Bardon to Experience Road Closures for New Tour de Brisbane

In order to accommodate the Tour de Brisbane, major roads along Bardon and beyond will temporarily be closed down, including Milton Road, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Birdwood Terrace, and Mt Coot-tha Road. 

To guarantee the safety and security for both riders and spectators, Nxsport’s cyclist event  organisers of the Tour de Brisbane — scheduled for April 11, 2021 — have taken extra measures to close major roads and divert traffic along the route with the help and management of the Queensland Police Service and Altus Traffic Control

Major roads across Brisbane will temporarily be closed to accommodate the tour participants and spectators, including roads near Bardon such as Milton Road, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Birdwood Terrace, and Mt Coot-tha Road.  For a complete schedule of all temporary road closures, visit their website.

It is estimated that over 7,000 cyclists of various ages and skill levels will join the event across Brisbane and partake in a 110-kilometre bike ride around closed city roads.

The cyclist event was created in partnership with Splatt Lawyers as a fundraiser for a transplant research initiative titled The Common Good — a project of the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. Goals have been set to raise $200,000 to support the initiative.

Roads closed for the 110-km cyclist event are marked in red.
Photo credit: Google Maps/Tour de Brisbane

The Tour de Brisbane is scheduled to take place on the 11th of April, 2021, and official entries are to close on the 31st of March. Those interested in partaking or learning more about the event can visit their website. For more information and for the latest updates concerning the event, follow their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram

Mt Coot-tha, Other Brisbane Iconic Destinations Take Center Stage as First Tour de Brisbane Rolls this April

Brisbane’s iconic destinations such as South Bank, the Story Bridge, and Mount Coot-tha take center stage as the inaugural Tour de Brisbane starts rolling this April 2019.

Tour de Brisbane is Brisbane Cycling Festival’s concluding event, which is expected to  bring over two thousand amateur and elite riders from all over Australia, Asia, and  Europe. The cycling event will take on closed roads, scenic inner-city courses of 8km, 45km, and 110km.
Watch, Play, Stay | Video Credit: Brisbane Cycling Festival / Vimeo

The National Road Series – The Classics, Australia’s premier domestic road-racing event, will hit Brisbane roads for the first time. Delivered by NXsports, the National Road Series – The Classics is part of Brisbane Cycling Festival’s Tour de Brisbane and will feature both men’s (5 to 7 members) and women’s (4 to 5 members) teams as they tackle a fast and technical course, reverse climb up Mt Coot-tha, and fully closed road.

This 2-day event will begin on Saturday 13 April with the Blast Criterium ride at the Murarrie Recreation Ground and conclude with the main event on Sunday 14 April in South Bank.

The new NRS structure saw the inclusion of the Classics Series with brand new events:Tour de Brisbane and Tour of the Tropics. The Classics Series kicked off on 16 February with the Melbourne to Warrnambool event and will culminate with the Grafton to Inverell race this 11th of May.

Blast Criterium Course

Tour de Brisbane Course | Video Credit: Tour de Brisbane / YouTube

Tour de Brisbane is headlined by UCI Gran Fondo World Series and will include a number of supporting events starting 11 April.

On Sunday 14 April, Tour de Brisbane will culminate with 8km (FREE Community Ride for ages 6 and up), 45km (Amy’s Rides – Piccolo), and 110km (Amy’s Rides and UCI Gran Fondo) scenic courses.

TdB 8km Family Fondo

TdB 45km Piccolo

Amy’s Rides is a non-competitive recreation ride available to everyone, 12 years old and up, whist the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Age Category is competitive where the top 25 percent finishers will have an opportunity to represent their respective countries at the 2019 World Championships in Poznan, Poland.

TdB Gran Fondo

Through the State’s partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation, Tour de Brisbane hopes to raise funds for the A Metre Matters, a campaign promoting safe cycling in Brisbane.

Brisbane’s Inaugural Tour de Brisbane Happens in April 2019

Over two thousand amateur and elite cyclists are expected to participate in this year’s inaugural Tour de Brisbane, the city’s newest cycling event that will showcase Brisbane’s most iconic destinations including South Bank, the Story Bridge, and Mount Coot-tha.

As part of the Brisbane Cycling Festival, the Tour de Brisbane, which is headlined by UCI Gran Fondo World Series, will include a number of supporting events beginning 11 April and will culminate on Sunday 14 April via scenic courses of 8km, 45km, and 110km. The courses will take riders to some of the city’s landmarks and iconic spots. Participants may then head to the Anna Meares Velodrome to witness their favourite professional cyclists race at the Six Day World Grand Final.

“The Tour de Brisbane will put Queensland on the map with Brisbane joining the ranks of France’s La Bourgogne and Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro in hosting a UCI-sanctioned Gran Fondo event,” Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said.

“The event will showcase Brisbane’s beautiful scenery and attract cyclists and their supporters from around the world.

“The Tour de Brisbane together with the three other cycling events will make up the Brisbane Cycling Festival and will inject upwards of $8 million into Queensland’s economy each year over 2019-2021,” Ms Jones said.Tour de Brisbane Course

Video Credit: Tour de Brisbane / YouTube

“With four different distances, everyone from kids and families to the pros can have a pedal and see our city on two wheels,” NXsports Race Director Mike Crawley said.

“We are proud to partner with the Amy Gillett Foundation to promote safe cycling in the city and to raise funds for the Ride for a Metre Matters campaign,” Mr Crawley said.
Tour de Brisbane aims to raise funds for the Ride for a Metre Matters — a campaign promoting safe cycling in the city — through the State’s partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation.

“Brisbane is already well known for its blockbuster sporting events and we’re thrilled to add an event that encourages spectators to get out of the stands and onto their bikes,” Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

“Events like the Tour de Brisbane are a great driver for Brisbane’s economy and contribute more than $150 million of economic impact each year by supporting local jobs as well as the accommodation, retail, hospitality and service sectors,” Cr Schrinner said.

The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council have secured the festival for an initial three-year period.

For more information, visit the Tour de Brisbane and Brisbane Cycling Festival websites.