Different routes for different riding abilities

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5 km Big Family Ride

The 5 km Big Family Ride takes place entirely on closed roads.

Big Canberra Bike Ride 5km

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Distance: 5km
Average Speed: 7  – 15 km/h
Start Time: 10:00am
Start / Finish Location: Event hub in-front of Old Parliament House
Age: All ages (u18 accompanied by an adult at all times)
Total road closure.


35 km Big Community Ride 

The 35 km Big Lake Ride features a circuit around Lake Burley Griffin, the “jewel in the crown” of Canberra’s beautiful bush capital, passing through wooded glades with picturesque lakeside scenery with stunning views throughout.

Riders have the option to shorten their ride to a 20 km loop around Lake Burley Griffin.

Big Canberra Bike Ride 35km

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Distance: 35km
Average Speed: 10 – 25 km/h
Start Time: 9:00am
Start/Finish Location: Event hub in-front of Old Parliament House
Age: All ages (u18 accompanied by an adult at all times)
Partial road closure, majority bike path and minimal open roads with course marshals.  

 


65 km Big Dam Ride 

The 65 km Big Dam Bike Ride takes you out of the city following one of Canberra’s most popular and challenging cycling circuits: the Cotter – Uriarra loop. The ride features rolling hills and extended climbs, stunning river landscapes and spectacular views of the Cotter Dam. This ride will be timed. 

Big Canberra Bike Ride 65km

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Distance: 65km
Average Speed: 15 – 35 km/h
Start Time: 8:00am
Start / Finish Location: Event hub in-front of Old Parliament House
Age: 12+  (u18 accompanied by an adult at all times)
Partial road closure, majority open roads.


120 km Big Tidbinbilla Ride

The 120 km Big Tidbinbilla Ride follows the same route as the 65 km Big Dam Ride, with the addition of a return ride into the beautiful Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, which features several challenging climbs. This ride will be timed.   

Big Canberra Bike Ride 120km

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Distance: 120km
Average Speed: 20 – 35 km/h
Start Time: 7:00am
Start / Finish Location: Event hub in-front of Old Parliament House
Age: 12+  (u18 accompanied by an adult at all times)

Partial road closure, majority open roads


 *This ride has a cut off time of 7.5 hours, allowing for an average speed of 16 km/h and arrival at the event hub at 2:30pm. If you have not reached the Cotter Campground Aid Station by 1:00pm you will be asked to gracefully retire. If you choose to continue riding, it will not be under event conditions.

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