News

2016 AUSTRALIAN CANOEING ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS18 Nov 2016 11:29 AM2016 AUSTRALIAN CANOEING ANNUAL AWARD WINNERSMore...Licensee PersonSports House

Events

First Aid Accident & Emergency23 Jul 2015 1:58 PMFirst Aid Accident & Emergency28 May 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMOffering fun and interactive first aid courses 5 times a week at the Varsity Sports House.More...
First Aid Accident & Emergency23 Jul 2015 1:58 PMFirst Aid Accident & Emergency29 May 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMOffering fun and interactive first aid courses 5 times a week at the Varsity Sports House.More...
First Aid Accident & Emergency23 Jul 2015 1:58 PMFirst Aid Accident & Emergency30 May 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMOffering fun and interactive first aid courses 5 times a week at the Varsity Sports House.More...
Riding with the Gals

Riding with the Gals

Description: GCCC Girls Cycling event
Venue:
Price: POA
Date(s):

Join us on a stylish cruise just for the gals and enjoy the beauty of your local area.

Bring your girlfriends, the more the merrier.

Details include:

Sunday 3 May from 9am – 10am

Where

We’ll meet at Burleigh Heads State School and embark on a casual cruise from Burleigh Heads to Varsity Lakes. We’ll end the ride at Bike & Street Fest 2015 - a celebration of cycling and being active, visitwww.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/bikefest.

Ride details – 6 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes and mostly on off-road paths.

Sunday 17 May from 7am – 8am

Where

We’ll meet at Robina Community Centre and explore scenic Robina on off-road paths. We’ll end back at the Robina Community Centre to coincide with the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Expo, where you can start your day with free yoga at 8am and the Fun Fit and Fab breakfast at 9am. Visit www.womenshealthandwellbeingexpo.com.au to book yoga and breakfast.

Ride time – 6 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes and mostly on off-road paths.

What to bring?

  • Your own bike - serviced and safety checked at a local bike shop
  • Australian Standards Helmet – compulsory
  • Mobile phone - carry with you on the ride
  • Water bottle - carry with you on the ride
  • Sun protection – sunscreen and hat

Riding with the Gals logoWhat to wear?

This ride is all about fun and style so singlets, dresses, skirts and thongs are ok but do be mindful of the following:

  • Long baggy clothing can get stuck in the chain - if you are going to wear long pants, long dresses, long skirts please ensure they are tight or check that they won't get caught in the chain.
  • Sleeved clothing - provides better sun protection
  • Closed in shoes - provide better protection
  • Sunglasses - may be handy

RSVP

We need to get an idea of numbers for this event. Please let us know if you can come one week before each event.

Call us on 07 5582 8893
Or email activetravel@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Note: if you are under 18 years of age you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Previous rides

The City’s newest cycling initiative, Riding with the Gals, attracted more than 50 women to each of the first two rides held in March and April. Olympic champion and soon-to-be mum, Sara Carrigan, led the recent rides around the suburbs of Robina and Varsity Lakes. Participants enjoyed the stylish cruise around the local area, discovering new pathways to enjoy and making new friends to continue riding with.

Check out the Riding with the Gals image gallery.

Quotes from previous participants

"This event has inspired me to ride to work. I have subsequently identified a route that I can take from Robina to Burleigh Heads, which is prominently on paths and away from motorists. Thanks for encouraging me to get back on my bike on a regular basis!

"I love riding and keen to find some other girls to ride with ... have now found one."

"It was awesome. It excelled my expectations. I used to live in Robina and only rode on the roads so didn't know how beautiful the scenery is on the bicycle paths."

"I hope this is the start of more to come!"

Related information