Public health and safety is the number one priority for the Brisbane Cycling Festival.
In the best interests of the health and safety of our valued participants, visitors, athletes, staff and volunteers, a difficult decision has been made to postpone the remainder of the Brisbane Cycling Festival for 2021.
The 3-day lockdown has caused significant disruptions to the Festival’s planning, including interstate border restrictions affecting events, exhibitors, suppliers and participants. As a result, and with some restrictions continuing in Queensland over the next two-weeks, Brisbane Cycling Festival is operationally unable to deliver the event in the current environment.
While this postponement is disappointing for many, Brisbane Cycling Festival remains committed to delivering all elements of the event including the Track National Championships for Juniors and Masters and the Tour De Brisbane, offering opportunities to ride, race and experience Brisbane in a different way.
The 2021 Brisbane Cycling Festival postponement includes:
Brisbane Cycling Festival’s Festival Village (new dates to be advised)
Festival management has identified the nominated postponement dates for the Tour De Brisbane and Festival Village weekend events including the Active Lifestyle Expo. Brisbane Cycling Festival is currently working through finalisation of this plan with more than 70 stakeholders, and is confident it can replicate the event schedule at a later date. Our focus is to promptly announce once the required endorsements have been secured.
AusCycling will release information to participants of the AusCycling Track National Championships for Juniors and Masters. Tour De Brisbane entrants will receive an email from NX Sports advising of the event’s postponement, with further details and new event dates coming soon.
Further details including ticketing and refunds will be found on https://tourdebrisbane.org/
Brisbane Cycling Festival remains the biggest multidiscipline cycling festival in Australia and aims to bring together major national and international events, and combine them with riding, racing and spectating opportunities for people of all ages, fitness categories and experience levels.
Brisbane Cycling Festival thanks those who were planning to attend this year’s event for their understanding and patience. We are also grateful for the ongoing support of our partners, Queensland Government via Tourism & Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Economic Development Agency. We look forward to sharing the new dates with you in the very near future
I am a participant in the Tour De Brisbane but haven’t received an email with next steps?
A copy of the entrant email is available on the Tour De Brisbane website at www.tourdebrisbane.org.
When will a date for the Tour De Brisbane and Brisbane Cycling Festival’s Festival Village be announced?
Brisbane Cycling Festival is already working with key stakeholders on options to reschedule these highly-anticipated and hugely popular events. We understand that riders will need time to train and re-organise their travel, and we will endeavour to confirm over the coming weeks, as we work closely with the significant number of stakeholders involved in the delivery of these major events
Stay up to date with news on Tour De Brisbane and Brisbane Cycling Festival’s Festival Village https://www.brisbanecyclingfestival.com/.
Why has this decision been made when an extended Lockdown has not been announced by Queensland Health?
Whilst the outlook is looking positive, there is uncertainty as to what the Brisbane outbreak could bring over the coming days and weeks and so after extensive consultation with stakeholders the risk of hosting a mass participation event in the current environment has been deemed too high, public health and safety is the number one priority for Brisbane Cycling Festival.
As a result of the recent Greater Brisbane COVID-19 lockdown, new restrictions and ongoing contact tracing efforts, Queensland Health has advised that the Brisbane Cycling Festival COVID Safe Plan cannot be re-assessed before Tuesday 6th April, due to the 4-day Easter long weekend.
With riders travelling from all over Australia to be part of Brisbane Cycling Festival, ongoing border and travel restrictions mean riders, racers, coaches, officials and spectators are unable to attend.
The Brisbane Cycling Festival has a responsibility to make decisions which provide as much lead time to those travelling, and as a result, chose to make a decision on postponement at present.
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