Bicycle Queensland is on the hunt for biking bachelors, with the organisation’s 10-speed dating event oversubscribed with fit, female riders.
Held as part of Bike Week 2014, the two-wheeled take on the traditional dating technique involves a leisurely ride around the riverside and West End before finishing at a local café where you can chat and perhaps meet the rider of your dreams.
“It is a fun and light-hearted evening and certainly one of our most popular Bike Week events,” Bicycle Queensland CEO Ben Wilson said.
“There are 40 spots available and while there has been a strong uptake from the fairer sex, we’re in need of a few unattached blokes who are keen to meet other single riders.”
Mr Wilson said the Bike Week program – which runs from April 26 to May 4 – offered plenty for bike riders not looking for love.
“Regardless of whether you think you’d look good in lycra or your last bike had training wheels, Bike Week is all about jumping on a bicycle and giving it a go,” he said.
“With 25 activities on offer, most of which are free, there’s no excuse not to dust off your bike or borrow a friend’s and rediscover your love of cycling.”
Mr Wilson said the BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge and the Great Brisbane Bike Ride gave riders looking to push their limits a choice of challenge over 30, 50, 75 or 110 kilometres.
“The BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge is perfect for challenging yourself, or your mates,” he said.
“Every Coot-tha rider will battle the clock over the 2.3 kilometre 9 per cent climb up the mountain where PB’s, bragging rights and the climb record of six minutes and 29 seconds are all up for grabs.
“But if you haven’t sat in the saddle for a while, then the Great Brisbane Bike Ride is a great chance to stretch your cycling legs on a more leisurely route.
“There’s also “Closed Streets for Kids”, a new free event to get children and families riding a flat 5 kilometre course as part of the big rides day on Sunday May 4.”
Bike Week entries are now open. For more information about 10-speed dating, other Bike Week activities, or for a full event program head to www.bikeweek.bq.org.au.
Bike Week is partnered by the Queensland Government with support from BDO, Transcity Joint Venture and SCODY.