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 400m to 1.3km.

Teach Kids To Ride Videos

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.

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.

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.

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 Park Loop East

2.8km loop

Ride around Regatta Lake on the mostly shaded bikepath.

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Discovery Park 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


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


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

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Limestone Park to Leichhardt


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

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Lobley Park


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


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


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

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Robelle Domain to Grande Park


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

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Rosewood Loop

2.6km return

Ride from Rosewood Train Station, for a single loop around the centre of Rosewood.

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Spring Lake Park Ride East

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


Ride on mostly shaded paths along Opossum Creek.

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Suttons Park, Learn to Ride


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

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Rides in Ipswich