It has come to our attention that there is still some confusion over the delays experienced by the 110km participants in last year’s Great Brisbane Bike Ride. The story many of you heard while waiting in line was that the ferry only had a limited amount of life jackets and therefore could not allow more bike riders on each trip. This is incorrect – providing more life jackets would have been an easy fix! Please refer to our explanation post event for the complete story.
This year we have negotiated the exclusive use of the Moggill Ferry for Great Brisbane Bike Ride participants, which will eliminate the main causes for the delays last year. To recap, for 110km riders this means:
- Exclusive ferry use for the morning of the event – the ferry deck will be bikes and riders only!
- No cars, trucks or motorbikes going across or on the return leg – so no delays with vehicle loading and unloading on either side of the river.
- Motor traffic will be advised well in advance of the closure and on-the-day diversions will be in place – so there will be less traffic on Moggill Road.
- An increase in the number of riders to 66 per trip (there are still restrictions in place that we must adhere to).
- We’ve upgraded the ferry crossing to an official rest stop, complete with a pop-up coffee shop, water, toilets and a sweet treat.
While some riders may have a short wait to board the ferry (possibly a welcome stop after all those hills!) at peak times, the quickness of the trip will be much improved on last year.
We hope to see you on Sunday May 7 for the best GBBR yet!