The Brisbane Cycling Festival is on again, with Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary cycling event incorporating the 2024 Oceania Cycling Championships returning from 1 March – 14 April, 2024.
The 2024 Brisbane Cycling Festival will deliver fun and excitement at every level for all ages, with bike riding clinics for children, family friendly rides, and the fastest track cyclists in Australia at the 2024 AusCycling Track National Championships.
The 2024 festival will also culminate in feature event Tour de Brisbane, taking riders of all ages and abilities on a tour of fully closed roads through Brisbane.
Off the bike, the Brisbane Showgrounds and King St precinct will again host the popular Festival Village weekend, including the Active Lifestyle Expo presented by AusCycling from April 12-14.
AusCycling Chief Executive Officer Marne Fechner said the festival offers an experience like no other in Australia.
“Brisbane Cycling Festival continues to go to strength to strength, and now with a three-year funding commitment from Brisbane Economic Development Agency and Tourism and Events Queensland, we’re looking forward to growing the festival into Australia’s biggest celebration of life on a bike,” Fechner said.
“With some exciting new additions, we will be delivering an expanded program in 2024, and of course the Expo and Track National Championships return as centrepieces of the festival.
“The Expo attracts industry-leading exhibitors from across Australia and around the world, and the AusCycling Track National Championships will again deliver highquality racing, offering a once-in-a-lifetime spectator experience for anyone from the hardened cycling fan to the casual festival goer”.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane was fast becoming known as Australia’s cycling capital thanks to the international event.
“The Brisbane Cycling Festival is a world-class event, giving elite riders and enthusiasts of every ability the chance to explore the city on two wheels,” Cr Schrinner said.
“We’re proud to continue to support this event that inspires the community to be more active and take advantage of Brisbane’s bikeways and active transport, from our bridges and river walks to cycle paths.”
Minister for Tourism and Sport Stirling Hinchcliffe said the 2024 Brisbane Cycling Festival will inject millions into the local economy.
“This is further confirmation that Brisbane is the major sports event capital of Australia, attracting thousands of athletes and their supporters to the region, who will extend their stay to enjoy unforgettable Queensland visitor experiences,” he said.
“The 2024 Brisbane Cycling Festival is expected to deliver more than 5,000 visitors to Queensland and contribute more than $12 million to the Queensland economy.
“The events diversity and inclusiveness and its promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle has seen it become an annual fan favourite on the It's Live! in Queensland events calendar.
“With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games nine years away, the global spotlight is on Brisbane as the destination of choice for world-class major sporting events.”
A full program of events will be released in the coming months.
The Brisbane Cycling Festival is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, through Brisbane Economic Development Agency and the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.