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Event Date

Road Safety
Signage & Marshals
Road Closure Details
Collection of Ride ID, Info Pack & Merchandise
Start Venue Information
Aid Stations
The Finish
Mechanical Support en-route & Pre-ride Servicing
Emergency / Incident Procedures
Contact Numbers


Event Date

Sunday 5 March, 2017




Saturday 4 March

1:00pm  Registrations open for rider pack collection and late registrations at Rond Terrace

4:00pm    Registrations close

Sunday 5 March 

6:00am    Registrations open at the Event Village at Rond Terrace for rider pack collection and late registration

7:00am    Start for 120km ride

7:30am    Start for 68km ride 

8:30am    Start for 35km ride 

9:00am  Event Village opens with entertainment, food and drink available

10:00am  Start for 5km ride 

3:00pm    Event village concludes

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Road Safety

Riders please note the following information regarding road safety during the Big Canberra Bike Ride 2017:

  • All riders must obey Australian Road Rules.
  • The Big Canberra Bike Ride is an open road event. After the first 7kms has been completed, riders will be sharing the road with other traffic.
  • Riders will also be sharing the road with other participants of differing abilities, so please be aware of your fellow riders.
  • Keep to the left to allow motor vehicles to overtake.
  • Keep a safe distance from those in front.
  • Riders should move off the road before dismounting their bike.
  • Riders must wear an Australian Standards approved bicycle helmet.
  • Participants must ride in single file where appropriate and no more than two abreast unless overtaking.
  • Pass only on the right of other riders.
  • Clearly indicate your intentions to other riders and road users, ie. slowing down, changing directions and stopping.
  • Take care as other traffic may be travelling at high speeds.
  • Private support vehicles are not permitted along the route. Vehicles belonging to family and friends must use an alternative route to the finish.
  • Police will be patrolling the route and any riders found to be riding outside the road rules will be subject to penalties under the Australian Road Rules. 
  • Be sociable and safe.

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Signage & Marshals


  • From start to finish there will be clear directional arrows and signage marking the route.
  • Signs will also indicate when you are approaching a refreshment station.
  • There will be marshals (wearing fluorescent vests) along the route, riding bicycles and in vehicles, as well as at stationary posts. All volunteers and staff involved in the event will be clearly identifiable. The marshals do not have the authority to stop motorists; they are there for your safety and that of other road users. Please listen to and follow their instructions.

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Road Closure Details


  • Parkes Way (Westbound) will be closed from 06:00- 12:30

    Lady Denman Drive and Clunies Ross Street will be closed from 06:00- 09:30.


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Collection of Ride ID, Info Pack & Merchandise


Rider pack collection will take place on Saturday March 4 at Rond Terrace. 

Late registration will also be available at this time.

Rider pack collection will also be available at the Event Village at Rond Terrace from 6:00am on the day of the Big Canberra Bike Ride 2017.


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Start Venue Information






Rond Terrace, Parkes Way  











6:45am 120km

7:15am 68km 

8:15am 35km 

9:45am 5km 






7:00am 120km

7:30am 68km 

8:30am 35km 

10:00am 5km 



Registrations may take between 10 and 15 minutes, please allow plenty of time


  • Prior to the start, riders will be asked to place themselves in rankings based on their estimated average speed. The rankings will be up to 20km/h, 20-25km/h, 25-30km/h and 30-35km/h. The start line marshalling area will be marked with signs indicating each speed zone section. Please assist us by waiting in the relevant section to hear the rider briefing prior to the start.
  • On site there will be water, coffee, and toilets.
  • Car parking will be available in the car parks surrounding Rond Terrace
  • We would like to remind all attendees that parking will be enforced and to park legally.

    Please be aware that it is an offence under the National Land (Road Transport) Ordinance 2014 to park a vehicle on open space in the Rond Terrace area.  Open space is any area that is not designed for the movement or parking of motor vehicles, such as grassed areas, footpaths and landscaped areas. 


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Aid Stations


Two aid stations will be located along the 68km route:

  1. Stromlo Forest Park
  2. Coree


Four aid stations will be located along the 120km route:


  1. Stromlo Forest Park
  2. Coree
  3. Cotter Reserve
  4. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve


There will be an aid station for the 35km rides located on the shared use path at the junction of the Molonglo and Lake Burley Griffin paths.

  • At each station there will be water and fruit and access to mechanical and first aid support
  • All riders should bring two full bidons to the start of the event as well as extra snacks to eat along the way.
  • Lunch is available for riders at the finish. There will also be supplementary water and hydration products available. 

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The Finish


All riders finish at the Event Village located at the start line at Rond Terrace. The route to the Event Village map is coming soon.

De-registration is not necessary. 

Food will be available for sale from local providers, including snacks, hot food, coffee, ice-cream and soft drinks.

There will be live music for everyone to enjoy, plus face painting for the kids and much more.

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Mechanical Support en-route & Pre-ride Servicing


Mechanical support will be available at the Event Village. All official event vehicles and marshals will have resources to help with punctures, though riders are responsible for carrying their own repair kits and spare tubes as well as ensuring their bike is mechanically sound before the event.

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Emergency / Incident Procedures  


If you require medical attention during the event, please contact the Event Manager on 0457 038 543. If you cannot get in contact with the coordinator and urgent attention is required, call 000.


In the event of an incident, use the following checklist as a guide:

  • Ensure your own safety first
  • Ensure the safety and welfare of any injured person, participant, volunteer and/or public
  • Contact appropriate emergency authorities, stating your name, location, phone number, role and service(s) required
  • Remain at the scene until emergency assistance arrives, unless unsafe to do so
  • Provide all possible assistance to emergency services
  • Record actions taken, times and details of all involved, including possible witnesses as soon as practical. If necessary/possible please take photographs
  • Contact event organisers as soon as possible on 0457 038 543

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Contact Numbers

EVENT MANAGER - 02 6248 7995 or 0457 038 543

Your registration for the Big Canberra Bike Ride gives you access to discounted Pedal Power ACT membership. This will give you insurance coverage for your ride at the event, and all year. 


You can also buy insurance coverage for just the day of the event


Note to riders: every attempt has been made to ensure the details contained in this Ride Info are accurate at the time of printing, however things can change and we urge you to check the validity of the information yourself.

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Big Canberra Bike Ride 2017
  • Raised So Far
  • $17,890.70
  • Help us raise vital funds