Here’s why a visit to Stromlo Forest Park is a must if you’re looking to progress your skills or want to challenge yourself.
While die-hard mountain bikers dream of jumping on a plane and heading to world-renowned parks like those found in Whistler, there’s no need when Stromlo Forest Park is located right here in Canberra. Just a three-hour drive from Sydney or a short flight from Melbourne and you’ll be transported to trails of international calibre.
As mountain biking becomes increasingly popular and the skill levels of riders increases, so too does the demand for more challenging trails for riders to progress on. That’s why Stromlo Forest Park has expanded their jump trails, the Vapour Trail and Trump Card. Check out the pros at Flow Mountain Bike taking in the Vapour Trail.
Not up to conquering black diamond runs just yet? That’s ok! Stromlo Forest Park continues to cater for all levels of experience with fantastic trails for beginner and intermediate riders to develop their skills including “The Playground”, “Skyline”, “The Luge” and “Double Dissolution”.
With the opening of a shuttle service at Stromlo Forest Park, riders now have even more time to enjoy the fun part – taking in the various descents Stromlo has to offer.
Riders in Canberra are spoiled for choice with one of the most diverse trail networks in Australia with areas such as Majura Pines, Sparrow Hill, Kowen Forest, Bruce Ridge and Stromlo Forest Park each offering a unique mountain biking experience. You’ll definitely need to make a weekend of it when you see how much we’ve got in store for you.
Absolutely nuts. From exhibitions like Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia at the National Museum of Australia which explores how bikes have transformed lives for Australians, to BentSpoke Brewing Co., a local brewpub that loves bikes so much they’ve even got a beer called the “Crankshaft” – there’s a whole lot of love for this mode of transportation.
If leisurely peddles around the city are more your thing than white-knuckle races downhill, hire a Brompton city bike from The Cyclery and take in the sites around our beautiful capital city.
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