We’ve been cycling all over Queensland for 15 years!

The origins of Cycle Queensland began back in 1998 when Bicycle Queensland (BQ) started preparations for what became the inaugural event in 2002. A three day base camp ride called “Cycle Samford” saw 100 riders have a good time and BQ learn lots! Research trips to other events, much planning and many long hours by a dedicated few resulted in Bundaberg to Brisbane in 2002. At the time BQ had 2 staff and about 2,500 members. Today BQ has 13 staff and 18,000 members and organises a range of cycling events, including Cycle Queensland and the biggest in Queensland – the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge.

As the summary below shows, Cycle Queensland 2017 will be the 16th edition of this event, which has seen almost 12,000 riders take part!

Year Route
2002 Bundaberg to Brisbane
Bundaberg, Childers, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie, Noosa (rest day), Maleny, Redcliffe, Brisbane.
2003 Warwick to Cooloola
Warwick, Clifton, Toowoomba, Esk, Woodford, Caloundra (rest day), Kenilworth, Kin Kin, Gympie.
2004 Reef to Beef
Miriam Vale, Agnes Water, Rosedale, Bargara (rest day), Woodgate Beach, Biggenden, Gayndah, Goomeri, Kilkivan.
2005 Spinifex to Surf
Goondiwindi, Yelarbon, Texas, Inglewood, Stanthorpe (rest day), Killarney, Boonah, Canungra, Gold Coast.
2006 Going Troppo
Port Douglas, Mossman, Mareeba, Malanda (rest day), Ravenshoe, Innisfail, Tully, Mission Beach.
2007 Miles to Mooloolaba
Miles, Chinchilla, Jandowae, Bell, Kingaroy (rest day), Blackbutt, Kilcoy, Maleny, Mooloolaba.
2008 Bundaberg to Brisbane
Bundaberg, Woodgate Beach, Biggenden, Maryborough, Tin Can Bay (rest day), Pomona, Kenilworth, Beerwah, Brisbane.
2009 Darling Downs Loop
Toowoomba, Goombungee, Kaimkillenbun, Dalby, Oakey (rest day), Pittsworth, Warwick, Clifton, Toowoomba.
2010 Yeppoon to Bundaberg
Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Mt Morgan, Biloela, Monto (rest day), Eidsvold, Mt Perry, Gin Gin, Bundaberg.
2011 Goondiwindi to Brisbane
Goondiwindi, Yelarbon, Texas, Stanthorpe, Killarney, Woodenbong (NSW), Boonah, Rosewood, Brisbane.
2012 Gayndah to Noosa
Gayndah, Biggenden, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tiaro, Gympie, Cooroy, Noosa
2013 Mission Beach to Port Douglas
Mission Beach, Innisfail, Millaa Millaa, Yungaburra, Mareeba, Mossman, Port Douglas
2014 Agnes Water to Coolum Beach
Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy, Rosedale, Bargara, Childers, Biggenden, Widgee, Cooroy, Coolum Beach
2015 Darling Downs Loop
Toowoomba, Allora, Warwick, Leyburn, Millmerran, Dalby, Goombungee, Toowoomba
2016 Woodford to Hervey Bay
Woodford, Maleny, Kenilworth, Gympie, Rainbow Beach, Maryborough, Burrum Heads, Hervey Bay
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An event by Bicycle Queensland