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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