The top, most read articles on canberra.bike in 2020.
It has been said there is good riding in the ACT. Namadgi National Park and behind that Brindabella National Park are close to Canberra. That makes them interesting, however, none of the rides are short.
A rideable corridor to the Murrumbidgee River came up again with the release of “The best of Canberra mountain bike experience” report this week. Here is the proposed route.
Germany is known for high speed motoring but driving faster than 50km/h on a local street is considered dangerous. Austroads would agree, yet this is our situation in Canberra.
The Arboretum features a quirky central path and the trees are laid out on a grid in blocks. Two prominent hills dominate the landscape like camel humps. The larger of the two is Dairy Farmers Hill, and the smaller to the north is unnamed.
The Canberra Nature Park reserves seem to be endless and the view is obstructed by the forest and hills. The management trails and paths meander their way around the hills. There is a surprise around every corner.
South of Tharwa, the level crossing on the Murrumbidgee River was impassable. The Gudgenby River was also in flood but can be cross on Smiths Road over a high-level bridge. The conditions are muddy and wet underfoot.
There are a few points where there is easy access to the Murrumbidgee River and it has never become popular as a tourist attraction, apart from Cotter Reserve. Woodstock Nature Reserve is worth a look.
A massive gap has opened up in the Canberra cycling network now that the Black Mountain Peninsula bike path will be closed in September 2020 between the underpass at Lady Denman Drive through to the West Basin.
“No bike” signs have appeared at the northern entrances to Kama. This is a surprised. This policy change was not annouced on the ACT Environment website or in the Molonglo River Reserve Plan. Apart from the new signs there is no explanation.
Almost 1000 people read West ACT: riding on gravel.