Before You Ride
Here are some handy pointers to keep in mind before your Cycle of Giving ride! Click here for a print-friendly version.
Start and Finish
All rides will start and finish at: James Drysdale Reserve, 2 Pine Hills Drive, BUNYA QLD 4055.
Please aim to arrive 45 minutes prior to your start time indicated below. Riders who miss their designated start time will have the option to ride the next scheduled start course. For safety reasons, we are unable to permit late ride starts.
100km - 6:00am
60km - 7:00am
20km - 8:00am
10km - 8:00am
Limited parking is available on site and is likely to fill up quickly. Please allow for time to park a few streets away if the carpark is full. When moving around the parking areas in a vehicle, please follow all directions given by traffic marshals. There is also a designated drop off area, which we encourage participants to use where possible, or grab your fellow riders and carpool!
Jinker Track Closure
Entry to the Jinker Track from Old Northern Road will be closed to all traffic, including participant vehicles, from 5:30am Sunday 10 March. All vehicle access to James Drysdale Reserve will be detoured to enter via Collins Road.
On the day of the event, if you have your bib number and bike tag, you do not need to register or check in – grab your bike and you’re ready to go!
If you forget or have lost your bib number, please visit the Registration and Information Desk (open from 5:00am) and we can issue you with a new one.
You will also be able to register any family or friends who have made the last minute decision to ride! Bring them along to the Registration and Information Desk to collect their own bib number and bike tag.
Your rider kit contains two numbers. One is your bib number to wear on the back of your jersey (has detachable tag). The second is a bike number to attach to the front of your bike. Please secure both these numbers using the safety pins and cable ties provided. On your bib is also a space to write why you are riding – it's the perfect spare to share what doing the ride means to you!
Your bibs double as our primary way to identify you and your belongings in the luggage tent. Please take the time to complete the reverse side of the bib and make sure your bibs are fastened to your jersey/t-shirt and your bike.
Emergencies and Assistance
EVENT EMERGENCY HOTLINE: 0499 645 280
If emergency services are required please phone 000 first, and then report your incident to the Event Emergency Hotline - 0499 645 280 (also on the back of your bib number).
The Event Emergency Hotline exists to help keep all participants and volunteers safe during the Cycle of Giving. Participants can call this number if they find themselves off-course or need a bike mechanic or medic.
Bike Safety and Road Rules
All four courses are held along open roads, and therefore participants must adhere to the road rules at all times, including:
- Maximum 2 cyclists riding abreast at a time;
- Use of headphones or music devices are not permitted; and
- Helmets must be worn and done up.
If you would like to refresh your knowledge of the cycling road rules please visit the Bicycle Road Rules and Safety website.
Following The Course
Our course is well signed and attended to by volunteer route marshals, but accidentally taking the wrong turn can still happen. To help track your location, download the course to your phone ahead of time with the RidewithGPS app.
1. Download the RideWithGPS mobile app
2. Create a free account
3. Click here from your phone to access all four routes (NOTE: If done from phone it will automatically open on your device)
4. If you are on a desktop, you can then select your course and choose ‘Send to Phone’ OR search ‘Cycle of Giving 2019’ add to ‘your routes’ and ‘send to phone’ if using a desktop. The course will now be available in Routes in your mobile app
5. Select course
6. To turn on your location press the : in the top right corner
7. Choose show my location
8. Now you’re ready to go!
Having this on your mobile will also assist us in determining your location if you require assistance along the course.
Course Directional Signage
All four courses will be marked with directional signage in the form of an arrow. Occasionally, these arrows have been moved without our permission after the final route check, directing cyclists off course. All arrows will be marked with some red tape, indicating the bottom of the sign (as in the picture above). If you see a sign with red tape in a different position, the sign has been moved, and you will need to proceed in the direction indicated when the red tape is at the base of the sign.
If you are one of our champion fundraisers (thanks legends!) who have raised more than $500, you will have earned extra rewards as listed on our prizes page. These will be mailed to you after the event.
The two flight packages up for grabs thanks to Singapore Airlines will be drawn at the event, and winners notified by phone if not present at the draw and emailed with instructions on how to redeem post event.
Luggage storage is available to riders via the Registration & Information Desk. Please ensure all your belongings are in one bag for easy storage. We will remove the numbered tag from the bottom of your bib number and attach it to your bag. Simply show your bib number back at the Luggage Storage Desk when you’re ready to collect!
Course Cut Off Times
Should you fall behind our course cut off times you will have the option of being transported along the route to catch up. You may choose to continue past the cut off times at your own risk, as marshals and signage may not be in place to provide you with course direction and our aid stations may have closed.
Cyclists who request to proceed along the course after the cut-off time must do so as a general ‘road user’ removing all identifying bib or branding for the event.
The finish line is a great place to meet your family and friends after the ride. Stop by the hydration tent to refuel, relax with a complimentary massage, or join one of our stretch sessions lead by the team from lululemon athletica and Total Fusion Chermside.
Grab a complimentary coffee from the Merlo Coffee van, or enjoy something delicious from Chill Juice Bar, Happy Soul Bowl, One World Food Truck and Yummi Fruit Ice-Creamery.
Hang your bib and take a photo in front if the Tribute Wall, and soak in the atmosphere with our live DJ as you cheer the riders over the finish line.