Plan your ride
Leave the car at home and explore the Sunshine Coast via pedal power. The region offers a vast network of bicycle tracks allowing cyclists the freedom and safety to explore the region on pathways and dedicated roadside bicycle lanes.
There are a number of cycle and pedestrian access points onto the campus. The Alumni Way bicycle and pedestrian path links the eastern and western accesses of the campus and a network of paths connects the University to Sippy Downs, Buderim and Mooloolaba. To plan your ride to USC Sunshine Coast campus, use Sunshine Coast Council's online maps to view current and planned pathways, for use by both cyclists and pedestrians. Please note that the map does not display on-road cycle lanes or markings.
Visit the Sunshine Coast Council website for information on cycling safety, pathways, and events around the Sunshine Coast, and refer to the Ride to USC Map (PDF 441KB) for details on the facilities located on campus.
The University has a selection of bicycle racks and end-of-trip facilities on campus. Showers are located on the ground level of the following buildings on campus:
- USC Bike Hub
- Sports Tower
- Sports Stadium
- Building D
- Building I
- Building K
- Building B
- Innovation Centre
- Uni Club
Refer to the Ride to USC Map (PDF 441KB) for the locations of these facilities.
Please consider pedestrian safety when riding on bicycle / pedestrian paths and remember to dismount when in the central campus area as this area is a walk only zone.
The USC Bike Hub is a dedicated end-of-trip facility for use by students and staff. Located adjacent to carpark 5, 150m from Buildings C and D, the Bike Hub offers parking and lockers for bikes, gear lockers, showers and toilet facilities.
Access is granted by swipe card only, with the Bike Hub monitored at all times by two CCTV cameras. You must adhere to the Bike Hub conditions of use at all times.
Access is free - complete the registration form. Personal lockers are available for a semester-long deposit of A$20 and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
If you would like to secure a personal locker you must select the option for bike hub access and locker on the online registration form and agree to the Bike Hub Personal Lockers conditions of use. You will be notified via email within 7-10 days as to whether a locker is available for you. If you are allocated a locker you will receive a link (containing your locker number) to USC’s online payment facility where you can proceed with your locker deposit payment via credit card only. Once you have completed your transaction you must print your receipt and take it to Asset Management Services Reception where you will be issued a key for your locker.
When you no longer require a locker you must return the key to Asset Management Services Reception along with your deposit receipt and complete a One stop Refund Form at Reception. You refund will be processed to your credit card usually within 7 days.
The USC Bike Stations are located adjacent to the Brasserie / Bus Interchange and at the Sport Stadium. These secure facilities are monitored by CCTV cameras and provide parking and locking facilities for bicycles. Access is by swipe card and is available to all staff and students with a current University identification card.
Bike repair stations
Keep your bike moving at one of our self service Bicycle Repair Stations. Located at the Bike Hub and The Transit Centre Bike Station alongside a bike pump, each Station is equipped with:
- Bike tyre levers
- A Wheel nut spanner bike tool
- A plain screwdriver
- A shifting spanner
- A multi purpose bike tool
USC bike clinics
USC holds free bike clinics each semester for students and staff to learn how to maintain and repair their bikes. All clinics are held at the Art Gallery Piazza, usually starting at 9.30am and finishing at 1.30pm. If it is raining on these days, the clinics will be held on the ground floor of Building C (Chancellery) across from Café C.
Clinic dates 2017
- USC Welcome Week | Monday, 20 February 2017 (6 hours)
- USC Welcome Week | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 (6 hours)
- Thursday, 23 March 2017
- Thursday, 20 April 2017
- Thursday, 25 May 2017
- USC Welcome Week | Monday, 17 July 2017 (6 hours)
- USC Welcome Week | Tuesday, 18 July 2017 (6 hours)
- Thursday, 24 August 2017
- Thursday, 21 September 2017
- Ride 2 Work Day | October 2017 (TBC)
The clinics will supply a mechanic / trainer to be in attendance for each workshop who will instruct you on how to clean, maintain and carry out basic bike repairs, and also give advice on bike controls, usage and bike fitting.
Are you looking for a cycling buddy? Take the opportunity to network with other cyclists and join them on their rides.
There are a number of cycling pathways into South Brisbane to the South Bank campus. Bikeways and shared pathway maps are available on the Brisbane City Council website.
The Bike Hub is located in Basement 2, Building A4 (SW1), 52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane. Students are responsible for bringing their own lock and must have their student ID card provisioned to enter the bicycle hub. This can be requested by emailing SouthBank@usc.edu.au
Brisbane CityCycle is a service provided by Brisbane City Council that allows any member of the public to hire a bicycle 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
There are 150 CityCycle stations available across Brisbane’s city centre and each is located in close proximity to one another. Memberships or casual passes are available and if bikes are returned within 30 minutes, the ride is free of charge. Usage fees apply after 30 minutes.
You can find more CityCycle information online at www.citycycle.com.au