If you’re regularly riding to the city but your workplace doesn’t have a shower or anywhere to park your bike, you should consider checking out one of the cycle centres.
Brisbane City Council is undertaking an initiative to encourage cycling in Brisbane City through the construction of three “cycle centres”, offering secure bicycle parking as well as shower facilities and services such as washing,
Each cycle centre has been leased out to contractors to run, so each have their own pricing and perks. Generally you can subscribe for a yearly or monthly fee, or pay a little more for a single day’s use of the facilities. It’s convenient for commuters and recreational cyclists alike.
King George Square
The King George Square cycle centre — Cycle2City — was opened in May 2008 and is taking new memberships.
You can get to the King George Square cycle centre from the Bicentennial Bikeway by getting off at the Turbot Street exit and following the cycleway until Roma Street.
Brisbane, Qld, 4000 Australia
Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital
The cycle centre at the Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital has opened and offers reasonably priced cycling facilities underneath the RBWH busway station.
While not ideally located for CBD access, the RBWH cycle centre is open to hospital staff as well as the general public, and offers considerably lower prices than the central city facilities.
Herston, Qld, 4029 Australia
A new cycle centre has been built in the HQ Building in Fortitude Valley, and is operated by 99 Bikes.
The Fortitude Valley centre has all the regular amenities including parking, showers, lockers and dry cleaning.
For more information on the cycle centres, check the map below.