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Tour de Brisbane – UCI Gran Fondo World Series

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"Gran Fondo" is Italian for "Big Ride" - a mass participation in a cycling event, and you do not want to miss this one!

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series at the Tour de Brisbane is your chance to tour Brisbane as a cyclist and to line up against your age group and see exactly how you stack up. Plus if you finish in the top 25% you'll have an opportunity to represent your nation at the 2019 World Championships in Poznan, Poland.

Featuring fully closed roads and an iconic city-based course, the inaugural Tour de Brisbane is a world-class experience on two wheels. Ride where you've never ridden before - through the city, across the river (more than once!), and over Mt Coot-tha.

How to enter the Tour de Brisbane – UCI Gran Fondo World Series

  1. 110k

    Bike 110km
    AUD $215–AUD $259
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Tour de Brisbane – UCI Gran Fondo World Series route

Queensland and Brisbane stand tall and proud to provide an international calibre cycle course.

For the last five months, state and local stakeholders have been on a journey together to create a course that embraces our lifestyle, shows off our unique environment, and reflects our city’s vision to be the world’s most livable city.

The ride order, full detail and course mokka will be released after receipt of final approvals.

Key features:

  • Start at South Bank under the Wheel
  • Finish at South Bank on Grey Street
  • Multiple river crossings including Story Bridge
  • Mt Coot-tha climb and descent
  • Riding where no one has ridden before!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • City start and finish
  • Multiple aid stations
  • Police support
  • Professional traffic management
  • Great cycling vibes
  • Insurance
  • Live professional timing and results
  • GPS plotted courses and flyovers
Raceday Logistics

Start Line

Start at South Bank under the Wheel.

Finish Line 

Finish at South Bank on Grey Street

Kit List

You can ride any bike but since you need to average around 20km/h in order to ride the race road bikes are heavily encouraged

Spectators

There are multiple places along the route but please bear in mind that the event commences at 6.30am, and motorists can expect an inconvenience on Brisbane's Northside associated roads between 6.00am and 11.00am and on Southside associated roads between 6.00am and 1.00pm

Volunteers

Wear jeans or pants and closed-in shoes (no thongs/sandals allowed).

You will be provided with a hat, t-shirt, sunscreen and lunch box.

A full information pack will be provided in advance.

We have a variety of roles available. Visit the Tour De Brisbane website for further details

FAQs

So…what’s a Gran Fondo?

Italian for big ride, a Gran Fondo is a mass participation cycling event. First started in Europe, Gran Fondos are picking up popularity around the world as thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities get on their bikes.

Gran Fondos feature an active and exciting event base, a scenic and often iconic course, inclusive participation, and a festival atmosphere.

What makes the UCI Gran Fondo World Series different? 

The UCI is a competitive age category ride. Starts are sorted by age group. The top 25% calculation for UCI qualification is calculated based on a full 110km participants.

Who or what is the UCI?

The UCI stands for Union Cycliste Internationale and they are the world governing body for cycling. The UCI Gran Fondo World Series has qualifying events around the world where the top 25% qualify for the World Championships.  In 2019, the World Championships are to be held in Poznan, Poland.

Are there minimum speed requirements or curfews?

Yes, you must be satisfied you will meet the minimum average speed criteria needed to complete your course distance within the road-closure period.  There will be multiple curfew points across the course to ensure that your ride is fully supported and the event complies with issued permits.

Gran Fondo (110km) – to be calculated on final course approval.  Estimated at 20km/hr minimum.

How Old do I have to be?

16 years old as of 31 December 2019

Important Age Group Info

All ages are calculated as of 31 December 2019, age groups as follows:

19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Age groups for over 65+ will be included if at least 6 or more participants are entered in order to meet the minimum requirements to constitute an age group for qualifying.

Do I have to be a member of any organisation to ride?

Amy’s Rides, UCI Gran Fondo World Series, and Carpark Climb – there is no member organisation required.  You will need to purchase additional insurance if you are not a Cycling Australia member.

What kind of bike can I ride?

You can use road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, hybrid bikes and cross bikes.

The following are not permitted: recumbents, bikes with tri or aero bars.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

YES. Full stop.

 

Tour de Brisbane – UCI Gran Fondo World Series weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

26°C
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16°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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NXsports (formerly QSM) continues its legacy of 20 years of delivering community sporting programs in Queensland and New South Wales. We operate through the not-for-profit NXsports Community Foundation Limited with the aim to support local community groups, promote inclusivity in sports, and increase health-enhancing physical activity.

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