Getting out on the bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades can be fun for the whole family.
Brush up on these simple tips for riding with kids:
Suttons Park in Brassall and Grande Park in Springfield have miniature riding tracks, complete with stop signs, line markings, roundabouts and traffic signals, so your kids can practice their riding skills while learning about road safety.
The Ipswich Cycle Park in Churchill provides a place for riders of all ages to ride or train in a safe location. The park has three track loops, ranging from 400m to 1.3km.
There’s lots of skills to learn when riding a bike and scooter. To help you teach children how to ride, there are three YouTube videos to help.
Do everything you can to make sure your kids are comfortable to ensure they enjoy riding. Start by checking the scooter or bike is the right size and the seat the correct height. Make sure they wear enclosed shoes and clothing that won’t get caught. More comfort results in more smiles and less tears.
Ipswich has a number of off-road pathways perfect for little riders. Many of our parks also have recreational pathways to practice riding up and down hills.
Check out the top family rides to try below.
This central park in Bundamba has some great paths to ride.
Ride in a figure eight around Jones Road Reserve and Brittains Road Reserve.
Ride around Regatta Lake on the mostly shaded bikepath.
Ride around Discovery Lake, stopping for a picnic or a play at the playgrounds along the route.
Ride around and between two great parks in Ripley.
This ‘learn to ride’ concrete track has road signs and line markings to help learn road safety and boost your confidence riding.
Ride on the many paths, before stopping for a picnic in the park.
Ride from Limestone Park and around the suburban streets to Leichhardt.
Ride around this park on mostly shaded pathways and stop to play on the playground.
Ride on paved footpaths around Pan Pacific Peace Gardens park in Redbank.
Ride through Ipswich Honor Playground along the Bremer River.
Ride around the many shared, shaded paths in the Robelle Domain parklands.
Explore Robelle Domain and Springfield Lakes while riding to Discovery Park.
Explore Robelle Domain, before riding to the learn to ride track at Grande Park.
Ride from Rosewood Train Station, for a single loop around the centre of Rosewood.
East 950m loop; West 1.5km loop
Ride in a figure 8 around the scenic Spring Lake Park.
West 980m loop
Take the west route around Spring Lake, starting at Montello Circuit Park.
Ride on mostly shaded paths along Opossum Creek.