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:

Visit a ‘learn to ride’ track

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 400 metres to 1.3 kilometres.

Take bike lessons

There’s lots of skills to learn when riding a bike, and it's worth investing in bike lessons for your children. Ipswich Cycling Club offer junior development lessons to get a feel for two wheels.

Choose a bike path

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.

Get the right kit

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.

Top family rides to try

Alfred Seymour Park

900m loop

This central park in Bundamba has some great paths to ride.

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Augustine Heights Loops

3.0km return

Ride in a figure eight around Jones Road Reserve and Brittains Road Reserve.

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Discovery Loop East

2.8km loop

Ride around Regatta Lake on the mostly shaded bikepath.

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Discovery Loop West

2.3km loop

Ride around Discovery Lake, stopping for a picnic or a play at the playgrounds along the route.

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Faye Carr Park

1.6km

Ride around and between two great parks in Ripley.

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Grande Park, Learn to Ride

70m loop

This ‘learn to ride’ concrete track has road signs and line markings to help learn road safety and boost your confidence riding.

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Limestone Park

2.7km

Ride on the many paths, before stopping for a picnic in the park.

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Limestone Park to Leichhardt

3.9km

Ride from Limestone Park and around the suburban streets to Leichhardt.

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Lobley Park, Churchill

800m

Ride around this park on mostly shaded pathways and stop to play on the playground.

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Pan Pacific Peace Gardens

1.6km return

Ride on paved footpaths around Pan Pacific Peace Gardens park in Redbank.

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Riverheart Parklands Cycle Route

1.2km

Ride through Ipswich Honor Playground along the Bremer River.

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Robelle Domain Parklands

2.1km return

Ride around the many shared, shaded paths in the Robelle Domain parklands.

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Robelle Domain to Discovery Park

2.1km

Explore Robelle Domain and Springfield Lakes while riding to Discovery Park.

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Robelle Domain to Grande Park

1.9km

Explore Robelle Domain, before riding to the learn to ride track at Grande Park.

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Spring Lake East Park and Ride

East 950m loop; West 1.5km loop

Ride in a figure 8 around the scenic Spring Lake Park.

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Spring Lake Park Ride West

West 980m loop

Take the west route around Spring Lake, starting at Montello Circuit Park.

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Springfield Lakes Bikeway

2.6km

Ride on mostly shaded paths along Opossum Creek.

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Suttons Park, Learn to Ride

370m

This ‘learn to ride’ concrete track will teach road safety and boost the confidence of young riders.

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