Come and celebrate cycling in March 2022

The Big Canberra Bike Ride is Canberra’s annual celebration of cycling, and the capital’s largest mass participation ride.

This non-competitive event brings together over one thousand riders of all ages and abilities, offering a unique opportunity to cycle on closed roads through the heart of Canberra alongside other happy riders.

All routes will start and finish at the event hub on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House. 

History

The Big Canberra Bike Ride was first held on 15 March 1999 to promote cycling in the nation’s capital.  The event was held in mid-March to align with the anniversary of the founding of Canberra (12 March 1913).   The first Big Canberra Bike Ride offered a single route through the City and Dickson.  As the event grew in popularity the ride options have expanded:  two routes were offered in 2011, and in 2012 this expanded to four.  The Big Canberra Bike Ride is now Canberra’s most iconic cycling event with a range of routes to cater for riders of all skills, interests, and abilities.   

Pedal Power made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Big Canberra Bike Ride due to forecasted severe weather that would make riding dangerous.

Volunteer with us

The Big Canberra Bike Ride simply would not be possible without our wonderful Pedal Power volunteers.

Each year they contribute their time, skills and passion for cycling in a range of roles from course marshals and registration volunteers, to sweep riders and signage assistants.

Why not start planning now to volunteer with us in 2022. Contact Pedal Power today and be part of making the Big Canberra Bike Ride a big success!

Different routes for different riding abilities

Bring your family, bring your friends, and let’s get riding!

Friends bike ride