Brisbane – Bicycles & Do Do LandSunday, 23 November 2014
◄ Seems like everywhere I go these days has recently signed up to a bicycle rental scheme. I’ve posted about my encounters with them in London, Paris, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco and now Brisbane. Back in September I was in Brisbane for the Brisbane Writers Festival and one afternoon set out with a friend to try the new scheme out. Seems like anywhere you go the rental systems are put in either by a Canadian company in Montreal or by a French company. This one was the French model although curiously their website was named abo-brisbane-cyclocity, calling something abo-brisbane didn’t seem like a good idea to me!
▲ And we rode along the Submariners Walk Heritage Trail, the stretch of the Brisbane River where US Navy submarines were based during WW II.
◄ Our ride ended at the Gasworks from where we turned around a retraced our riverside route.
◄ The Writers Festival coincided with the Brisbane Arts Festival which featured lots of activity around the city. In particular the amazing aerial performances by the Spanish troupe Do Do Land.