For the first time ever, Ride the Night is moving interstate to take on the streets of Brisbane. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
Saturday 30th January at 22:00
Gasworks Plaza – 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, QLD 4006
Your Ride the Night Brisbane route:
The ride will set off in waves as the clock hits midnight Sunday 31st January. Make sure you’re at the start line ready to go.
31st August 2015 – 6th September 2015: Bicycle Network members only – $93.00 7th September 2015 – 9th November 2015: Early bird registrations – $93.00
10th November 2015 – 26th January 2016: Standard registrations – $100.00
26th January 2016 – 30th January 2016: Late entry – $120.00
Please note, online ticket sales for Ride the Night Brisbane close at 23:59 Thursday 28th January 2016. To obtain a ticket after this point:
- 29th January: Bicycle Queensland (20 Horan St, West End, 4101), 12:00pm – 7:00pm
- 30th January: Gasworks Plaza start point between 22:00 and midnight
All funds raised for Ride the Night Brisbane will support the work of Brisbane Youth Service and Bicycle Network. Your fundraising will enable Brisbane Youth Service to provide a diverse range of support services for young people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, helping them to take back control of their lives.
Bicycle Network’s vision is to get more Australians fit and healthy through bike riding and to provide a safer environment in which to do so. Funds raised will support campaigning towards this change.
Boggo Road Gaol Competition:
Ride the Night in Brisbane is proudly supported by Bicycle Queensland, Brisbane’s non-profit community and advocacy organisation promoting safe, everyday bicycle riding.
Your rider guide is now available to download here.
Where do I pick up my riders kit?
Your rider kit will be available at the following locations:
- Bicycle Queensland (20 Horan St, West End, 4101): Friday 29 January, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
- Gasworks Plaza Start/Finish site: Saturday 30 January, 10:00pm – 12:00am
NB: It is fine for a friend to pick up your rider kit for you, as long as they bring your confirmation email with them.
Please visit the Gasworks Plaza website for best ways to get to the event. We recommend pooling in cars with friends, getting a lift in or riding in. Parking will be available (see this link for more info) or alternatively on adjoining streets to Skyring Terrace.
Can I buy tickets, merchandise and other bike equipment on the night?
Pending availability, we will have tickets for sale on the night. To avoid disappointment, make sure you book online before the event.
Merchandise will be for sale, pending availability.
Bike mechanics will be at the start points and will have some items available for repairs. Riders are strongly encouraged to ensure their bike is fit for the ride before the night (read our blog about prepping your bike beforehand).
How do I know what wave I’m in to leave the start point?
Marshals will help direct you on the night to the Start Line. From here we will be releasing riders in waves, to ensure minimal congestion throughout the route
What food and drink will be available?
As part of your registration pack, you’ll receive a breakfast voucher to be used at the finish and a coffee voucher to use whenever you like along the route. Throughout the ride our coffee supplier will have food and snacks available for purchase.
There will be water refill stations at each rest stop, we recommend you bring one bottle of water which you can refill as needed at each rest stop.
We recommend you bring additional snacks to suit your needs.
What lighting and safety equipment do riders need to bring?
All riders must display:
- A flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and
- A flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and
- A red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when the light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam
- A reflective ankle band provided in participant kits
Beyond this, we’d love to see your bikes lit up with as much light as you can muster. Think fairy lights, glow sticks and multiple bike lights.
What safety and support measures will be at the event?
Ride the Night is a fully supported route with marshals, SAGS, traffic marshals, mechanics and first aid. Please refer to the rider guide for any major problems on the night.
All marshals will be wearing hi-visibility vests so you won’t miss them. SAG vehicles will collect you if you are no longer able to ride. If you require a SAG, please call the event assistance phone number on your rider guide.