You don't need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride a bike to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family. Having very young children is no barrier to cycling, and in fact this can be one of the best times to get on your bike.

Learning to ride a bicycle is an important developmental milestone for children. The physical benefits for fitness and core strength are well known but what is often overlooked is the role of bikes can play in developing risk reward strategies and behaviour.

Mastering the basics of cycling demands balancing the risk of falling off and hurting yourself against the benefit of fun, freedom and independence.

Canberra is home to some outstanding cycling opportunities ranging from protected cycle paths to extreme mountain biking. Click on your preferred cycling style below for more information.


Don't have a bike? The link below has everything to help your family explore Canberra with ease.

Cycle Canberra



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