Ride On into the History Books

Riders in last year’s cycling event are looking forward to this year’s Ride On event


This Celebration of Cycling Week – 15th to 22nd April 2018 – promises to be a fantastic cycling week for keen riders and beginners alike, so it’s time to dust off the trusty bike and get into training for Ride On 2018.

Where would we be without the humble bicycle? 200 years ago inventors in France no longer had to live in wonder. In 1817 the bicycle was invented and coined the first mode of transport with wheels arranged consecutively, whereby the rider requires balance to ride.

To celebrate the 200th year of cycling (achieved in 2017) Ipswich Hospital Foundation, Moggill Mt Crosby Lions, Ipswich Cycling Club, Queensland Penny Farthing and Historical Cycle Club, Ipswich Grammar School Pedal Prix, Ipswich BMX Club and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association Inc. present: Recruitment 24/7 Ride On – Celebration of Cycling Week 15th – 22nd April.

Recruitment 24/7 Ride On will offer five exciting cycling events for bike enthusiasts to cycling professionals and the whole family to enjoy over a week.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Ride – Sunday 15th April

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle with a fundraising bike ride on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail as part of a week-long festival of cycling events based in Ipswich.

Shine Lawyers Ride to Work Day – Wednesday 18th April

Shine Lawyers Ride to Work Day encourages the community to ditch their cars and ride to work! Ride to work and enjoy a post-celebration breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee with fellow cyclists’ at D’Arcy Doyle Place.

Ipswich Festival Criterium and the History of Cycling
Saturday 21st April

Ipswich’s brand new, world-class bike racing facility will host the return of the Ipswich Festival Criterium. Ipswich Cycling Club welcomes you to take part in the club’s premier annual road racing event.

The enhanced, multi-event program features racing across all divisions, including juniors, masters and elite riders with the region’s best racing cyclists contesting the main race! Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy delicious eats and watch the fast-paced, racing action scene.

A full day of criterium racing will attract some of the best cyclists in South East Queensland. Novelty events by the Queensland Penny Farthing and Historical Cycle Club will break up the day showcasing the history of cycling and local Ipswich Grammar School Pedal Prix provide a taste of the technology that is to come in the future.

Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich 100 Bike Ride – Sunday 22nd April

The Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich 100 Bike Ride on Sunday 22nd April 2018 offers 100 miles, 100km, 50km, 25km and kids courses, for experienced riders (100 miles) to families with children (Kids Caper).

The Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club has run this annual charity bike ride for 19 years, raising more than $1 million funding supporting local charity and community needs.

Celebration of cycling BMX Charity Event – Sunday 22nd April

BMX is action packed, fast, adrenalin pumping sport for ages 2-60. We invite the whole of Ipswich to come down and check out what BMX is all about. There will be information stalls, bike sizing and sales, plus fast paced and exciting racing to show case what BMX sport is all about.

For information about all the Ride On events check out the Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s website at www.ihfoundation.org.au