Routes

Trading Hours
Summer Holidays
27 Dec - 27 Jan 2014
9-5 every day
(Xmas Eve 9-1, Xmas Day CLOSED)
Summer/Autumn Trading Hours
9-5 daily
BUT CLOSED MOST TUESDAYS
during school term

Winter Trading Hours
1st June-31st August inclusive
Sat+Sun: 9am-5pm
Mon, Wed-Fri: 10am-4pm
CLOSED MOST TUESDAYS
during school term
Mr. Spokes Bike Hire
Phone
02 6257 1188
Booking required for large groups (+15)
Email
Address
Barrine Drive, Acton
ACT, 2601
Australia

A ride around Lake Burley Griffin is a ‘must do’ while you’re in Canberra. The full circuit is around 35km, but you can try one of the following shorter loops. Then again, you could ask us for a lock and hire your bike for the full day to visit some of the many attractions along the way.

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Central Basin

Central Basin

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 8 km
Duration: Approx 45 mins

Description: A flat circuit heading from West Basin to Commonwealth Park where you can view the waterlillies in the ponds and hear the Carillion performance on Aspen Island. Head over Kings Avenue Bridge and take in some of the fabulous artwork in the National Gallery’s sculpture garden.

Ride along the beautiful promenade past the National Portrait Gallery and the National Library and back over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge to Mr Spokes. If you have time, stop for a coffee at Waters Edge.

West Basin

West Basin

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 17 km
Duration: Approx 1.5 hours

Description: A delightful insight into why Canberra is called the bush capital. Ride West along Lake Burley Griffin and the base of Black Mountain, through grasslands and eucalypts to Scrivener Dam. Head past the Governor General’s house and into beautiful Westborne Woods then on to Weston Park.

Hug the Lake back through Yarralumla and return to West Basin over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. If you have time, take 3 hours and stop for a coffee at the Yarralumla Brasserie in Weston Park – or take a picnic with you. If you’re lucky, you will see the wallabies grazing just near you!

East Basin

East Basin

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 13 km
Duration: Approx 40 mins

Description: This loop, planned for completion in 2009 takes the rider by the river to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve and back towards the city via Kingston. Whilst part of the route is yet to be sealed, it can be accomplished now via walking tracks near the wetlands and footpaths through Kingston.

Other sites within riding distance of Mr Spokes include the wonderful Australian National Botanic Gardens, the War Memorial, Old Parliament House, the National Museum and new Parliament House.