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News Flash

Giro d'Canberra will not be running on the 23rd of February 2020. The Orroral bush fire in the Namadgi National Park has crossed Corin Road. At this stage we do not foresee that the Orroral Fire will be controlled by Sunday the 23rd of February. We are currently working on being able to announce a new date latter in the year. Any riders not able to ride the new date will be refunded their entry fee.

 

Rider Packs

Available To be confirmed 2020 between 2.00 – 4.00pm for pick up at Stromlo Forest Park at the Handlebar. We encourage riders to pick up their rider packs on Saturday , not the day of the ride.

 

Accommodation

TFE Hotels are offering accommodation deals for the Giro d'Canberra.

 

Link: Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra James Court

Link: Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Kingston

Link: Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Link: Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

Link: Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

 

15% off the fully flexible rate at all Canberra hotels for Giro.

 

Insurances

Cycling is dangerous and we recommend you be covered by insurance specifically for bike riders.

Organisations like Cycling Australia, Pedal Power and the Bicycle Network offer insurance through their memberships.

 

Pedal Powerhttp://www.pedalpower.org.au/

 

Bicycle Network

When you become a Bicycle Network member you are joining Australia’s largest bike riding organisation. You receive a 12 month membership to support our efforts to create a bike-friendly Australia.

  • Bike riding insurance
  • 12 month subscription to Ride On magazine
  • Access to rider's rights and legal support
  • Member rewards and priority event entry

Link to the membership page - https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/membership/4655/

 

Nutrition and Clothing 

The event is a long ride and all riders are required to carry sufficient food and water.

Food and water stations will be placed at the Corin Dam turn off, at the Corin Dam wall and at the Cotter.

 

Winners Bars are supporting the Giro d'Canberra again with a promo code for all of your Nutrition needs.

 

When you arrive back at Stromlo Forest Park, sit back and relax at the Handlebar.

 

The weather in Canberra in February can be warm. The temperature range is 14 to 27o in February.

 

Strava

The event has a club on Strava called Giro d'Canberra.

We encourage everyone to join this club.

 

On the day

The rides start at Stromlo Forest Park and each ride distance has a different start time.

  • Full Giro will start at 6.30am
  • Half Giro will start at 7.30am
  • Mini Giro will start at 8.30am

Each ride is not a race, it is a ride.

We will be riding on open roads, so all road rules must be obeyed.

We will have several support vehicles, including a SAG wagon.

Depending on numbers riders will be sent off in waves.