane is Brisbane City Council’s free membership program that aims to make it easier for everyone to choose to ride a bike in the city. Sign up to receive regular updates including information on new bikeways and free bike skills workshops, and to take advantage of exclusive discounts to bike shops and other retailers to help keep you riding. 

Brisbane has an extensive and growing network of bikeways and shared pathways. Unless signed otherwise, you can also ride on footpaths provided you give way to people walking. To view the bikeway network go to Cycling Brisbane’s online map. For help with planning your next journey you can email cyclingbrisbane@brisbane.qld.gov.au

New to riding?

Hamilton to Newstead: the Lores Bonney Riverwalk provides an off-road riverside connection from Brett’s Wharf Ferry Terminal to Breakfast Creek. You can also ride on a shared path over the creek and into Newstead Park.  

Kedron Brook Bikeway (choose anywhere from Mitchelton to Toombul):  Choose a section of this bikeway that is convenient for you, and enjoy riding along one of Brisbane’s best separated paths. The picturesque route connects with picnic spots, playgrounds, cafes, sports clubs, schools and child care centres. 

Learn more about easy riding around New Farm and access to the City Centre, and the Kedron Brook Bikeway.

Hire a bike

CityCycle is Brisbane’s bike share scheme, which makes bikes available for low cost hire. There are 150 docking stations available across the city centre, stretching from Newstead to West End and Toowong. 

CityCycle bike hiring and returning is available 24 hours 7 days a week.

Located in close proximity to each other, every CityCycle station has a minimum of 10 bike racks making it an easy, reliable and convenient transport option.

Once you’ve purchased a CityCycle Membership or Casual Pass, you can hire and return a bike at any CityCycle station within the network. You can ride all day for free, as long as the bikes are returned within half-hour intervals. After this half-hour of free use expires, a usage fee applies.

Already ride?

Woolloongabba to University of Queensland or the city centre: The new Woolloongabba Bikeway provides a protected separated space between Ipswich Road and South Bank. The bikeway connects with the Goodwill Bridge (no vehicles) to the city centre via the riverside Bicentennial Bikeway. If heading to the University of Queensland, turn left onto Annerley Road, which provides a protected separated space for some of the journey, and widened on-road bike lanes up to Gladstone Road. Cross the road to connect with the separated bikeway to the university via the Eleanor Schonell Green Bridge.  

Western suburbs to city centre: The Centenary Bikeway provides separated access from the western suburbs towards Toowong. From there, join Sylvan Road to link with the Bicentennial Bikeway that runs alongside the river towards the city centre. 

Learn more about riding from the southern suburbs and western suburbs to the city centre, and the Bicentennial Bikeway.

Further information

To find out more about riding in Brisbane, including planning your route, go to Cycling Brisbane’s website:

Cycling Brisbane – http://www.cyclingbrisbane.com.au

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