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.
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 Brasserie Lawn and Courtyard, usually starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm.
Clinic dates - Semester 2 2019
- August 2019 | Thursday, 1 August
- August 2019 | Thursday, 22 August
- September 2019 | Thursday, 12 September
- October 2019 | Wednesday, 16 October - Ride 2 USC morning - 8-12pm
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