...Brisbane athletes have long sought the return of the epic Southbank criterium and Surfers Paradise criterium and the Brisbane Blast is a sustainable longer term strategy to bring the focus of racing into the heart of this very fine city.
With the support of the Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing we aim to develop these events into sports tourism drivers and seek the ongoing engagement of runners, cyclists and corporates.
It has taken four years to reach this position and we must thank the Councillors, Major Events Officers of the Brisbane City Council; the leadership team of Brisbane Marketing; the Queensland Police Service for advice and encouragement along the way.
Bring it on Brisbane
The Brisbane Blast – Christmas Criterium on Sunday the 15th of December is racing ahead and we need you!
Race Director Mike said today “the Christmas Crit circuit (Alice Street, George St, Margaret St & Edward St) is a unique race- the only 1km course that will get approval in the city heart. It has the greatest potential to draw a crowd and enlist the Pros, Semi-pros who are all home for Christmas”. Our ambassadors already include Michael Hepburn, Jay McCarthy, Kirsty Broun and many other Pros who will soon confirm their availability.
Organisers have spent a year with the course community, Brisbane Marketing, Police and Council . So this Blast is going ahead!!
We need every licenced rider from Cairns to Coffs to race! And we need non-licenced riders to grab their mates and form Corporate Teams.
The event will donate to a most worthwhile charity – the Brisbane Hospital and Women’s Hospital Foundation just in time for Christmas.
The Sunday race is just two weeks before Christmas and is the perfect time for families and partners to come to the city heart to do their Christmas shopping. Stamford Plaza has special weekend accommodation packages being launched next week and other inner city hotels are keen for business.
Wind: ENE at 14.48 km/h
Monday 18°C / 29°C
Tuesday 17°C / 29°C
Wednesday 20°C / 31°C
Thursday 21°C / 32°C