Currumbin QLD, 4223
The Currumbin Beachfront spans the coast from Currumbin Creek to just past Flat Rock Creek, ending at Kropp Park.
The iconic Currumbin Beachfront will act as a picturesque start/finish line for the GC2018 road cycling and race walk events.
A rigorous technical process has been undertaken to design the street routes of the three free events - cycling road race, cycling time trial and race walk – with all events showcasing the southern Gold Coast and the city to the world like never before.
Time Trial Course
Road Race Course
Race Walk Course
The Race Walk will be on Sunday 8 April, Cycling Time Trial on Tuesday 10 April and Cycling Road Race will take place on Saturday 14 April.
The Road Race is an 18.7km loop from the Currumbin beachfront to Elanora and out through the Currumbin Valley. The women’s event will complete 6 laps for 112km. The men’s event will complete 9 laps for a total of 168km.
The women’s Time Trial will see competitors take on a 24.5km course, while the men’s event adds a loop out to Currumbin rock pools for a total of 37.8km.
The 20km race walk is a 1km loop along the Currumbin esplanade with stunning scenery for both athletes and spectators.
Yes. To ensure the safety and security of athletes, officials, spectators and residents, there will be changes to the road network during the road events.
We’re working closely with the City of Gold Coast, Queensland Police Service and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure this world class cycling event can be carried out safely while minimising the inconvenience to local residents and businesses.
Detailed information will be provided well in advance of the event to ensure local residents and businesses are aware of changes to road operations. It will be important for people to plan ahead before the games and stay up-to-date with daily travel information during the games.
The City of Gold Coast is leading a comprehensive public awareness program to ensure the Gold Coast community is kept up to date with event-related information as it becomes available. The engagement team will be working with the local community in the lead up to, and during, Games time so local residents and businesses can make necessary plans and maximise the opportunity of having a world class sporting event in their area. You can contact the team on email or phone 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).
The cycling Road Race, Time Trial and Race Walk are free events. This is an amazing opportunity for residents and visitors to watch world class athletes in action in the beautiful southern Gold Coast.
A spectator event guide for the road events will be available in the lead up to the Games.
Walking or cycling will be the easiest way for locals to access the events.
In some locations we will need to limit access to certain roads. A comprehensive public awareness program will be rolled out to ensure residents and businesses know what will be different in relevant areas at Games time. This information will be provided well in advance of GC2018. The City of Gold Coast engagement team will work with local residents and businesses to minimise any inconveniences during the event period.
Our top priority is to ensure the safety of athletes, officials, spectators and residents. Temporary barriers may be required to secure sections of the course.
We are working closely with Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to ensure that emergency services will have access to all areas.
A spectator guide for the road events will be available in the lead up to GC2018, detailing viewing locations and how to get there.
Walking or cycling will be the best way for most spectators to access events. A spectator event guide for the road events will be available in the lead up to the Games.
Public transport is a big part of GC2018 planning. There will be changes to local bus routes and stops. This information will be provided to local businesses and residents well in advance of GC2018.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a spectator along the course, taking in free, world class events in your own backyard.
You can also volunteer, helping to shape the success of the road events. Volunteer applications open Monday 6 February, read our volunteer FAQs and find out more details.
The City of Gold Coast engagement team will be working closely with local residents and businesses to provide updates as detailed event planning progresses. Information will be provided in many ways, including market stalls, community and business forums, advertising and online. You can contact the team by email or phone 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).