Park and Pedal Carpark to Woden


The Park and Pedal carpark to Woden provides a safe route for locals to drive part-way to work and ride their bikes the remainder. This is a great option when the full distance is just that bit too far; but when you want to incorporate some exercise as part of your commute and avoid hefty parking fees closer to the town centre.

From the Park and Pedal carpark, you can easily access Westfield Woden Shopping Center and a range of office blocks that house Australian departments, local business and Woden Health precinct.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your bike and ride to work in Woden.


The trail is quite easy and flat at the beginning, and includes a slight incline as you approach Woden.

Like previous Park and Pedal rides we have shared, you will spend most of the time riding on shared paved paths along the Yarralumla Creek drainage channel.


We will start from our familiar point at the Park and Pedal Carpark. Facing the lake you turn right onto the shared path. Follow the path, cross Scrivener Dam and then travel all the way through to the Cotter Road where you do a loop. Veer left, staying on the shared path towards Woden. Keep going, crossing Carruthers Street and McCullough Street until you come to Melrose Drive. You can either ride on the road or on the shared path until you come to Corrina Street and the Woden Library.

Food and drink

Hungry after the ride? Sure you are. Then the food service at the end of the ride will definitely please you.

The ride ends at Westfield Woden Shopping Center where you can find a wide range of restaurants serving coffee, breakfast and brunch, as well as dishes from many different cuisines. You can stop by the Turkish Pide House to enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine, or you can try Thai food at Chong Co Thai Restaurant and Bar, or the famous dish sushi served by Sushi Sushi. If you want to taste something new from Asia, then visit Au Lac Vegan Cuisine – Woden to try Vietnamese vegan meat dishes which are completely made from soybean.   


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8.537 km / 5.305 mi

Total Distance

116 m / 380 ft

Total Ascent

103 m / 338 ft

Total Descent

592 m / 1,941 ft

Highest Point

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Ride Considerations

When riding a bike you should always be aware of the environment around you and the status of the path and route. Caution is required and you should not rely on the information on this web page to protect your safety. Our information is to help guide you on the direction - but it does not contain a comprehensive listing of all the safety issues you may face.

In Canberra, there is local wildlife that sometimes wanders onto the track including kangaroos, and there may be branches and loose matter such as sticks, rocks and soil. Likewise, you should be vigilant at all intersections. If you need to travel on the road, please be aware of all your surroundings including people potentially opening doors in front of you and cars approaching intersections. Defensive riding is recommended at all times.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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