With less road traffic and more recreational time, cycling has definitely seen a surge in interest in recent months. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or keen to commute by cycling, here’s where to source the right gear and expert local info in order to get on your bike and hit the road.
AvantiPlus The Valley
Step into this colourful store for the widest range of Avanti and Scott gear in Australasia. Located on McLachlan Street, AvantiPlus The Valley is a one-stop shop for mountain, road, triathlon and kids cycles and accessories plus e-bikes with a fully equipped onsite workshop. New to cycling? Chat to owners Dave and Anna about all your biking needs. Not keen to get outdoors in winter? Check out the range of Tacx Smart indoor trainers to transform your bike into a stationary trainer.
Get kitted from head to toe at Cycle Closet on Wickham Street. The cycling outfitter has everything for women, men and teens to gear up and get riding. From shoes to helmets and all-season apparel suitable for road riders, mountain bikers and trail riders, tap into the expert advice and browse the wide range of brands available in-store and online.
New to Brisbane, MyeBike are the electric bike specialists with Vitor, Antonio and Francisco on hand to help at the Brunswick Street store. Find out more about the eco-friendly e-bike difference for an easier, faster ride – perfect for long distances and commuting to work without arriving hot and bothered. With new and second-hand e-bikes and e-scooters available to purchase and hire, you can also try before you buy.
Brisbane’s public bike hire scheme aka CityCycle has 150 stations across the city centre, including seven located in Fortitude Valley. Sign up to hire a bike (monthly membership is $5 a month or $2 for 24-hour access), then log in and enter your PIN at the terminal, select your cycle and you’re good to go. To return, simply secure at an available CityCycle station bike rack.
Ride Inside Fortitude Valley
Prefer to wear Lycra indoors? Get your heart rate racing at Ride Inside Fortitude Valley (located within the Valley Pool). The indoor cycling training facility offers a safe and efficient workout for everyone from beginners to time-poor cyclists training for an event. One hour at Ride Inside equals three hours of road riding, so bring your bike and gear along to maximise your cycling time.
Image Source: Cycle Closet
– July 2020