Brisbane – Road Bike Rental – Mt Coot-ThaRiver Loop

54 km - 901 m / 33.5 mi - 2,956 ft - Daily Rides

  • Region Asia Pacific
  • Country Australia
  • City Brisbane
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Ride Description

Ride Description

This ride is an excellent combination of some of the highlights of Brisbane riding – a scenic ride along the river and some testing mountain climbs! The ride begins in the centre of Brisbane Ride with an easy ride along the river to stretch the legs, before heading out on the approach to Mount Coot-tha.

Mt Coot-tha is a closed circuit loop which you can ride from either direction – backside or front-side. This heart pumping ride rewards with amazing views of the city or the morning sunrise. The Mt Coot-tha circuit includes the challenging ‘coot-tha back’ segment which is a 2.2 km climb averaging around 9%. After traversing the mountain top and taking in the view, you’ll then get to appreciate the exhilarating descent but take caution and beware the 50kph speed limit. It is a popular route with local cyclists for cycle hill training, so is a great opportunity to ramp up your hill training.

The river loop incorporates many strava segments including a bit of a speed test on the ‘Full Corso’ followed by the short and sharp climb up ‘Deadmans Full Gas’.

Ride Map and Profile

Length: 54 km / 33.5 mi
Altitude: 901 m / 2,956 ft
Difficulty: Cat 2 - Difficult

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Ride Details

Booking PriceUS $0.00
Departure Day/s Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday,
Departure Time Arrive 7:30 am - Ride 8 am - Return 10 am - Cafe
Duration 2 hrs 30 min ride time
Departure Location Brisbane City Centre Location. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.
Included Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.
Excluded Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.
What to bring Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.
Need to know After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.
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Ride Leaders

David – Brisbane

David's been a keen cyclist for many years now and definitely considers himself a cycling purist and Velominati devotee. He rides with several clubs and groups and enjoys the camaraderie, friendly competition and races the occasional criterium. Over the last 5 years he's been heavily involved with a charity organisation specialising in cycling events and acted as ride leader for many training rides and events for groups. He has a commitment to rider etiquette within a group to help ensure all finishes the ride safely. Recent achievements include completion of a 1600 km/8 day ride from Brisbane to Townsville in 2012 and 2015, a 300k ride in 2014, half ironman in 2013 and a 10km swim in 2013. He's married with 2 daughters and also enjoys playing guitar, reading, listening to music and house renovating.

Jan – Brisbane

Jan was born and raised in the cycling heartland - the Netherlands, where he took part in the famous 100km Amstel Gold Race numerous times. Although a relative newcomer to Brisbane he has very quickly become familiar with all the cycling opportunities it provides! He is very keen to meet new travellers and help them also explore the beauty of the city and it's surrounds. Since arriving in Brisbane he has participated in the Brisbane2GoldCoast 100km ride, along with thousands of other keen riders and averages around 200 km per week. The River Loop in Brisbane is a particular favourite - a safe but interesting city ride. Although cycling is a key focus, he is also a veteran Korfball player and has coached several National Teams.

Rick – Brisbane

Rick started serious biking as a triathlete in Calgary Canada back in 1983. He owned a stable of bikes to commute and train year round – even in the snow. Rick relocated to sunny Brisbane in 1997 and soon became a mad mountain biker exploring the hills west of Brisbane and competing in cross country endurance races. When he isn’t cycling, Rick makes a living as a chemical engineer in the mineral, oil and energy industries. He has combined work stints in Colorado, Utah and Germany with his love of mountain biking. Back in Brisbane, he is a daily road bike commuter and weekend mountain biker. Rick believes that the best way to see a new city is to take a guided bike tour. Rick hopes to show visitors the beautiful city of Brisbane while enjoying an invigorating bike ride.

Michael – Brisbane

Michael's been riding for a many years, commuting, touring, racing and enjoying time with friends. He's been fortunate to live in London and Amsterdam soaking up the cycling culture and some racing in the UK. Some of his highlights in cycling have been following the Vuelta Espana in 2012 watching the Tour of Flanders a few times and watching Cadel with the Tour from the Champs Elysees. An unforgettable moment for Michael was riding up the Muur van Geraardsbergen in a cyclo sportive with crowds cheering…gave him Goosebumps! Now that he has two small children and a business the travelling and racing is behind him for now. Cycling is now about the enjoyment and trying to get a few personal bests on Strava. Brisbane has perfect all round riding weather and some great ride accessible from the inner city - he loves living and riding there.
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Bike Rental

Brisbane Road Bike Rental includes the following bike.

Bianchi Alloy Frame

Bianchi Carbon Frame

NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.


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Selected ride date - January 16, 2018

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