Bike riding

Change the way you move. Ride a bike to your next destination for fun, fitness and smart transport. If you swap your daily car trips to active travel, you can help reduce congestion on our roads and keep our city cleaner and greener.

We have so many bikeways and pathways that link neighbourhoods, schools and parks, and connect with our major transit routes. Riding your bike is popular for commuting and recreation, it produces less pollution and can be quicker for short trips, especially in peak hour.

Free bike workshops

Get on your bike and join our free bike workshops for riders of every age and level of ability! Our expert instructors will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to become a confident and safe cyclist. Workshops are held across the city.

Visit our Free bike workshops page for details of all upcoming workshops and book online.

Bike theft prevention

Bike theft can result from owners not locking their bikes properly or leaving them in places where they are at risk of theft. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of having your bike stolen.

  • Always lock your bike using a durable security device e.g. u-lock or folding bar lock.
  • Lock the frame to a fixed, immovable object that can't be broken or moved, even at home.
  • Secure your bike in a busy, well-lit area where it can be easily seen, or in one of the City's bike sheds.
  • Secure any valuable components and accessories.
  • Record serial numbers, make, model and colour.
  • Engrave your bike. Your local police station has an engraving tool for loan and can help you work out your personal code and register the code in their property tracing database. For more details contact your local police station.
  • Photograph the bike and consider insurance.
  • Download a Bicycle Identification Card from the Neighbourhood Watch website to record all your bikes details and keep it in a safe place.

Riding safety

The Queensland Government has road rules to help make our roads safer and more efficient. There are also regulations for the safe use of paths and sharing our roads with other road users, for example, bike riders, emergency vehicles, trams and even horses. These rules are enforceable by the Queensland Police Service.

Road rules also set a minimum passing distance fines can be issued to cyclists and motorists to keep our roads safe. By law, motorists must stay wider of bike riders by giving a minimum of:

  • 1m when passing a bike rider in a 60km/h or less speed zone or
  • 1.5m where the speed limit is over 60km/h.

Find out more:

Reporting unsafe behaviour

PoliceLink: We can help the police by sharing information about the speeding and unsafe behaviour we witness on our roads and pathways. Contact police via Policelink on 131 444 or or online at

Bike sheds

We have bike sheds available for you to use along the G:link light rail at these locations:

  • Broadbeach South station
  • Cypress Avenue
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Griffith University, east on Parklands Drive
  • Queen Street station
  • Southport station, west along Nerang Street

They provide a protected place to park your bike while you make the most of our public transport on your way to work, school, shopping or just getting out and about.

Bike share

The Gold Coast has a bike share scheme available to residents and visitors, providing another affordable and sustainable travel option to explore our beautiful city.

Walking & cycling maps

Our walking & cycling maps will help you discover the best walking, riding and public transport routes in your local area. Why not explore your neighbourhood or the wider Gold Coast?