Tour de Brisbane

Sign up with activation code thecommongood for exclusive pricing!

Ride for transplant research in one of the world's only cycling events that closes a city!

Discounted Entry - Use our Activation Code

As a supporter of The Common Good, we have secured you EXCLUSIVE, discounted registration pricing INCLUDING the exclusive event jersey. Discounted pricing available up until online entry closes on 25 March 2020 (Saving you up to 30% on regular pricing).

Simply register online here and then follow the prompts to input the unique activation code: thecommongood, during registration to take advantage of this special pricing. 


The Common Good EXCLUSIVE pricing:

120km Gran Fondo - $175
(Saving over 20% instead of regular price $219)

60km Medio - $99
(Saving over 30% instead of regular price $145)

30km Piccolo - $75
(Saving over 10% instead of regular price $85)

9km Trek Community Ride: FREE

About Tour de Brisbane - Sun 05 April 2020


The Tour de Brisbane is a unique, fully closed road cycling event on Sun 05 April 2020.

It brings the community together on two wheels to enjoy an iconic city-based course, while also raising funds for organ transplant research through The Common Good.

There are 4 distances to consider (120km, 60km, 30km and 9km).

It's time to ride and fundraise for The Common Good! Together we can continue to fund research to help give more people a second chance at life through organ transplant!


Ride as a Team

Using the unique registration code, "thecommongood", each person on your team riding either the 120km, 60km or 30km course receives discount entry and a free cycle jersey (but hurry, only while stocks last!).

To set up your team:

  1. Each team member registers to ride at tourdebrisbane.org. Don't forget to use the discount rego code:thecommongood
    A GoFundraise profile page is automatically created for each person during the ride registration.
  2. Team Captain can now create the team here on the GoFundraise platform.
  3. Once the team is created in Step 2, members of the team can go here to join the team on the GoFundraise platform. Now, it's time to start fundraising!

As a team, you can multiply your impact by coming together and funding the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers based right here in Brisbane. Every $44 funds another hour of research.


Your Fundraising Impact

100% of the funds raised in Tour de Brisbane 2020 will go straight towards supporting the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers backed by The Common Good - an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

The research is time critical - for every $44 raised, another hour of research work can occur. Through fundraising, every single rider and every single donor has the power to make a huge impact on the lives of worthy Queenslanders.

It's why your fundraising and donations for organ transplant research means the world—not just to us, but to people like Kate and Mul.

Fundraising Prizes

Start fundraising now and get rewarded with some of the amazing incentive prizes on offer below. Don't forget to check out our Fundraising Guide to help you reach your goals!

WIN a Tangalooma Getaway!*

Sign up to ride in Tour de Brisbane and fundraise $44 or more for The Common Good on your event Go Fundraise page by 5pm (AEST) on Fri 28 Feb 2020 and you could win a Tangalooma Island Resort Accommodation package*, which includes:

  • Return launch transfers from Brisbane to Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Wild dolphin feeding experience for all nominated guests
  • Free eco ranger experiences
  • Buffet breakfast at Tursiops Restaurant for all nominated guests
  • Full use of Tangalooma Island Resort facilities and free activities
  • Holt Street Wharf parking for one car for the duration of your visit

*T&Cs apply, click here for more details

Win a Tour de France experience for two!*

Raise $660 to receive an entry into the draw to win a Tour de France experience for two, valued at $15,000*!

BONUS ENTRY for every additional $660 raised.

This incredible prize includes the following highlights for two people:

  • Seeing key stages of the Tour de France LIVE and riding some of the famous climbs
  • 7 nights' twin share accommodation
  • A contribution of $1,000 AUD per person towards airfares (total $2000 AUD)
  • Hosted by experienced tour guides and professional drivers with bikestyle tours
  • Breakfast every day and 4 dinners
  • Fully supported rides with mechanical assistance and support vehicles
  • On ride nutrition
  • Bike hire while on tour

*T&Cs apply, click here for more details. Subject to market rates at time of booking

Fundraise Your Way to Tokyo!*

Raise $44 to receive an entry into the draw to win two return flights to Tokyo thanks to Virgin Australia!*
BONUS ENTRY for every additional $100 raised.

*T&Cs apply, click here for more details

Lead the fundraising pack and WIN!*

The highest individual fundraiser in Tour de Brisbane 2020 will win* 5 custom made SCODY jerseys, which includes:

  • The opportunity to design your own cycling jersey with the SCODY design team
  • 5 x jerseys in your chosen size/s printed in your own design
  • You'll even get the chance to visit the SCODY factory in Brisbane to see your jerseys being made!

*T&Cs apply, click here for more details

Teamwork makes the dream work! WIN a VIP Merlo Coffee Appreciation Session*

Tour de Brisbane 2020 is better with friends, family or co-workers! The highest fundraising team in Tour de Brisbane 2020 will win a VIP Coffee Appreciation Session with Merlo*, which includes:

  • A private coffee appreciation and tasting breakfast for up to 8 people, hosted by Dean Merlo (founder of Merlo Coffee) and members of Merlo Coffee’s exclusive Cupping and Roasting team
  • A tour of the Merlo Roasting facilities
  • 8 x $50 Merlo gift packs

Enjoy exclusive tasting of some of the top coffees in the world, learn about the various roasting techniques and taste profiles. The winners will also have a private breakfast and tour of our Roasting facilities at Merlo’s Bowen Hills facility.

*T&Cs apply, click here for more details


Fundraising Made Easy

Now you've got the cycling part down, let's get onto the giving!

All you need is 15 friends to donate $44 each, enough to fund one hour of precious research, and you’d be well on your way!

We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds.

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Don’t be overwhelmed - fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails and sharing your fundraising page on social media! 
We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds.

Let's get you started with our handy, fun and informative Fundraising Guide. It has everything you need to help smash your fundraising goals!

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Social Media Resources

Use pre-made images and copy to Post on your social media platforms.

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Pre-Written Email

We're done all the hard work for you and drafted an email to support your ride.

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Posters

Supercharge your fundraising by downloading and printing these posters.

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Email Signature

A simple way to boost your fundraising - add an image to your email signature and link it to your Tour de Brisbane GoFundraise page.


Remember, we are here to support you and help you reach your fundraising goals–contact us on (07) 3139 4636.

Exclusive Event Jersey*

Simply register online here and then follow the prompts to input the unique activation code: thecommongood, during registration to take advantage of this special pricing. 

*Please note that event jersey is only available to riders doing either the 120km, 60km or 30km courses.

Top Fundraising Tips

Email everyone you know!

Are your family and friends your biggest fans? How about the colleague that can’t escape you at the water cooler? These are prime candidates for your support crew! Why not send them an email with a link to your page (to make it easy) and a bit about the great cause. You will be on your way to your fundraising goal in no time!

Work your social media

Share how far you are cycling and why you’re doing it on social media. And as you train, keep your followers updated with photos, stories and videos of the efforts you’re putting in, and you’ll be surprised how much they’ll want to support you. But remember—you have to actually ASK! So, make sure you say (write?) the words, and always include a link to your donation page to make it as easy as possible. And by the time the day of the cycle rolls round, no doubt you will have a cheer squad ready to go at the finish line both in person and online!

Get creative

The best ideas are the ones that get others involved and are a little left of centre! So why not host an event and invite your friends along? Offer to cook your friends dinner in exchange for a small donation (or if you’re a terrible cook, offer not to!) have a garage sale, or sell cupcakes at work to raise money. There’s no limit to what you can do, so be creative!

Pledges based on reaching your fundraising goal also work for the more competitive in your group (we all have them). This can be anything from wearing your bike socks to work (or your full lycra outfit if you’re especially daring), performing a karaoke number during an all staffer, or even offering to wash the car of the person who gets you across the line. Get creative and have fun.


Cycle of Giving Legacy

The Cycle of Giving first started in 2006 after one of its founders, Mal Long received a lifesaving heart transplant. Mal and his wife Mary wanted to acknowledge and thank their donor family; the team of doctors, nurses and specialists at The Prince Charles Hospital; and to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

By 2012, the event had grown so much that the Queen of Hearts (as Mary is affectionately known), decided to pass the event organisation baton onto The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.

Thanks to your support, the event has now grown to a point where it needs to evolve again! It's why we are joining forces with Tour de Brisbane in 2020 to introduce a broader rider population to the need to fund more organ transplant research.

Very soon we will be excited to announce a Cycle of Giving legacy project in the coming weeks, which is all about funding more transplant research.


FAQs

  • Yes! The Common Good is the charity partner of the Tour de Brisbane, with 100% of fundraising going directly to help fund organ transplant research, just as it did with the Cycle of Giving.

  • Absolutely not! Our transplant riders are just as important as ever and will continue to be acknowledged as such with a special jersey. We will have some more information available soon on how to order these jerseys. The jersey sizing chart is available here: https://www.scody.com/content/47-sizing Holding the event in April means the temperature is likely to be cooler which will help the rider experience.

  • One of the benefits of the 2020 Tour de Brisbane is that there are multiple distances and routes available, all of which start and finish at South Bank. Some basic route information, including minimum age requirements are below: • 120km Gran Fondo - 17 years old as of 31 December 2020. This course includes Mt Coot-tha • 60km Medio - 15 years old as of 31 December 2020; 20km/hr average speed, e-bikes okay. This course includes Mt Coot-tha and totals 950m in climbing. • 30km Piccolo - 13 years old as of 31 December 2020. e-bikes and recumbents permitted. This course catches the Legacy Way, skipping Mt Coot-tha, with a total of 400m climbing. • Trek FREE Community Ride - This is a non-competitive ride available to anyone and everyone from 6 years old and up and is on fully closed roads for the utmost safety. This 9km ride is totally FREE, including your one-day ride insurance. All children under 12 must be supervised by an adult, with minimum riding age of 6. Children under 6 are permitted to participate on a tag-along bike or in bike seats. Ride pre-registration required, please register at tourdebrisbane.org. For more detailed information on exact course routes, please visit tourdebrisbane.org

  • This year Tour de Brisbane will include a free Trek Community Ride for families! All children under 12 must be supervised by an adult, with minimum riding age of 6. Children under 6 are permitted to participate on a tag-along bike or in bike seats. Ride pre-registration required, please register at tourdebrisbane.org.

  • As a supporter of The Common Good, we have secured you EXCLUSIVE, discounted registration pricing INCLUDING the exclusive event jersey (for 120km, 60km and 30km riders only). Discounted pricing available up until online entry closes on 25 March 2020 (Saving you up to 30% on regular pricing). The Common Good EXCLUSIVE pricing: 120km Gran Fondo - $175 (Saving over 20% instead of regular price $219) 60km Medio - $99 (Saving over 30% instead of regular price $145) 30km Piccolo - $75 (Saving over 10% instead of regular price $85) 9km Trek Community Ride: FREE Simply register online at tourdebrisbane.org and then follow the prompts to input the unique activation code: thecommongood, during registration to take advantage of this special pricing.

  • Your registration will cover the operational expenses for the ride, event insurance, over 120km of closed roads for your safety and improved route support. In addition, they’ll be four feed zones and timing chips with live splits and results. You will receive the official 2020 Tour de Brisbane Scody cycling jersey, finishers cycling cap and bidon (French for water bottle), finishers medal and access to the post-event village. Make sure you use the unique activation code, thecommongood, during your registration to receive Super Early Bird discounted rates. The Common Good receives no income from registrations; our efforts will be supporting you and your fundraising for this event!

  • The special rate for past Cycle of Giving riders will be available until online registrations close, on 25 March 2020. You can still register on the day; however full rates will apply. Tour de Brisbane also offers Drip Pay, allowing you to register now, but pay later.

  • Register online at tourdebrisbane.org and follow the prompts to input the special discount code: thecommongood

  • Our commitment to you, our generous fundraisers, hasn’t changed. Don’t be overwhelmed - fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails and sharing your fundraising page on social media! All you need is 15 friends to donate $44 each, enough to fund one hour of precious research, and you’d be well on your way! We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds. Let's get you started with our handy, fun and informative Fundraising Guide. It has everything you need to help smash your fundraising goals!

  • There is no minimum fundraising requirement for each rider. The Common Good receives no income from registrations, which is why your fundraising efforts for this event will go a long way in funding more organ transplant research! Don’t be overwhelmed - fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails and sharing your fundraising page on social media! All you need is 15 friends to donate $44 each, enough to fund one hour of precious research, and you’d be well on your way! We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds. Let's get you started with our handy, fun and informative Fundraising Guide. It has everything you need to help smash your fundraising goals!

  • Everyone who registers to ride for The Common Good in the 120km 60km and 30km courses will receive a special limited edition Tour de Brisbane jersey for FREE! But hurry, only while stocks last!* There is also a special jersey available for organ transplant recipients. We’ll be in touch with you before the event to help you order your jersey. Jersey sizing charts are available here: https://www.scody.com/content/47-sizing

  • There most certainly will be. Stay tuned as we announce some amazing prizes on offer for our fundraising superstars in Tour de Brisbane 2020!

  • Yes, you can form your own team on your fundraising profile across multiple distances. 1. Each team member registers to ride at tourdebrisbane.org. Don't forget to use the discount rego code:thecommongood A GoFundraise profile page is automatically created for each person during the ride registration. 2. Team Captain can now create the team here: https://tourdebrisbane.gofundraise.com.au/pages/create 3. Once the team is created in Step 2, members of the team can go here to join the team: https://tourdebrisbane.gofundraise.com.au/pages/create As a team, you can multiply your impact by coming together and funding the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers based right here in Brisbane. Every $44 funds another hour of research.

  • You sure can! The Trek Community Ride is a free event; but that doesn’t affect your ability to fundraise. When you register for the ride at tourdebrisbane.org a fundraising page will automatically be created for you. To get started, simply login to your fundraising page at GoFundraise here: https://tourdebrisbane.gofundraise.com.au/account/logon

  • Most definitely! Please phone NX Sports on 1300 282 949 to have your registration changed to being a rider for The Common Good.

  • Yes, you must be satisfied you will meet the minimum average speed criteria needed to complete your course distance within the road-closure period. There will be multiple curfew points across the course to ensure that your ride is fully supported, and the event complies with issued permits. 120km Gran Fondo - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 20km/hr minimum. 60km Medio - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 20km/hr minimum. 30km Piccolo - to be calculated on final course approval. Estimated at 18km/hr minimum. If you cannot maintain the average speed for the duration of the Gran Fondo, we recommend you enter the Medio or Piccolo. More info on not meeting a curfew is available on the event terms and conditions: https://www.tourdebrisbane.org/tac

  • Absolutely - everyone is welcome to ride! If you are competitive, Tour de Brisbane recommends you join your 120km Gran Fondo Age Group category. If you do not think you can maintain the average speed requirements of the 120km Gran Fondo, we recommend you enter a shorter distance with options being the 60km Medio, 30km Piccolo or the 9km Trek Community Ride.

  • NX Sports Phone: 1300 282 949 Email: growth@nxsports.org - Web: www.nxsports.org

  • Phone The Common Good on 3139 4636 or email info@thecommongood.org.au

  • To set up your team: 1. Each team member registers to ride at tourdebrisbane.org. Don't forget to use the discount rego code:thecommongood A GoFundraise profile page is automatically created for each person during the ride registration. 2. Team Captain can now create the team here: https://tourdebrisbane.gofundraise.com.au/pages/create 3. Once the team is created in Step 2, members of the team can go here to join the team: https://tourdebrisbane.gofundraise.com.au/pages/create As a team, you can multiply your impact by coming together and funding the vital work of organ transplant medical researchers based right here in Brisbane. Every $44 funds another hour of research.

  • Riders in the 120km or the 60km may choose to bypass Mt Coot-tha by turning left off of Birdwood Terrace onto Mt Coot-tha Road. This will be signed and marshalled and included in the ride briefing video and rider guide. Important Notes: 1. Riders who choose to bypass Mt Coot-tha will not gain the commensurate distance elsewhere on their ride; their overall ride shall as a result be shorter than the advertised 120km or 60km distance. 2. Riders who choose to bypass must give way to all riders who are coming off the descent on the approach to Legacy Way return. This will be signed and marshalled, and adequate lines of sight for both sets of riders prior to merge point will be created. 3. Any rider in the 120km who chooses the bypass will continue to have their time recorded but will not be eligible for any age group placing and will not be eligible to qualify to the Gran Fondo Championships. 4. There will be a timing loop at the base of the climb at Simpsons Road and a loop at the summit adjacent to Channel 2 Station; a rider must cross both these loops and complete the full 120km distance to be recognised in the above placings. 5. Riders who are behind the advertised speed minimum or curfew time will be asked to use the bypass; the roads must open at the advertised time in accordance with the road closure permit.


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