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Brisbane Bicycle Touring Association
Brisbane, Australia
 

The BBTA is a recreational cycling club based in Brisbane, Australia. Our club is run as a Not For Profit Organization and is fully supported by volunteers. Our club's main aim is to encourage safe cycling for fun, fitness, friendship and support. All BBTA rides are social, graded to suit all levels of fitness, and are non-competitive. On any day BBTA cyclists are out and about exploring our sub tropical city of Brisbane and it's environs in South East Queensland, or beyond. As well as cycling we also conduct interesting informative Social evenings on a bi-monthly basis.

BBTA Social Night- 9th September @7.30 - 2014-09-03
Spring has sprung, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming and it is fantastic riding weather (for about 2 weeks until it becomes hot, muggy and generally oppressive!) But that is life in Brisbane, on a bike!

We could dream about getting away to cooler climates, and to help us dream we have a real “getting away” theme to our upcoming social night.

The Social evening is to be held next Tuesday the 9th of September from 7.30 p.m. at Brisbane West Senior Citizens Hall, 132 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Brisbane.

Our two guest speakers will be led off by Kim Poiner, who will speak on her recent experience with cycling tours in Italy (with fellow BBTA member Camille Perrier), as well detailing her experiences searching through websites for the “good oil”, and Kim will also tell us about her experiences with bike hotels. Kim has had a great deal of experience researching and planning overseas excursions, and will provide us with some great advice.

Our second speaker will be Calum Campbell, who is a retired army officer, now yoga teacher, who has been a BBTA member for more than 15 years. He is a keen cyclist who likes to explore his favourite places on two wheels whether the roads be rough or smooth, and he will be talking about his past and upcoming European road tours with an organisation known as 'Bike Dreams'. He will bring along his latest 'touring bike' and touring tent (don't expect to see any racks or panniers) as he prefers supported touring. After recently riding the course of several famous "one day Classics" he can offer a perspective on riding cobbles such as feature in the Paris-Roubaix race, He may explain why he now uses 'flat pedals' and has even abandoned the front derailleur. A short segment of DVD will be shown plus plenty of time for questions.

During the evening we will have time for free tea, coffee and nibblies, and even time to catch up with fellow BBTA members.

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday evening.
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Birthday Bash 8.30 a.m. 31st August at Shorncliffe - 2014-07-24
Break out the party hats!! On Sunday 31 August - Breakfast from 8.30am Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe,
breaky menu is on their website -
http://www.qcyc.com.au/go/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=5mXJbULvuWg%3d&tabid=64&mid=402
This club knows how to party, so join in the fun!
Rides to the event will be announced, so watch this space!
RSVP to Eve by 29th August by email social@bbta.org
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Introductory Rides

BBTA Introductory Rides are the ideal way to get started . These are held weekly within close proximity to the CBD. All you need is a maintained bicycle, command of your bicycle, adequate equipment (in case of a puncture), reasonable fitness, enthusiasm, and. . . to abide by the QLD Road Rules (as they apply to cyclists). Our experienced riders are always keen to assist in the education of less experienced cyclists. Everyone is welcome, and these rides are conducted so no-one can be left behind along the way. . .a perfect way to get back into cycling!

Rides to suit everybody
BBTA Day-by-Day Tours range from: easy leisurely suburban cafe and restaurant rides along bikeways and suburban streets; road rides throughout the city, suburbs, and countryside; all terrain mountain bike and rail trail rides in the bush. Ranging in distance from 10 up to 200km, BBTA day-by-day rides are held during the daytime or evening, on weekdays as well as on weekends, throughout the entire year in and around the Brisbane region.

Weekend Trips and Tours - Discover our beautiful Australia!
Experience the adventure of Cycle Touring - load up your gear and discover our region's countryside. . .cycling to new and interesting places. BBTA Cycle Tours are regular weekend trips that take the adventurous cyclist touring through South East Queensland, the Darling Downs and Northern New South Wales. We conduct several Multi-Day Tours each year in other locations across the continent.

Please check out all the latest ride changes and updates on the  Latest Ride info page.

  

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