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

22
May
Big Binda Bash Register
Three gravel courses to choose from, each with impressive high-country scenery and challenging climbs.
Distances: 108km, 154km, 200km | ACT | BG
28
May
Forbes Weekend – Saturday Register
Day 1 of flat loops starting from Forbes ranging from 50km to 600km.
Distances: 51km, 104km, 201km, 306km, 401km, 605km | ACT | BA
29
May
Forbes Weekend – Sunday Register
Day 2 of more flat loops starting from Forbes
Distances: 57km, 106km, 205km | ACT | BA
30
May
Forbes Weekend – Monday Register
Day 3 of more flat loops starting from Forbes
Distances: 113km, 201km | ACT | BA
11
Jun
Young Register
Day 1 of the Young rides takes in some great country with super views and the stunning ridge line of the road through Prunevale and Kingvale but those legs better be feeling young for the undulations and updulations of the Berthong Road to Temora and You
Distance: 207km | ACT | BRM
11
Jun
Centenary of the BRM 300 – Canberra to Young Register
A celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first 300km brevet.
Distance: 300km | ACT | BRM
12
Jun
Younger Register
From Young we take in the western slopes hill country around Harden, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal and north via roads less travelled.
Distance: 206km | ACT | BRM
13
Jun
Youngest Register
Encircling the Weddin Mountains, this is a cruisy one with few hills, going northwest to Quandialla and up to Pullabooka then back east to Grenfell before coming through some lovely cypress forests into Young.
Distance: 203km | ACT | BRM
15
Jun
TransOz #3 2022
An Audax Australia 4000km transcontinental unsupported randonnée from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific in the east, commencing Fremantle in Western Australia, finishing Bondi Beach in New South Wales.
Distance: 4000km | ACT | LRM

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