Canberra – Road Bike Rental Cotter – Uriarra

76 km - 1,075 m / 47 mi - 3526 ft - Weekend Ride - Saturday - Sunday

  • Region Asia Pacific
  • Country Australia
  • City Canberra

Ride Description

Ride Description

Within half an hour, we’re out in the countryside and up Mount Stromlo for an awesome view of Canberra. Some of the Mount Stromlo Observatories have been rebuilt after the 2003 firestorm that destroyed over 400 houses. The top section of Mt. Stromlo is a narrow two-lane road which requires riders to ride single file. The descent of Mt.Stromlo and then down to the Cotter is lots of fun. Mount McDonald is a category 4 climb and we need to watch out for kangaroos, wombats and rabbits. The scenery here is classic Australian bush and apart from the road, there no sign of civilisation. The descent to Uriarra Crossing is fun, fast and steep, but ends with a 90 degree turn and a category 4 climb up the other side. On the way back to the city, there’s an optional detour to do a lap of the Stromlo Forest Park criterion track.

For a shorter Canberra ride option try the 3 Peaks ride

Ride Map and Profile

Length: 76 km / 47 mi
Altitude: 1,075 m / 3526 ft
Difficulty: Cat 4 - Easy


Ride Details

Booking PriceUS $0.00
Departure Day/s Saturday,
Departure Time Arrive 8am - Ride 8:30 am - Return 12:00 pm - Cafe
Duration 3.5 hrs ride time
Departure Location Central Canberra position. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.
Included Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.
Excluded Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.
What to bring Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.
Need to know After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.

Ride Leaders

Andre – Canberra

With a last name like “Wheeley”, how could he not be a cyclist! André has ridden bikes since he was a boy, has always been a dedicated bike commuter, was into mountain biking early on, and has been accused by his mates of “going the full roadie” and “turning to the Dark Side” by taking up bunch riding. He loves meeting new people and when cycling always gives a wave and says a 'G'day' to other cyclists. He has competed in many road and MTB races, but loves the social side of cycling. He loves sharing his passion for cycling with others and has led many rides, both road and mountain biking. He's the 'social glue' in ride situations and loves the post ride coffee almost as much as the ride! and regularly organises local rides with friends and family. His longest ride was 400 km over 30 hours on a MTB from Canberra to the coast and back.  
RL Anthony Newman Canberra

Anthony – Canberra

Anthony has been riding bikes since he was able to walk, but has only recently taken up riding bikes to the point that he can’t walk. Motivated by the challenge of clocking up ridiculous kilometres both horizontal and vertical, Anthony has completed a number of iconic cycling challenges [Neverest 2017 (9000 vertical metres up Mt Ainslie, ACT), Audax Alpine Classic (320 km 2017, 240 km 2016), Fitz’s Challenge (250km 2016, 210 km 2015), Scott 24h MTB (2015 – 2nd Male teams of Four)]. However, most of the time he just loves getting out on the bike and having a good chat and a good roll-around, while maybe testing the lungs and legs over a couple of choice Strava segments. A Canberran for a few years now, Anthony knows well the roads and coffee shops of the scenic Canberra region.

Bike Rental

Canberra Road Bike Rental includes one of  the following bikes:

Tarmac Expert carbon (Men’s)
Roubaix SL4 Expert carbon (Men’s)
Amira SL4 Comp carbon (Women’s)
Ruby Comp carbon (Women’s)

NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.




NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.

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Selected ride date - January 20, 2018

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