Thursday Social Rides


General Information

Various rides around the suburbs of southern Canberra – grade EX to MXX.  Thursday Social Rides provide an easy paced 15-22 km/h ride starting in the Tuggeranong Valley.  Most rides are around 2 to 3 hours riding time.

Starting place

The car park adjacent to the Sea Scouts Hall, Mortimer Lewis Drive, Greenway.

Starting time

Gather at 8.45 am for a 9:00 am start all year round.


Adrian Hobbs / Teri Hobbs

More details

Monthly ride schedule (subject to weather conditions):

  • 1st Thursday– 30 to 45km – (EX to EXX) – most bikes are suitable
    mainly sealed bike paths and quiet streets in Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Woden.
  • 2nd Thursday– 39km – (MXX) – road and hybrid bikes
    a faster and largely on-road loop through Tharwa and Point Hut Crossing.
  • 3rd Thursday– 40 to 50 km – (MX to MXX) – most bikes are suitable
    generally sealed bike paths and quiet streets north to Lake Burley Griffin leading to the Arboretum, Museum, Botanic Gardens, etc.
  • 4th Thursday– 25 to 35 km – (MXX) – mountain bikes or other bike with wider tyres
    significant off-bitumen sections, generally on fire trails and walking tracks close to suburbs in Tuggeranong, Woden and Weston Creek.
  • 5th Thursday(4 or 5 times per year) – 50 to 60 km – (MXX) – road and hybrid bikes
    excursion route north to Pialligo, Kingston Foreshores, War Memorial, etc.

We usually have coffee at a local venue along the way. The ride leader will take the group mainly on bike paths, footpaths and fire trails, with some on-road riding using quieter streets or cycle lanes.

Please note –usually a leader accredited by Pedal Power will be available to lead the ride. The ride leader will not necessarily be the ‘event organiser’ shown below who puts the ride on the calendar and fields enquiries. If no accredited ride leader is available, those present may organise their own ride, but that will not be a programmed Pedal Power ride.

The rides are unsupported. Riders need to be self-sufficient and provide their own water, tools, pump, spares tubes and whatever else is desired. There is no ‘sag wagon’ or equivalent.