Free cycling workshops
City of Gold Coast (City) is offering a series of free workshops to help you enjoy the many benefits that cycling provides. We have cycle workshops for every age and ability: from children and adults riding for the first time, to advanced cyclists and those who simply want to enjoy an easy Sunday social ride.
All workshops are facilitated by some of the most experienced cyclists in Australia and are all Cycling Australia accredited instructors. These are our experienced instructors:
Jenny Alcorn is a former professional triathlete winning gold in the 1992 World Duathlon Championships. Jenny has 30 years’ experience in the sport and has been coaching for the past 20 years at all levels of the sport including elite and junior elite as the head coach of Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club. Her passion is to develop the love of cycling within the wider community by increasing skill, technique and confidence.
Sara Carrigan is an Olympic gold medallist in cycling, has been inducted into the Sporting Hall of Fame and recently became a first time mum. With 20 years' cycling experience, Sara aims to help individuals enjoy their cycling and all the benefits that come with it, without compromising safety to themselves or others on the road.
Chris Thompson is a former State Champion road cyclist who has been coaching and instructing cyclists of all abilities for the past 16 years. He conducts programs, sessions and workshops for kids and adults from beginners through to elite riders. Chris is passionate about promoting the enjoyment of cycling attained through developing skills and confidence on the bike.
All the cycling workshops are free. Bookings are required. Grab your friends or come along and make new ones. Phone our Active Travel team on 07 5582 8453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details to book. Address details for venues will be provided upon confirmation of booking. Bookings to be made weekdays between 8am and 4.30pm.
- Absolute beginners on bikes
- Get back on your bike
- Better bike maintenance
- Ride with the gals
- Sunday social rides
- How to ride the roads
- Commuter cycle training
Children's cycling workshops
- Training wheels to two wheels course
- Children's Beginner cycling course
- Children's Intermediate cycling course
- Children's Advanced cycling course
Absolute beginners on bikes
This beginner’s workshop is designed for adults aged 18 years and over who have never ridden a bike before. With no more than three people to a workshop, we guarantee you'll be riding in no time.
|13 March||11.30am - 1pm||Palm Beach|
|19 May||9am - 10.30am||Robina|
Get back on your bike
This family friendly workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn some new skills, build your confidence and enjoy your bike again.
|16 April||9.30am - 11.30am||Parkwood|
|4 June||9.30am - 11.30am||Mermaid Waters|
Better bike maintenance
Keep your bike safe and in shape. Learn valuable tips and be shown how to clean your bike, repair punctures, adjust your brakes and maintain the chain. Designed for all ages, including family groups.
|5 March||12.30pm - 2pm||Tugun|
|9 April||9.30am - 11am||Helensvale|
|16 April||12.30pm - 2pm||Parkwood|
|7 May||12.30pm - 2pm||Runaway Bay|
|21 May||9.30am – 11am||Robina|
|4 June||12.30pm - 2pm||Mermaid Waters|
Riding with the gals
Mums, bubs, girlfriends, aunts and grandmothers are encouraged to join this easy bike ride. Enjoy the outdoors and discover your local cycling network. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome.
|13 March||9am - 11am||Palm Beach|
|5 April||9am - 11am||Runaway Bay|
|10 May||9am - 11am||Nerang|
Sunday social rides
Join us to explore our great cycle network on this easy Sunday social ride. We’ll cruise along off road cycle paths and quiet roads. Designed for all ages, including family groups. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
|28 February||2pm - 3.30pm||Broadbeach|
|20 March||2pm - 3.30pm||Currumbin|
|17 April||2pm - 3.30pm||Runaway Bay|
|29 May||2pm - 3.30pm||Miami|
|26 June||2pm - 3.30pm||Coolangatta|
How to ride the roads
Learn to ride the roads confidently, safely and become a better cyclist. This workshop is designed for intermediate cyclists aged 15 years and over.
|5 March||9.30am - 11.30am||Tugun|
|7 May||9.30am - 11.30am||Runaway Bay|
Commuter cycle training
An advanced cycling workshop with Olympic gold medallist, Sara Carrigan. This workshop takes place on the road, in real life traffic scenarios meaning you will become a confident cycling commuter, learning advanced bicycle handling techniques and valuable safety tips.
|15 March||9am - 11am||Palm Beach|
|17 April||11am - 1pm||Coombabah|
|17 May||9am - 11am||Miami|
Bookings required. Phone our Active Travel team on 07 5582 8453 or email email@example.com with your details to book. Address details for venues will be provided upon confirmation of booking. Bookings to be made weekdays between 8am and 4.30pm.
Children's cycling workshops
Training wheels to two wheels course
This workshop teaches children aged four and over how to advance from training wheels to two wheels. Children must bring their own two-wheeled bike (with or without training wheels), helmet and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
|31 March||2pm - 3pm||Palm Beach|
|3 April||9.30am - 10.30am||Parkwood|
|3 April||10.30am - 11.30am||Parkwood|
|7 April||10am - 11am||Ormeau|
|7 April||11am - noon||Ormeau|
|14 May||9.30am - 10.30am||Nerang|
|14 May||10.30am - 11.30am||Nerang|
|28 May||9.30am - 10.30am||Broadbeach Waters|
|29 June||10am - 11am||Southport|
Children's beginner cycling course
Following on from training wheels to two wheels, this course teaches children basic bike control skills to ride confidently in a traffic-free environment.
|7 April||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Ormeau|
|29 June||11am - noon||Southport|
Children's intermediate cycling course
This course designed for children aged six years and over, will teach bike handling skills and road awareness to enable them to ride safely in low traffic environments, footpaths, bike paths and quiet streets.
|31 March||3pm - 4pm||Palm Beach|
|25 May||10.30am - 11.30am||Broadbeach Waters|
Children's advanced cycling course
This course teaches children aged nine years and over, bike handling skills, traffic awareness and improves their confidence in a traffic environment and riding in a group situation.
|7 April||2.30pm - 3.30pm||Ormeau|
|29 June||2pm - 3pm||Palm Beach|
Bookings required. Phone our Active Travel team on 07 5582 8453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Address details for venues will be provided upon confirmation of booking. Bookings to be made weekdays between 8am and 4.30pm.