For many cycling enthusiasts, cycling is not just a hobby. It’s a way of life.
The City of Gold Coast prides itself in being one of the most bike-friendly cities in Australia. In fact, several council legislations, coupled with infrastructure investments, have made cycling in the city not only safer, but more enjoyable for both locals and tourists. This does not come as a surprise, considering the multiple benefits offered by cycling to individuals, the environment and to the whole community.
From your beach front holiday accommodation, you can hop onto your two-wheeler and explore the various sights and activities Gold Coast has to offer. If you want to train for a cycling event, you can test your mettle at the Luke Harrop High Performance Cycling Circuit in Runaway Bay or at the Gold Coast Cycle Center in Nerang. For mountain bike enthusiasts, a visit to Gold Coast won’t be complete without a visit to the Old Tambo mountain bike track.
Gold Coast also boasts of the most number of skate and BMX parks in the country, including the Elanora Oval, Jacobs Well, Burleigh, Ovenford, Parkwood and Upper Coomera parks.
The city also offers workshops and bicycle education clinics for both newbies and seasoned cyclists. One important cycling event that you should not miss if you are visiting Gold Coast this May is Bike Week.
If you’ve got nothing planned except hanging around in your self-contained accommodation (Gold Coast), consider checking out the activities lined up for this year’s Bike Week, dubbed as the biggest celebration of cycling in Gold Coast.
The city will be hosting a series of bicycle workshops and other events in celebration of cycling. These include mountain bike riding, beginner and commuter cycle workshops, and Ride 2 Work Day. The Ride 2 Work Day is a celebration of commuter riding in Australia and highlights the benefit of cycling to and from work.
If you are an avid cyclist, this is an opportune time to mingle and talk shop with other enthusiasts. You can even pick up a few invaluable lessons that will help you improve your riding and get the most out of your hobby. For newbies, Bike Week is the perfect opportunity to learn and master the basics about bicycling, including safety and bike maintenance, from seasoned bicycle riders and cycling experts.
Saddle up. Mingle with fellow cyclists. Brush up on your cycling knowledge. Enjoy this year’s Bike Week.