14km RIVER RIDE
THE ULTIMATE SUNDAY RIDE THROUGH BRISBANE CITY
From the Showgrounds and the Story Bridge to Freeways, Busways and Tunnels closed for riders only once a year – this is an experience not to be missed. The 14km* distance is perfect for adults new to the bike or young guns keen to get in on the action.
Make the most of this great day out by helping us improve the lives of 9/10 Australians. Become a fundraiser and support those impacted by dementia, mental health, heart disease, lung disease and organ transplant. We all know someone who gives us a reason to ride.
River Ride Summary
|Date||Sunday 10 April 2022|
|Start||Gregory Terrace, Brisbane Showgrounds|
|Who Can Ride||All 15km riders must be born in 2011 or earlier|
E-Bikes, Recumbants, and Paracyclists are permitted in the 15km ride
|Minimum Speed||18km/h average speed|
If you are not an AusCycling Member, you will need a One Day Membership.
One Day Memberships are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid AusCycling membership at a cost of $6.60.
If you are participating in more than one event this season, consider becoming an AusCycling Annual Member.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Friday 8 April 2022
Brisbane Cycling Festival Expo 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Pack Collection 12.00pm - 6.00pm
NRS and Oceania Pack Collection 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Spokes 'n Jokes Official Launch Event 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Welcome to Bowen Hills
King Street Criterium 4.00pm - 8.00pm
King Street, Bowen Hills
Saturday 9 April 2022
Oceania and UCI Time Trial Championship From 6.30am
Colour Your Ride 9.00am
Brisbane Cycling Festival Expo 9.00am - 5.00pm
Pack Collection 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 10 April 2022
Pack Collection 5.00am - 8.30am
Marshalling 5.00am - 7.30am
Gregory Terrace, Brisbane
Oceania Elite Men Race Start 5.58am
Oceania U19 Men Race Start 6.02am
Oceania Elite Women Race Start 6.05am
Oceania U19 Women Race Start 6.07am
Duathlon Race Start 6.15am
Gran Fondo M19-34 Race Start 6.30am
Gran Fondo M35-39 Race Start 6.35am
Gran Fondo M40-44 Race Start 6.40am
Gran Fondo M45-49 Race Start 6.45am
Gran Fondo 'Cruisers' Start (20-25km/hr ONLY) 6.50am
Gran Fondo Women (All Age Groups) Race Start 7.00am
Gran Fondo M50-54 Race Start 7.05am
Gran Fondo M55-59 Race Start 7.10am
Gran Fondo M60+ Race Start 7.15am
Fun Run Start 7.15am
Community Fun Run Start 7.15am
Plaza area, outside Governors Pavilion
Gran Fondo Mass Race Start 7.20am
Medio Race Start 7.25am
Oceania Para-Cycling Race Start (Long) 7.30am
Piccolo Race Start 7.40am
Oceania Para-Cycling Race Start (Short) 7.45am
River Ride Race Start 8.10am
Community Ride Start 8.15am
Brisbane Cycling Festival Expo 8.00am - 3.00pm
Oceania and Duathlon Presentations 10.00am
Gran Fondo Age Group Presentations 12.00pm
Featuring fully closed roads and an iconic city-based course, this is a world-class experience on two wheels.
Your favourite course features are back with a world unique inner city ride with multiple river crossings including the Story Bridge.
The course embraces our lifestyle, shows off our unique environment, and reflects our city’s vision to be the world’s most liveable city.
*Note all courses and distances are subject to change until receipt of final approvals from Queensland Police
The Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane is governed by AusCycling policy and rules.
If you are not an AusCycling member, you will need a one day membership to participate in any category at this event.
One day memberships are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid AusCycling number.
Click here to read the Official Tour de Brisbane Nutrition Plan written by Winners.
To request a withdrawal, transfer or refund you must email email@example.com in advance of the event.
Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.
Wave starts will be uploaded after official entries close 10 days prior to the event.
Start lists will be uploaded closer to the event date.
All participants must collect their rider packs between Friday 8 April and Sunday 10 April.
All riders must register prior to entering the marshalling area.
Your registration pack (except Community Ride) includes:
- Bike Sticker
- Two Bib Numbers - One to be worn on the left ribcage and one to be worn on centre of your back.
- Timing transponder
Your Community Ride registration pack includes:
- One bib number
Bag drop is available at the Brisbane Showgrounds adjacent to the Registration.
You can view the Scody sizing guide here: Scody Sizing Guide
Check In and Pack Collection will be open between Friday 8 April and Sunday 10 April 2022 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. See the program here for more details.
You can collect for a friend as long as you have their confirmation message.
The Tour de Brisbane will be held from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April 2022.
The main event rides take place on Sunday 10 April 2022 from the Brisbane Showgrounds with an estimated start at 6.00am.
Italian for big ride, a Gran Fondo is a mass participation cycling event. First started in Europe, Gran Fondos are picking up popularity around the world as thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities get on their bikes.
Gran Fondos feature an active and exciting event base, a scenic and often iconic course, inclusive participation, and a festival atmosphere.
The UCI stands for Union Cycliste Internationale and they are the world governing body for cycling.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series has qualifying events around the world where the top 20% qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships.
We are proud to be a part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.
There is no member organisation required. You will need to purchase additional insurance if you are not an AusCycling member.
National Road Series teams must be approved by AusCycling .
Wave start times for each distance will be finalised in the ten days prior to the event, after official entries have closed.
Excluding the Community Ride, yes each participant receives a timing chip as part of their race pack which is to be stuck on your seatpost.
Times are calculated live and officials sign off on final results by late afternoon of the event.
Both the start and finish line are located on Gregory Terrace adjacent to the Brisbane Showgrounds.
We recommend you leave all valuables at home however if you have a bag and personal belongings you can leave this in the bag storage area whilst you race.
Bag storage is available adjacent to Registration.
Having the event as part of the Brisbane Cycling Festival at the Brisbane Showgrounds means there will be plenty to explore and easy access to heaps of activities, cafes, and shopping.
All teams wishing to set up tents will be asked to do so in the designated areas. With the event operating in the centre of town it is important for the safety and consideration of competitors, spectators and locals that team tents are only erected in permitted areas. Call the office on 1300 282 949 if you would like more information.
Yes – we are working with a wide range of stakeholders including Queensland Health to ensure that we meet all current local, state, and federal guidelines.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series and Gran Fondo are offered in one distance and all starts are organised by age groups.
The Medio and Piccolo are non-competitive recreation rides organised to get you and your mates on the pushy regardless of your pedal power abilities.
The Trek FREE Community Ride is a short non-competitive pedal through the City for the young and the young-at-heart.
The National Road Series represents our nation’s best domestic teams.
Medio, Piccolo, River Ride and Community Riders can marshal and start with your mates.
Gran Fondo riders who wish to start outside their age group can opt to do so and must start in the mass start wave at the end of the Gran Fondo wave program.
Absolutely – everyone is welcome to ride!
If you do not think you can maintain the average speed requirements of the Gran Fondo, we recommend you enter a shorter distance such as the Medio or the Piccolo.
If you are competitive, we recommend you join the Gran Fondo.
Yes, you must be satisfied you will meet the minimum average speed criteria needed to complete your course distance within the road-closure period. There will be multiple curfew points across the course to ensure that your ride is fully supported and the event complies with issued permits.
Gran Fondo – to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 20km/hr minimum.
Medio – to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 18km/hr minimum.
Piccolo – to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 18km/hr minimum.
Community Ride – to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 10km/hr minimum.
More info on not meeting a curfew is available in the terms and conditions.
(1) Riders who choose to bypass Mt Coot-tha will not gain the commensurate distance elsewhere on their ride; their overall ride shall as a result be shorter than the advertised Gran Fondo distance.
(2) Riders who choose to bypass must give way to all riders who are coming off the descent on the approach to Legacy Way return. This will be signed and marshaled, and adequate lines of sight for both sets of riders prior to merge point will be created.
(3) Any rider in the Gran Fondo who chooses the bypass will continue to have their time recorded but will not be eligible for any age group placing and will not be eligible to qualify to the Gran Fondo Championships.
(4) There will be a timing loop at the base of the climb at Simpsons Road and a loop at the summit adjacent to Channel 2 Station; a rider must cross both these loops and complete the full Gran Fondo distance to be recognised in the above placings.
(5) Riders who are behind the advertised speed minimum or curfew time will be asked to use the bypass; the roads must open at the advertised time in accordance with the road closure permit.
Wave start times for each distance will be finalised in the ten days prior to the event, after official entries have closed.
You can use road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, hybrid bikes, and cross bikes.
E-bikes are permitted in the Medio and Piccolo.
Recumbents are permitted in the Medio and Piccolo.
Tandem bikes are permitted in the Medio and Piccolo.
Handcyclists and bike trailers are permitted in the Community Ride.
Time Trial Bikes, and Bikes with tri or aero bars are not permitted.
*Given our curfews for this event are immovable all of the above are contingent in the rider being able to maintain the average speed of each distance.
YES. Full stop.
You are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, this is a very serious safety risk to you and the participants around you.
*National Road Series riders may ride with a team radio in accordance with NRS Regulations.
Feed stations will be announced following the finalisation of the course.
All feed stations will have toilets onsite.
Official entries close 10 days prior to the event.
Yes. The ODM is automatically added to your entry, if you do not have an AusCycling membership.
The event jersey for 2022 will be released shortly.
Yes. All distances have a minimum age for participation.
Gran Fondo – Must be born in 2005 or earlier
Medio – Must be born in 2007 or earlier; e-bikes okay
Piccolo – Must be born in 2009 or earlier, e-bikes and recumbents okay
Community Ride – 7 years old as on the ride day. (kids younger than 6 years old in tag alongs and bike seats accepted)
Age restrictions for each category are defined by the AusCycling Junior Policy
Note: all children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
All Gran Fondo entries are organised by age group.
Your age group is determined by your age as of 31 December 2022 and grouped in five year brackets (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.).
Riders in the Gran Fondo who complete the full ride are eligible to qualify if they finish in the top 20% in their age group.
All times are based off gun time – it is essential that if you intend to qualify for Worlds that you start in your correct wave.
Riders who start in the incorrect wave will not be eligible to qualify.
This event is a major fundraiser for The Common Good, an initiative of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, and is key in funding hours for organ transplant, dementia, heart disease, lung disease and mental health research.
The following policy will apply:
- Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit.
- Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit.
- Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee.
- Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee.
- Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees.
- To receive credit or refund, withdrawals must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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