The go-to ride for hundreds of Brisbane cyclists and triathletes. This is the route used for group 2 of our Funky Friday ride. With the Queen St wharf development going on, we have re-routed the start to stay on the South Bank side of the river and cross at the Go Between bridge to join onto the Bi-centennial bikeway.
This is a great introduction to hill riding for those who haven’t ridden hills much before. Easy grades, quiet, local, no-through roads and a choice of distance make this a very flexible option. Upper Brookfield Rd is the long finger at around 20km return with an elevation gain of 200m. The climbs are suitable for riders of all abilities. The second finger is Savages Rd, a left turn off Gold Creek Rd covering a further 10km return. Returning from Savages Rd, turn left onto Gold Creek Rd to complete finger number 3, another 10km, back to the starting point at the Brookfield General Store for coffee and breakfast in the sunshine on the verandah or out the back
This ride starts at club sponsor Tri Shack in Woolloongabba. There is ample on-street parking and is not restricted on Sundays.
The Seven Sisters is a challenging 95km ride around the Redland Bay area. The “sisters” are a series of rolling hills along the northbound section of Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd, although there are many other hills along the route including through Mt Cotton and along Old Cleveland Rd. Total elevation is around 1000m.
This is a great strength / endurance route, perfect for long intervals on the TT bike. Once in the Redland Bay area there are very few traffic lights and little traffic so you can get down on the bars for a decent amount of time to practise holding that position.