Bike Week: Locals encouraged to cycle, not drive

DID you know the Gold Coast is home to more than 800 kilometres of bikeways and walkways?

This week is Bike Week and Gold Coasters are being encouraged to leave the car at home and jump on a bike instead.

Mayor Tom Tate said there are also a number of activities happening across the city that locals can get involved with.


“Bike Week will be celebrated across the city with a range of fun and educational activities, culminating on Sunday 4 May with Bike & Street Fest,” he said.

“The Gold Coast’s growing cycling culture includes people of all ages and cycling ability and Bike Week is a great opportunity to get involved and participate in the packed program of activities.”

Bike Week activities include:
•    Introduction to mountain biking
•    Better bike maintenance
•    Ride 2 Work Day community breakfast
•    Training Wheels to Two Wheels Course
•    BMX demonstration by champion rider, Tim Wood
•    Bike & Street Fest

For more information on everything happening for Bike Week, visit

Bike Week is part of the City’s Active Travel program, which encourages residents and visitors to walk, cycle, carpool or use public transport. Bikes are a great means of transport, recreation, exercise and sport while contributing to a sustainable city and better lifestyle.