The section of Canberra Centenary Trail along the border with NSW overlooks Gungahlin and winds its way amongst rural hills The Canberra Centenary Trail is an adventure – walking, riding or any other way. The ACT Environment’s website is hopelessly out of date – do not let that put you off.
Riding along Pipe Flat through the Molonglo Valley is a great ride. It is relatively flat and very scenic. It has become more difficult to pass the building sites at Whitlam and Namarag. Care is required on Coppins Crossing Road.
Mount Taylor is not all that far from Weston Creek Pond, but mostly uphill. We are rewarded at the top with the view. The route is via Heysen Street.
Electric mountain bikes are remarkable. They provide remarkable performance and demand nothing more than average fitness from the rider. The experience riding electric bikes is extraordinary as the rider can be ordinary.
Ride Dunlop for pretty sunset views across the ACT / NSW border and Dunlop Grasslands. Dunlop is in the far west of Belconnen on the ACT/NSW border. Where the houses stop the view over farmland starts. A quiet area with some good paths.
Forde is a pretty suburb adjacent to the Mulligans Flat Woodland Reserve. Lyall Gillespie Corridor is a highlight. A loop through Forde starting at the Mulligans Flat Woodland Reserve parking area.
Gravel riding in the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve and the adjacent Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve. A very popular spot for gravel riding – the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve and the adjacent Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve.
The Pinnacle in Canberra Nature Park is very pretty and undulating – perfect for recreation cycling. The Pinnacle Nature Reserve lies on the hill behind Hawker. It is part of Canberra Nature Park. A ride around the edge of the reserves along the management trails is about 11 km in length. A good walk but only a short ride.
Rushing off to work in the morning is familiar to everybody. Riding to work is enjoyable and good for our health. Getting there quickly and on time greatly matters. Considerable thought goes into getting to work. The routes between town centres are the most important ones and form cycle highways. This project focuses on the needs of commuting cyclists and the infrastructure they use daily.
Explore the route now, but some of it is on foot. 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.