Bicycle Queensland

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Bicycle Queensland is Queensland's cycling community and advocacy group. Despite the similar name it has no formal connection with the Bikeqld email list or web site.

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Events

BQ organises several major events through the year, which provide it with an opportunity to promote cycling, gain membership and earn revenue to fund its other activities.

Bike week

Held in March each year, BQ describes bike week as "the state's major celebration of cycling". It includes the Great Brisbane Bike Ride (with around 3000 participants), Ride to Work Day, and many other activities. BQ's web site has more detailed information [1].

Cycle Queensland

Cycle Queensland is an annual nine day tour through a different scenic part of Queensland in early September each year. It is designed to be accessible to a wide range of people of varying fitness levels, and averages about 70 km per day. More information is available on BQ's web site [2].

Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

A rare opportunity to cycle on the South-East Busway.

The Wilson HTM Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is a popular annual 100km ride from Brisbane to the Gold Coast [3]. The emphasis is on participation rather than competiton. Numbers have grown rapidly since the inaugural ride in 2005, with over 5400 participants in 2007 and an additional 300 opting for the shorter 60 km ride from Beenleigh. The growth is expected to continue, with the principal sponsor keen to see 10000 cyclists on the ride.


Structure

Committee

BQ is run by its management committee, elected each year. In 2006 it also established three new subcommittees, tasked with cycling development and advocacy, membership and events [4].

Staff

As at March 2007 BQ has six full time staff:

A Development Officer position is also expected to be filled shortly.

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