The Tour De Logan bike ride is an annual recreational and community, single entry fee fund raising cycling event which has been running since 2010. The event is staged in partnership between the Rotary Clubs of Loganholme and Beenleigh.
When & Where
Sunday 30th July 2017
Berrinba Wetlands, Wayne Goss Drive, Browns Plains
Registration Opens: 5.30 am
- 100km – 6.00 am
- 40km – 6.30 am
- 20km – 7.00 am
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any additional information.
How do I know which direction to ride?
The 20km, 40km and 100km ride starts are staggered and the ride courses are well signed at the points where you need to turn or at every intersection, so if there is no sign visible advising a turn, you continue to ride straight ahead. Volunteer traffic marshals are situated along the ride courses to assist riders with direction. We suggest you take the time to review the course route prior to the event via the map your ride tab on this website. On registration to ride you will receive rider information to assist you to enjoy this event. The roads are open to traffic so normal road rules apply during the ride.
Will there be pace setters?
Yes, there will be pace setters from the Logan Cycling Club for each of the 20km, 40km and 100km ride. Due to traffic management of the ride, each ride must be completed within a certain time period and riders should be able to maintain an average speed of 10-17km per hour for the 20km and 40km rides and 20-35km for 100km ride. NOTE: All Course Marshals will be withdrawn at 12 noon.
What support is given along the ride course?
On each course there are the following to support you during the ride:
- Ride Support vehicle will be placed at the front and end of each ride course (no personal support cars permitted on the ride). Each rider is required to prominently display their rider bib so course marshals can identify you during the ride. Emergency family contact names and numbers should be detailed on the reverse side of your bib along with any important medical details.
- There are official rest stops with water, food, toilets and first aid responders along the ride course. In the case of an emergency, notify a course official during the ride.
- Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish and at rest stops along the route.
- There is no mechanical assistance on the course, although a support car will be able to pick you up and return you to the start point. If you require assistance move off the road and place your bike upside down to signal to the support car you require assistance. Please ensure your bike has been recently serviced and you have no punctures prior to starting the ride.
Safe Riding in Groups
If you are riding with a group or Tribe, you should know and abide by the normal rules of etiquette which makes group riding safer and more enjoyable for all.
- Be predictable with all your actions. Maintain a steady straight line and avoid braking or changing direction suddenly, especially if contesting a sprint. Remember that there are riders following you closely from behind. To slow down gradually, move out into the wind and slot back into your position in the bunch.
- Point out and call out any road hazards ahead. These include pot-holes, drain grates, stray animals, joggers, opening car doors and parked cars.
- Don’t overlap wheels. A slight direction change or gust of wind could easily cause you to touch wheels and fall.
- Pedal down hill when you are at the head of the bunch. Cyclists dislike having to ride constantly under brakes.
- Stay to the left when in front to allow room for others to pass safely on your right, particularly in traffic. Pass other riders on their right hand side whenever possible.
- Be smooth with your turn at the front of a group. Avoid surges unless trying to break from the bunch. A group will travel quicker when turns are completed smoothly.
- Avoid leaving gaps when following wheels. Cyclists save about 30% of their energy at high speed by following a wheel. Each time you leave a gap you are forcing yourself to ride alone to bridge it. Also, riders behind you will become annoyed and ride around you, especially if the bunch is working together to break away or catch a break-away in a race.
- Don’t panic if you bump shoulders, hands or bars with another rider. Try to stay relaxed in your upper body to absorb any bumps. This is a part of cycle racing in close bunches and is quite safe provided riders do not panic, brake or change direction.
- When climbing hills avoid following a wheel too closely. Many riders often lose their momentum when rising out of the saddle in a hill which can cause a sudden deceleration. This can often catch a rider who is following too closely, resulting in a fall from a wheel touch.
Entry Conditions of Tour De Logan Bike Ride – Participants must be aware:
- I understand that participation in the Tour de Logan bike ride involves cycling on public roads used by other traffic and I am aware that this is a potentially hazardous activity.
- I attest that I am physically fit and that my bike is in sound mechanical order prior to commencing the event.
- Each rider must wear a bicycle helmet, abide by normal road rules, obey traffic lights and signals and ride with care and consideration of others on the road.
- I understand that safety precautions such as course supervision, marshalling, and pre start briefings are provided as a service and are not a guarantee of safety during this event.
- All riders will receive an event briefing at registration which I undertake to read and abide by whilst participating in the Tour de Logan bike ride.
- As a condition of entry, riders release and exempt the organisers, sponsors, Government entities and other persons and organisations involved in the Tour De Logan from all actions, claims, proceedings, demands and costs whatsoever made or taken by any persons arising out of injury, loss or damage of whatever kind if suffered as a result of participation in the Tour de Logan bike ride.
- Riders consent to receiving any medical treatment that event organisers may determine necessary including transport by ambulance during or after the event.
- Riders must have sufficient confidence and experience to participate in the ride.
- Children under the age of 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- If the event is cancelled or the course altered due to weather or Acts of God or safety concerns outside the control of event organisers or if the rider does not participate in the event for any reason the entry fee is non-refundable.
- Event organisers reserve the right to use or copyright images of me in all forms of media and in all manners including alterations and/or composite representations to promote the event without restriction or compensation to myself.
- The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to the event and to change the published route or details from that described, without notice. I agree that my name and contact details may be retained by the organisers of the Tour de Logan bike ride and be used to inform me of future events.
- Parents or guardians of the participant must agree to the above for themselves and on behalf of their children.