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Canberra: Lake Burley Griffin Circum-cycle

Cnr Cadell & Giblin Sts, Downer, , AUSTRALIA
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Heads south 7km past CBD to Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park, near Commonwealth Bridge. Starts looping the lake clockwise, past The Carillon and briefly aside narrow Molonglo River.
Turns westward and into Kingston, with numerous coffee/food options.
Then passes Gallery, High Court, Questacon, and Library.
Further west, out to Kurrajong Point, then past Government House, Yarralumla, to Scrivener Dam.
Now heads east again, to Black Mtn Peninsula, then the National Museum.
Finally, almost reaching Commonwealth Bridge, heads 7km north back to Downer on different paths, past ANU.
Most of the route is flat, except undulating a few km either side of the dam.
A 14km shorter route could be arranged by starting and ending lakeside. Further shorten by skipping Kurrajong Point, Black Mtn Peninsula, and National Museum.

Notes: This start-time might be delayed a bit if someone travelling from Sydney that morning has a delay.Plenty of photo stops, + lunch stop.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)48
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 297.003
GradeEasy Medium
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SuitabilitySuits riders preferring flat-ish scenic paths. Unsuitable for speeding.
FeaturesOften close to Lake Burley Griffin, mainly on paths. Past some iconic buildings and through varying parkland.
Coffee stopKingston Harbour (various)
Expected duration4.50 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
For more information including ride map and profile, and any pre-registration options please check the Calendar Entry on the Bike North Website


As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others into danger. By registering for this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.


Event date: 11/03/2023
Time:  11:00:00

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  Cnr Cadell & Giblin Sts, Downer, 
0428 640 975