Canberra’s annual celebration of cycling returns to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday 18 February. Many hundreds of Canberrans are expected to participate in the Pedal Power event, with four different rides to suit all levels of skill and experience.
There will be plenty of delicious food and drink options and free family-friendly entertainment at the event hub at Rond Terrace, including jumping castle, face painting, water games, penny farthing rides, Canberra singer songwriter Matt Dent and Tanamasi West African drummers accompanying the riders as they go through the Parkes Way Tunnel.
The day kicks off at 6.45am with the start of the 120km ride, followed by the 68km, 20km, and the family friendly 5km ride commencing at 9.30am. Every participant will receive a medal, and for the first time we have a 20km route for those wanting to try an entry-level longer ride. The 120km and 68km rides will be timed so people can track their performance.
The ACT Government is an official event supporter of the Big Canberra Bike Ride, and we are encouraging all entrants to support our fundraising partner the Amy Gillett Foundation whose mission is to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders. More information and online registration at www.bigcanberrabikeride.org
Online registrations close midnight on Tuesday 13 February.