Social rides

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Want to explore Canberra by bike and meet like-minded people? Join us on one of our social rides! 

Our rides vary from 20 km to over 100 km – so that everyone can find a ride they enjoy. We have rides of varying distance, pace, hilliness, skill and terrain, including off-road, path and road rides. All our rides are led by an accredited volunteer ride leader. Rides are free and non-competitive – we ride for fun and to share the experience with others!

Most rides include a stop at a café or to enjoy a view. They start from locations all over Canberra, so there is bound to be a social ride near you. 

You do not have to be a Pedal Power member to join our rides. We aim to welcome new riders, however, due to demand some of our rides are fully subscribed. 

What ride should I choose?

All our rides are graded so you can choose the ride that best suits your skill, fitness and the type of riding you like to do. Each ride is graded by the following characteristics:

  • distance – in km 
  • pace – the average expected speed in km/h
  • hilliness – typical gradient as a %
  • terrain – path, road, gravel, track, singletrack
  • skill – novice, beginner, experienced, intermediate, expert

Ride gradings vary as routes change week to week. You can find the ride grading in the calendar entry.

More on our rides

Weekday Riders

Rides of 35 to 50 km with a moderate pace of 20-25 km/h. Held weekly on Monday, Wednesday (four separate speed and distance groups) and Friday mornings, starting from Kaleen to destinations around the Canberra suburbs with a leisurely café stop.

Monday Dirt Riders

Rides of around 20 to 25km on fire trails, single track and other dirt tracks throughout Canberra. Held each Monday starting at various locations. 

— The three Monday Dirt Riders rides (Adventurers, Challengers and Cruisers) are currently full.  To get on the waiting list please email kalmsie@icloud.com with details of your skills and experience.—

Tuesday Tourers 21

Rides of around 70 km with a moderate pace of 20-25 km/h. Held weekly on Tuesday morning from Duffy shops, with varying routes on undulating to hilly, sealed rural roads.

Wednesday Dirt Riders

Rides on dirt or gravel over 20-30 kms.  Moderately paced and suitable for less experienced riders. Rides commence at 9.00 am and from different starting points.  Some hills.

Thursday south-side riders

Rides of 35 to 75 km with a moderate pace of around 20 km/h. Held weekly on Thursday mornings, mainly from Greenway, with various routes, and a variety of terrain on paths and roads, to fire trails. Once a month these rides are for mountain bikes only.

Friday Cruising Riders

Rides of 25 to 40 km with a slower pace of 18-22 km/h. Held each second Friday mornings, starting from Kaleen to destinations around the Canberra suburbs with a leisurely café stop.

Friday Dirt Riders

More challenging rides on green and blue single tracks for those who are experienced.  Approximate distance 22-30 kms.  Rides commence at 9.00 am and from different starting points.  Hills guaranteed.

Twilight riders

Rides of less than 35 km with a moderate pace of 20-25 km/h. Held on Friday evenings during the summer months, concluding with a meal at a convivial café or pub.

Friday Summer Twilight rides

Rides of less than 35 km with a moderate pace of 20-22 km/h. Held on Friday evenings during the summer months, concluding with a meal at a convivial café or pub. Start time 5.15 pm for 5.30 start. Different starting points.

Slow guided tours

These are leisurely weekend rides (not every weekend) on quiet streets. It’s not a race; nor is it for fitness. Wear whatever is comfortable. Be yourself.

Saturday riders

Rides of 20 to 35 km with a moderate pace of 20-25 km/h on sealed paths and quiet roads in Canberra. Held each Saturday from various locations. Ride ends at a café where riders can return to the start point with others or make their own way home.

Further Horizons

Further Horizons has the aim of keeping Pedal Power New Horizons Programme graduates riding in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere. All riders are welcome, even if they did not complete the Programme. Rides are about 35 km with a slow pace of under 20 km/h, mostly on paths or quiet roads. Held each Saturday from various locations. 

South Side riders

A variety of rides around the suburbs of southern and central Canberra. Most rides are easy-paced at 18-20 km/h with a riding time of 2 to 3 hours.

Sunday Wanderers 21

Rides of 45 to 60 km with a moderate pace of around 21 km/h, on sealed country and urban roads. Rides include a café stop at locations in the Canberra region. Casual group riding, developing endurance for distance riding. Longer excursion rides of more than 60 kms are held occasionally.

Sunday Wanderers 23 

Rides of around 70+ km with a moderate pace of around 21 to 23 km/h, on sealed roads around the Canberra region. Rides include a café stop at locations in the Canberra region. Casual group endurance riding.

Sunday Wanderers 25

Rides of more than 75 km with a medium pace of around 25 km/h, on sealed roads around the Canberra region. Rides include a café stop at regional locations and local wineries. Bunch riding where possible.

Sunday Wanderers 27

Rides of more than 75 km with a fast pace of around 27 km/h, on sealed roads around the Canberra region. Rides include a café stop at regional locations and local wineries. Bunch riding where possible.

Sunday Wanderers 29

Rides of more than 80 km with a fast pace of 29 km/h or more, on sealed roads around the Canberra region. Rides include a café stop at regional locations and local wineries. Bunch riding where possible.

Country Riders

Rides of between 60 and 100 km with a moderate pace of 20-24 km/h on country roads in the Canberra region. Held from time to time on Sundays leaving from a starting point notified by the ride leader. A companionable and friendly ride in the open countryside, wherever possible taking riders to a congenial lunch or refreshment stop. To be advised of coming rides, join the Country Riders mailing list by emailing here