Brisbane in November

by simonofthepiemans   October 11, 2012  

Hello all

I'm going on holiday with the missus in three weeks to Brisbane to stay with some friends, none of whom cycle. I was thinking of trying to hire a bike and get out and about between trips and pre-organised outings. The area I'm staying in is Wynnum West. Does anyone know somewhere I can hire a decent bike for a few days in the city and perhaps some nice routes I can get out of town to so I can go exploring? Any advise much appreciated.

Many thanks

Si

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Number 1
Take your helmet with you, compulsory helmet laws.

Number 2
They have a city bike hire scheme.

Number 3
You can hire a helmet if using the scheme.

Number 4
If you use the scheme but don't want to bring some of Australia's wildlife home with you, refer to Number 1.

http://road.cc/content/news/53713-brisbane-woman-claims-citys-bike-share...

http://www.citycycle.com.au/

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8244 posts]
11th October 2012 - 22:09

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Thanks Simon. Already got my helmet bag ready, waiting and free from insectoids. I want to hire a road bike though if possible, unless there's any good trails round Brisbane. Perhaps both...

posted by simonofthepiemans [11 posts]
11th October 2012 - 22:38

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Hi there,
I've lived in Brissie since 2003, it's a great place to cycle with flat bits, hilly bits, bike paths and MTb trails. Not sure where you can hire decent bikes however check out www.roadgrime.com.au and www.mtbdirt.com.au for some local forums that should be able to supply plenty of info/help.

Bear in Mind it's fecking hot in November, it gets very humid so you need to carry plenty of water. I'd also recommend buying sunscreen when you arrive in oz and getting a sport specific 30+ SPF one as the sun is fierce as hell. Most people ride early in the morning before it heats up. As you will be bayside it will be a bit cooler though.

There are always spare city cycle bikes as no one uses them Devil the hire helmets look a bit Sick

posted by bigant [39 posts]
12th October 2012 - 7:22

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i loved living in Brisvegas for the time i did and i lived at the foot of Mt Coot-tha.

There are heaps of great roads in the surrounding areas and lots of rolling (sometimes strenuous) terrain to get out and about both on a road bike and an Mtb.

They have great cycle paths running alongside the river (past the Gabba) and Mt coot-tha has some great riding and spectacular views.

If they are still running, contact the "Gap cycling club" as they were based just down the road from me and might show you the ropes if you ask nicely!

Have a great time out there.

Mat (jealous)

posted by mathewshotbolt [100 posts]
12th October 2012 - 21:06

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Head over to the Bicycling Network Australia Forum Queensland section and ask there, there will be a few people willing to help out.

Wrong side of Australia for me.

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
14th October 2012 - 3:59

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Cheers for the tips folks. Only four sleeps to go. I'll let you know how I get on.

posted by simonofthepiemans [11 posts]
30th October 2012 - 1:10

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