Bicycle Queensland is a non-profit, community and advocacy organisation promoting safe, everyday bicycle riding.
Today, Bicycle Queensland has over 18,000 financial members and is the state’s peak body for cycling, with a strong voice in government, media and community circles. Thanks to continued lobbying and close relationships with state and local governments, cycling is firmly on the agenda as an important item. It is recognised as a sustainable and practical form of transport and leisure activity which has attracted well over one billion dollars in direct funding through councils and the State Government in the last decade.
BQ has been instrumental in the delivery of world class bikeways and projects including the Bicentennial Bikeway, the South East Freeway Bikeway, Kedron Brook Bikeway, and the excellent bridges across the massive Brisbane River (the Jack Pesch, Goodwill, Gateway, Eleanor Schonell, Kurilpa and Gateway bikeway bridges) that have provided Brisbane residents with better bike access.
Across Queensland, BQ has been involved in the planning of the Ted Smout Bridge at Redcliffe and supported bikeways from Cairns (Aeroglen Bikeway) to the Gold Coast (Oceanway Bikeway), plus the hundreds of kilometres of on-road bikeways built throughout Queensland regional cities and towns.
BQ delivers the state’s most enduring and popular cycling events including the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, Bike Week, Yarraman to Wulkuraka Rail Trail Ride, Cycle Queensland and the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge.