River City Riders

We are proud to launch a new initiative at River City Cycles - the River City Riders. 

We have on board a registered coach and long-time friend of the shop, John Whip, who is going to be taking on the role of leading the rides.

Whip brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role having established and maintained some of Brisbane's iconic bunch rides.

To start with we're going to be running rides on Saturdays, leaving from the shop at 6am. We will aim for 2-2 ½ hours ride time at an average speed of about 26 km/hr across varying routes.

We want to establish a safe environment for our riders to learn and experience the benefit of riding in a safe group under the supervision of an experienced coach. It's a ride, not a race.

This ride is open to anyone with a road bike and a reasonable level of fitness.

It will be strictly no-drop; however, we will try to maintain a comfortable but reasonable pace, regrouping as necessary.

Preliminary route: https://www.strava.com/routes/11036569 

We also require that all riders have at least basic level insurance with any of the following organisations:

  • Cycling Australia (Ride Basic Membership from $60 p/a)
  • Triathlon Australia (Adult membership from $136 p/a)
  • Bicycle QLD (Individual membership from $99 p/a)
  • Mountain Bike Australia (Recreational membership from $99 p/a)
  • Or any cycling specific public liability insurance from a suitable insurance provider. If you have any difficulties, ask at the shop and we will be happy to assist.

Wet weather policy: we won't ride if it's raining.