Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the Bikes 2022

menAlive and the Archdiocese of Brisbane are excited to bring you ‘Blessing of the Bikes 2022’.

All are welcome to come and join us at St Stephen’s Cathedral on August 27 for a blessing from Bishop Tim Norton. Whether you are young or old, fit or unfit, weekend battler or elite professional, believer of non-believer, we would love to see you all for this year’s Blessing of the Bikes.  

The Blessing will be followed by a casual Riverloop ride finishing at Orleigh Park Westend for breakfast and coffee. 

Where: St Stephen’s Cathedral. 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City.

When: 7:00am on Saturday, 27th August, 2022.  

Blessing of the Bikes is a tradition in many towns and cities of Europe and North America. 

Cyclists of all faiths (or lack thereof) are welcome to come and join us with their bikes to receive a blessing from Bishop Tim as winter draws to a close and the Brisbane spring cycling season approaches. Included in the blessing will be the sprinkling of holy water on our bikes, a moment of silence to remember those cyclists lost in the past and lots of ringing of bells in celebration of the sport of cycling.

The Riverloop ride

After the blessing (10 – 15 minutes), those that are interested are welcome to join us for a Riverloop ride.

Three groups will venture along the Brisbane river:

Group 1 

31 km ride at approximately 25 km/hr

Group 2

15 km ride at approximately 20 km/hr

Group 3

7 km Family ride

Ride leaders will be present for each group to provide directions and other assistance during the ride.

Please note that the ride is an informal, unsanctioned ride and individual riders are expected to understand the inherent risks in cycling and gain appropriate insurance in the case of accident. Bicycle Queensland membership offers bike riding insurance for those seeking coverage.

Registrations opening Soon