The resurfacing of the Black Mountain Peninsula bike path is now completed and reopened.
A massive gap opened up in the Canberra cycling network as the Black Mountain Peninsula bike path closed for resurfacing in September 2020.
How much further is it?
- A detour from Lake Burley Griffin (interchange) around the north of Black Mountain to Civic adds 9km to the journey if you stay on a bike path.
- A detour from Lake Burley Griffin (interchange) south around the lake to Civic adds 7.5km to the journey if you stay on a bike path.
Lady Denman Drive
Lady Denman Drive runs parallel to the bike path. John Dow provided the following tip.
“Just jump on Lady Denman Drive, keep left, it’s a wide road with enough room.”
This will take you to the ANU and traversing the ANU will bring you to civic.
North or south route?
The direct path is closed from Monday 21/09/2020 for resurfacing.
The detours between these two points are not short. Riding south around the lake is the shortest.
North around Black Mountain is the longer route.
Here are all the routes on one map that can be viewed on Komoot as a collection.
Working out the best route
You are going to have to think about your options. The CyclOSM view of the Canberra cycling network may help. The areas impacted are Molonglo Valley, Weston Creek, Belconnen, West Belconnen. Those living in the Woden Valley will likely take the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and be therefore unaffected.
What to do? Take a look at this map first for the overview. Komoot is good, too. Extra travel time is to be expected. Enjoy!