‘Much-needed boost’ as expanded Brisbane Cycling Festival to return in 2021

The Brisbane Cycling Festival will return in 2021 after cancelling this year due to Covid-19.

To run on March 24 to April 12, the Brisbane Showgrounds will host the expanded festival program which will feature returning major events as well as an all-new Festival Village showcasing an array of multi-discipline cycling events, an active lifestyle expo and entertainment.

“The Brisbane Showground is a fantastic city icon and is the perfect hub for the Brisbane Cycling Festival,” Cycling Queensland CEO Sean Muir said.

“Boasting diverse spaces, a flexible outdoor footprint, and connectivity to the King Street precinct and to Brisbane City, makes it an excellent platform to deliver immersive cycling experiences for all from elite competitive through to mass participation events.

“Festival attendees will see a flurry of new activities and entertainment included in the 2021 line up, including cultural lifestyle activities like food, wine, craft beers and family entertainment which is all possible within the new Brisbane Cycling Festival Hub.”

The RNA Showgrounds chief executive Brendan Christou welcomed the opportunity to host the event.

“We’re delighted to be chosen as the venue for this major event which will help generate a much-needed boost for the events industry,” said Christou.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said events like the Festival would play an important role in the state’s economic recovery.

“Because Queenslanders have done such a great job fighting COVID-19, we can now welcome tourists back to our state,” she said.

“This event will deliver a great boost for local businesses at a time when everyone is doing it tough.”

The Brisbane Cycling Festival is delivered by Cycling Queensland with support from the Queensland Government through Tourism & Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency.