Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory and surrounding countryside are cycling nirvana.

Cycling is very popular in all its forms from road racing to touring to off-road mountain biking. Long-distance bicycle rides are an established part of the local scene.

There are many good rides available within the relatively small area of the “Territory”. Our rides generally cross the border into New South Wales, opening up a vast network of roads for cycling through very pleasant countryside. Most of the ACT Region’s Audax group reside in Canberra and nearby New South Wales. Many of the ACT Region Members are experienced and committed long-distance cyclists and are only too happy to assist new riders and offer advice and support.

Audax ACT Region rides include single-day rides or multi-day journeys, exploring areas such as the Riverina, the Central West, and the Southern Highlands.

Challenging rides in the NSW alpine areas include the Snowies Epic 300 which is usually calendared every two years and the extremely challenging Permanent, the Snowies 600km ride with 10,000 metres of climbing and 60 hours to complete.

Safety is a priority with organisers. Rides use quiet back roads and when this is not possible, main roads with wide safe shoulders.

Rides generally start in Canberra or within a short ride/drive of the city. Please contact the ride organiser at least 3 days before the ride to confirm your participation and to obtain details such as the start location and time. Feel free to contact the Rider Organiser beforehand to discuss any aspects such as difficulty, terrain, road types, and lighting requirements.

ACT Upcoming Rides

Upcoming rides for ACT for the next 28 days

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Coota Capers Register
A series of rides traversing the south west slops of the NSW Great Dividing Ranges
Distances: 204km, 301km, 411km, 602km | ACT | BRM
More Coota Capers Register
a double up on your 200 or just a 200
Distance: 210km | ACT | BRM
Koorawatha Kruise (2022) Register
A weekend of riding commences with 200km and 300km options. Both courses traverse undulating canola country to the north of Boorowa and Young. Some favourite ACT Audax roads plus a new out and back leg to Koorawatha.
Distances: 105km, 201km, 305km | ACT | BA
Hilly Harden Hop (2022) Register
The second day of rides from Harden is much hillier than the first but the fine views will be worth all the effort. A chance to explore new roads and scenery and to enjoy familiar country at the height of spring: A choice of 100, 120 or 200 km courses.
Distances: 109km, 123km, 209km | ACT | BA

Contact Us

Our Team

To view more see Audax News

Visual Portfolio, Posts & Image Gallery for WordPress

For information on all calendar rides go to the Audax Calendar.
For information on all feature rides go to Feature Rides.

Visual Portfolio, Posts & Image Gallery for WordPress

For more ride reports go to Ride Reports.

Visual Portfolio, Posts & Image Gallery for WordPress