Pedal Power offers a variety of regular rides catering to different levels of fitness and interests. The rides listed below are graded from easiest to hardest (requiring endurance).
Simply match your abilities to the ride and see how your fitness improves...
All rides incorporate a café stop and regrouping points, and all return to their start point. If you want to leave the ride early, please tell the leader or tail-ender. Occasionally, when an accredited leader is unavailable, riders present at start may plan their own, non-Pedal Power ride. Pedal Power terms and conditions apply.
WEEKEND SOCIAL RIDES (easiest)
SUNDAY social ride – meet 8.50 am, Belconnen (car park, University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra - opposite MacDonalds). Mostly on sealed bike paths and quiet roads. For those returning to cycling, or new to a cycling group. Distance up to 25 km, flat to undulating terrain. Map, info, contact: click here.
SATURDAY social ride – meet 8.50 am, Acton Ferry Terminal, Yerrabi Ponds District Park, Wunderlich St, off Gundaroo Drive, Gungahlin. Distance up to 25 km, flat to undulating terrain, pace faster than for Sunday group. Map, info, contact: click here.
WEEKDAY SOCIAL RIDES (more effort and distance)
THURSDAY social ride – meet 8.50 am, all year, car park near the Sea Scouts Hall, off Mortimer Lewis Drive, GREENWAY. Options include suburban bike paths; Tharwa/Point Hut Crossing loop, Weston Creek, Woden, etc. Travel speed 15-22 km/h. Undulating/sometimes hilly. Map, info, contact: click here.
WEDNESDAY social ride – meet 8.30 am for 8.45am first group departure November-March inclusive; meet 8.45am for 9.00am departure all year, Maribyrnong Ave car park opp Diamantina Cres, KALEEN, just down from Caltex. Up to 40 km, usually Belconnen-Gungahlin-Hall area (sometimes central Canberra). Sometimes a cultural event, sometimes 40+ km. Be prepared for hills. Travel speed 18-22 km/h. Map, info, contact: click here.
Wednesday EXCURSION ride – on the second Wednesday of the month (replaces the social ride). Meet 8.15 am, November-March inclusive, for 8.30am departure, and 8.45am, April-October inclusive, for 9.00am departure. More challenging and further afield, 40 to 60+ km. Travel speed about 22km/h. Map, info, contact: click here.
SUNDAY WANDERERS road-riding in the capital countryside – groups calling for endurance to match group’s speed, distance and experience
There are four groups graded on speed and distance. Starting places and times may vary depending upon the group and time of year so click here for detailed information on upcoming rides.