Trail UsageBiking Primary
Points of interest along this section include:
summit of Black Mountain for walkers only
Cork Oak Plantation, National Arboretum Canberra
Visitors Centre National Arboretum Canberra
ACT Bushfire Memorial
Stromlo Forest Park.
William Hovell Drive Underpass
Please note you will be sharing this narrow underpass with horse riders. Some horses are easily frightened by bicycles. A frightened horse can be a danger to its rider and to you.
Sport—Canberra's National Facilities
Today, Canberra residents can enjoy sports at both the local and national levels of competition.
It wasn't until well into the 1920s that community sporting clubs and facilities were developed and made available for public use. The booming number of public servants and their families arriving from Melbourne in 1927 put pressure on the Federal Capital Commission to provide amenities that would turn the new settlement into a community.
Sports ovals, tennis courts, a golf course, racing track and river swimming hole featured in the early suburban settlement around Acton. Modern Canberra suburbs now feature public sports facilities as a part of their planned design.
As the National Capital, Canberra is also home to the world class Australian Institute of Sport at Bruce, and Stromlo Forest Park which hosted the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.image
SportCanberras National Facilities
In the 1920s, women in Canberra were outnumbered by men, three to one. A Women's Sports Association was formed in 1927 to lobby for sporting facilities. Above, the then Prime Minister's wife, Margaret Whitlam, opens the 1973 season of the Canberra Croquet Club.
More Stats for Centenary Trail Section 5 – Black Mountain to Stromlo Forest Park mountain bike trail
Altitude change-97 ft
Altitude min1,773 ft
Altitude start2,048 ft
Altitude end1,952 ft
Distance climb5.2 miles
Distance down6.2 miles
Distance flat4,297 ft
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