Joining a club is one of the best ways to meet other cyclists and improve your riding ability.
When looking at clubs you need to consider your goals and riding preferences. There are clubs which specialise in road cycling, while others might be aimed at triathlon, BMX or mountain biking. Some will focus more on racing while others will organise regular social rides and events.
By joining a club you will also have the opportunity to get personal accident insurance through the sport's governing body. This is important if you wish to compete at local events and races.
For road and track cycling, see the clubs page at www.qld.cycling.org.au
For triathlon, see the 'Clubs and Coaches' tab at www.triathlonqld.com.au
For mountain bike clubs, see the latest information at www.mtba.asn.au
For BMX clubs, see more at www.bmxq.org.au
99 Bikes is affiliated with several Brisbane clubs who are always happy to welcome new members:
Brisbane Cycle Racing Institute (BCRI) - www.brisbanecycling.com
The Brisbane Cycle Racing Institute (BCRI) is an active club of juniors, elite, masters and athletes with disability competing in road and track cycling events. For new riders, the club offers a structured entry into cycling. For the inspired cyclist, there is great opportunity for performance development.
Through their racing blog you can follow the progress of the BCRI 99 Bikes road race team.
Tri Addiction Squad - www.brisbanejogsquad.com.au
RATS Cycling Club - www.ratscc.com.au
The RATS Cycling Club is based in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. The membership area also includes Logan City to the south and Redlands Shire to the east.
Members engage in a range of activities including downhill and cross-country races and events, trail care programs and regular social and training rides.