Tips & Resources

Maps and rides

 

Great resources, bike trail maps and feature rides for people who love cycling.

 

Ready to ride, but where?

There are plenty of great places to ride bikes for people of all ages and abilities in every city of Australia. Whether you’re looking for the best route to work, a hill to fly down or a trail to explore, browse this page to help find your next bike route.

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Bike riding maps

Most state road authorities or council websites are a good place to find trail maps, bike path updates, recreational riding parks and plenty of other handy bike riding resources.

Local cycling guides
Good bike riding conditions

Planning a bike route

Planning a bike route shouldn’t be complicated. For many people, it’s as easy as jumping on your bike and trialing the local streets or paths. If you are looking for some help planning your route, here are some of the most popular resources.

Google Maps

Google Maps has a handy and pretty accurate bike route feature that provides recommended routes for getting from A to B on your bike.

Strava

Strava is used by a lot of riders to track their rides, but the route builder tool is also a great way to find the best bike-friendly routes.

Ask a mate

If you’ve got a friend who likes to ride bikes, they’re often the best source of information when it comes to finding the most bike-friendly route.

Learn more about finding a bike route here.

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Different places to ride

Shared paths

Shared paths offer car-free riding that’s great for casual rides and commuting. These often follow rivers and beaches making them beautiful places to ride. You can find popular shared paths in your area in the local guides drop-down at the top of this page.

Rail trails

Rail trails can’t be beaten for a weekend outing. These are disused railway lines that have been converted into car-free shared paths that you can ride along for miles for training, commuting or sight seeing.. Find out which rail trails are near you.

Training ride with Jess Douglas
Training routes

Training routes often attract more road cyclists than car traffic on weekend mornings. You can find popular training routes on apps like Strava, through Facebook Groups like ‘People who love to ride‘ or by asking a cycling mate — they’re always happy to help!

Forrest Mountain Bike Park
Mountain bike trails

Mountain biking challenges your skills more than any other type of riding – with the payoff of intense fun! Mountain bikers travel far for the best riding experiences but short options are often closer than you think. Have a look at these mountain biking spots.

Road riding

Of course, the streets of your neighbourhood are a perfectly fine place to ride as well and many people chose to ride their bike on the road. You can find the roads in your city that are best suited for riding bikes, as well as brush up on the rules of sharing the road on the local transport websites.