There are so many good reasons to ride. Riding a bike is a great way to reduce stress while heightening mental clarity and, it costs you less! Before you start riding, watch the below video which busts just a few myths around riding a bike in Brisbane!
Cycling Brisbane asked its 17,000 members why they like riding a bike, and there was one stand out response: because it helps them to be healthy. Research has also found that riding a bike regularly can help to protect you from serious diseases including:
Riding a bike has so many health benefits! The good news is that Brisbane City Council supports residents to be active and healthy. Want to get started? Sign up to one of our free Get Fit, Have Fun – Ride a Bike workshops.
Are you sick of being stuck in traffic? Join thousands of others making the switch from car to bike. Council research based on Census figures found that the number of people riding a bike to work in Brisbane’s city centre more than doubled (123%) between 2006 and 2016.
Through the Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program, Council is investing $100 million over four years to 2020 on bikeways. This includes the new Woolloongabba Bikeway that creates a separated lane for bike riders. More than 600 bikes fit onto the same road space as 60 cars, so it’s a very efficient way to help reduce congestion while also creating a route that is safe and convenient for riding. Keep up with the new bikeways near you by joining Cycling Brisbane to receive monthly updates.
Cycling Brisbane’s qualified instructors can help you learn to ride in traffic. Book into one of our free Get There By Bike workshops.
According to the RACQ, the average running costs for a medium-sized new car is $202.87 every week. That’s around $10,500 every year. You can check how much your car costs to run using 2017 prices. Replacing some of your journeys by bike will reduce how much you spend on driving. The more you drive, the more money it will cost you.
If you’d like to buy a new bike or need accessories, join Cycling Brisbane and benefit from our partner discounts.
Every time you choose to go by bike you are joining thousands of others in making a good choice for Brisbane. Riding a bike uses less energy and resources than driving. Riding is also a more efficient use of space than driving, which helps to protect our precious bushland, parks and waterways. Council’s Clean, Green and Sustainable states that choosing green transport is the single, most effective way we can help transform Brisbane into a sustainable city.
You can start by making small journeys by bike. Cycling Brisbane is running a series of events called In Your Neighbourhood to help residents find out more about how they can use their bikes locally.
Cycling Brisbane is an award winning program that supports people of all ages and abilities to start riding, and to ride more often. Join thousands of others who are already Cycling Brisbane members – it’s free!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for free today and start reaping the rewards.