If you want to plan a ride around Canberra, you will need a good map. After that, a route suggestion could be useful. Here both are discussed.Continue reading “Canberra cycling planner”
Getting an overview is the start to planning a ride. CyclOSM turns the Canberra map on its head by showing a cyclist’s view of the city. The map data is from OpenStreetMap. These maps are available on the smartphone with another open-source product: OSMAnd.Continue reading “CyclOSM: OpenStreetMap for bikes”
Farrer or Eddison Park Nature Play playgrounds were introduced in the last post and riding there is discussed here. Farrer is surrounded by other suburbs and a great place for a playground. Woden town centre is tricky with kids and an island to itself.
Canberra.bike recommends Komoot for cycle navigation in Canberra.Continue reading “Riding to Farrer or Eddison Park Nature Play”
Mount Tennent, Honeysuckle Creek and Mount Rob Roy belong to the great hill climbs in the south. Mount Tennent, south of Tharwa, is usually walked but it can be run. Honeysuckle Creek is a popular road ride (the road is currently closed), and Mount Rob Roy a gravel ascent on Banks Steep Track management trail.Continue reading “Mount Rob Roy: alone but not forgotten”
Riding in Canberra is great if you know where to go. Roads are not the best option, and paths are much safer. OpenStreetMap shows all the paths. Load an app on your smartphone and the map goes with you. Let me point you in the right direction.Continue reading “OpenStreetMap is the best map for the Canberra cyclist”
There are many paths missing on the Active Travel Infrastructure Practitioner Tool. Particularly the unpaved paths are very poorly represented, but they are not unimportant for many cyclists in Canberra.Continue reading “Three bike maps of the Arboretum”