For the recreational cyclist, Toowoomba has over 70 km of pathways, a number of designated mountain bike trails and a network of roads that can be used by the more experienced cyclist. Council runs a number of bike ride events each year with assistance from local cycling clubs and groups. Rides are usually held as part of Bike Week, World Environment Day and Carnival of Flowers.
Suggested cycling routes
We have identified cycling routes that will be of interest to recreational cyclists. These are typically on streets with less traffic and through park reserves. Some routes are located along shared pathways (such as East Creek Pathway and West Creek Pathway). Many routes are along streets where cyclists can choose between riding on the road or using shared paths (where available). The routes will be suitable for recreational, family and less experienced cyclists who prefer less trafficked roads. This map may not reflect routes desired by commuter and more experienced cyclists who may prefer more direct routes.
Please refer to the overall map and then use the inset maps to choose a recreational route to help you get to your destination.
Toowoomba City Recreational Cycling Map (PDF for print).
Toowoomba City Recreational Cycling Map - detailed inset maps (PDF for print).
Toowoomba City Recreational Cycling Map - brochure (PDF for print).
Of course, not all cycling facilities or routes available in our region are shown on these maps.
Popular city routes are:
Toowoomba city 1/2 loop A 20 km ride around the city starting from East Toowoomba. Travel up to Picnic Point then make you way down past the University, along Drayton Road and then back up Perth Street. Ride rating: EASY.
Toowoomba city loop - East Toowoomba up to Picnic Point, south along Rowbotham Street, past the University, down Drayton Road, through Harristown, out South Street, north on McDougall past the airport, in Bridge Street, up Jellicoe Street and back through East Toowoomba to the top of the range. Start and finish anywhere on the loop. Add or subtract or take different streets as required. Road ride rating: EASY TO INTERMEDIATE.
We recently created a slideshow to provide a fun beginners guide to mountain biking in the toowoomba region - open in SlideShare.