Some love hills. There is satisfaction found climbing a hill and the reward of a magnificent view at the top. The ride down is a real thrill. Here are suggest hill climbs that lie in the heart of the suburbs.
Lake Burley Griffin Circuit has been resurfaced from Black Mountain Peninsula to Weston Basin. Here are a few photos one beautiful morning.
An alternate route on gravel when common routes are unavailable.
The top, most read articles on canberra.bike in 2020.
Closure of a major bike path for resurfacing.
ACT Government’s Federal budget requests. An article from The RiotACT. Cycling is “on a list of infrastructure projects sent to the Prime Minister by Chief Minister Andrew Barr.”
A shared story from CyclingGravel.
Many Canberra nature reserves have been reviewed on Australian Hiker.
Planning a recreational ride starts with identifying the options. CyclOSM highlights where you can cycle with blue and green lines and greys out where you cannot.
Cycling is permitted in 30 of the Canberra Nature Park reserves. Information from the Management Plan 2019 can be found in OpenStreetMap. The rideable reserves are previewed here.
Much of the recreational riding in Canberra are in areas controlled by the National Capital Authority.
Black Mountain forest, close to Civic, is rarely explored. The north and west slopes of the mountain offer excellent cycling on formed vehicle trails. Beautiful walking trails crisscross the mountain.