NSW Bike Week 2018

Bicycle NSW is excited to take part in Bike Week again this year! In a week where cycling takes centre stage across the State, we are looking forward to seeing more riders out on their wheels!

Taking place from September 22-30, riders across the State will have the opportunity to explore great places to ride in their area and beyond. This includes rides held by our Bicycle User Groups (BUGs).

Below is a range of rides that our BUGs are staging during Bike Week this year. They provide a great chance for you to get out and learn exciting routes in those areas. Bicycle NSW will also be attending events held by councils across NSW, which will be a great chance to talk all things bike riding!

Check out what is on...

Eastern Suburbs

BIKEast Supa Saturday Ride

This is BIKEast’s regular Saturday morning ride. From Moore Park to Ramsgate and back (36km) at a medium pace (ave 20km/h). We ride on the road and use cycleways as much as possible. Meet us at the bus shelter on Dacey Ave, just west of the intersection with Anzac Pde at 7:30am

Date: Saturday 22 September; Saturday 29 September

Time: 9:00am

Contact: Adrian Boss - 0407 005 574

Albury Wodonga

Social Ride

An easy paced ride suitable for those interested in social cycling with like minded riders. You will cycle 25km through the local paths, streets and roads in Albury and Wodonga and surrounding countryside.

Date: Saturday 22 September (meet at Noreuil Park, South Albury); Saturday 29 September (meet at Les Stone Park, Wodonga)

Time: 9:00am

Contact: Rob Bishop - 0408 698 133

Western Suburbs

Beginners' Chocolate Ride

Flat 12km ride along Cooks River cycle path to Adora Chocolates' cafe in Earlwood and then return via the same route. Suited for beginners or those getting back on their bicycles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring money for coffee/chocolate stop. Meet at the Cooks River Cycleway along Croydon Avenue from 9am to start the ride.

Date: Saturday 22 September

Time: 9:00am

Contact: Heather - 0408 227 133

Her Cycling Connections - Wednesday morning weekly ride
Her Cycling Connections Ride Leaders will lead riders on an off road path from Holroyd Gardens through to Prospect Reservoir for a small picnic lunch returning back to the gardens.  Suitable for women who are confident riders. Please bring water and small packed lunch/snacks for the picnic. BYO fully working bike and Australian Standard helmet. Bikes and helmets available for free. Please advise if a bike is required when booking

Date: Wednesday 26 September

Time: 9:30am for a 10:00am start.

Contact: Lisa - 0412 893 412

Addventageous Saturday Ride

Led rides throughout the Parramatta area on both off road paths and local streets. They are slow to medium paced rides of around 10km in pace. The specific route and theme of the ride varies each Saturday.

Meet at Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain at 10am for the start of this ride.

Date: Saturday 29 September

Time: 10:00am

Contact: Charlene - 0430 130 670

Addventageous - Friday rides

Social Ride

Led ride through various rides throughout the Parramatta area.  Riding combined of off road and back street routes. Please advise if bike hire is needed. Ride begins at 10m

E-scape the Office

A new and different way to enjoy your Friday lunch break on the Electric Bike! Join us for a led ride along the Parramatta River shared path. This ride begins at 12:30pm

Date: Friday 28 September

Location: Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain

Contact Details: Charlene - 0430 130 670

 

Western Sydney Cycling Network

Free Guided Bike Tour 

Celebrate Bike Week by discovering Fairfield City's beautiful parks and attractions on an easy 20km round trip cycle with the family. Please register here to confirm your attendance on the day.

Date: Thursday 20 September

Location: Western Sydney Cycling Network Clubhouse, Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood

Contact Details:Western Sydney Cycling Network - 0418 954 682

 

Inner West

Big Bike Week Ride

Join us to celebrate Bike Week and ride to the Inner West Council Big Bike Day in Leichhardt. Free ice cream, bicycle-powered smoothies and coffee is available, along with free bike skills workshops for people of all ages and experience. Free bicycle maintenance checks and a host of other activities are available on the day!  Start and finish at Dulwich Hill Station near the light rail entrance. Ride via the Greenway and find out about the “missing links” project to create a continuous cycleway.

Date: Sunday 23 September

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm

Contact: Natalie - 0435 117 463

Bike Week - Tour de Balmain

Its Bike Week, so hop on your bike and join us for a ride to Balmain via the Bay Run and Rozelle back streets. Explore the historic sites, old houses and Harbour parks of Balmain along quiet streets. Return to War Memorial Park in Catherine St for a free lunch at the annual Inner West Council Big Bike Day event. Ride begins at Bar Italia.

Date: Sunday 23 September

Time: 8:30am

Contact: 0418 265 301

BayBUG Concord to Como

Concord-Revesby-Woronora-Como. This Medium-Hard ride heads south on main roads through Revesby to the Alfords Point Bridge shared path, then on to Menai and Bangor, before heading through Jannali to Como for coffee/brunch on the George’s River. Start at corner of Brewer St and Majors Bay Rd, Concord. 

Date: Sunday 23 September

Time: 7:00am

Contact: David Martin - 0478 222 243

BayBUG Concord to Merrylands

Starting from Concord, the ride will head west through Olympic Park to Silverwater. Through the quiet back streets we will then join up with the M4 cycle path and head out to Merrylands for morning tea. The ride will return on the same route to ConcordStart at corner of Brewer St and Majors Bay Rd, Concord. 

Date: Sunday 30 September

Time: 7:00am

Contact: Jason Boland - 0422 432 660

South Coast

Narooma to Central Tilba return via Engine Road and Mystery Bay

Begin your Monday with a slow paced 39km ride from Lynch’s Hotel in Narooma. Participants will need a mountain bike as they ride through unsealed roads and across significant hills Route includes local urban streets Old Highway, Scenic Dr, Engine Rd, Tilba Punkalla Rd and return from Tilba via Mystery Bay. Coffee at Tilba.

Confirm your place by contacting Guy – (02) 4473 8376

Date: Monday 24 September

Time: 9:00am

Contact: Guy  - 4473 8376

Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride

Kiama BUG will be assisting Kiama Council in the classic family fun bike ride for Bike Week 2018. Participants will enjoy a 5km easy ride from Black Beach, Kiama to Kendalls Beach return.

The cost is $2 per person or $5 for a family, with all money raised going to the Heart Foundation. Riders will also go into the draw to win a new bike from Kiama Cycles and Sports.

Register for the ride either on the day or online here.

Date: Saturday 29 September 2018

Location: Black Beach Reserve, Kiama

Time: 10:30am (registration from 9am)

Contact: Ross Mansell - 0402 372 521

Dolphin Point Mountain Bike ride

An easy paced mountain bike ride through the National Park. Enjoy a fundraising BBQ lunch by Milton Ulladulla Apex Club on return (gold coin donation). Run in conjunction with Shoalhaven City Council. Meet at Lions Club Park, Dolphin Point.

Date: Saturday 22 September

Time: 2:00pm

Contact: Kym, Shoalhaven City Council - 0437 340 319.

Huskisson to Vincentia

The ride is 12km from White Sands Park, Huskisson, to Plantation Point and return at an easy pace using shared pathways. Enjoy a fundraising BBQ lunch on return (gold coin donation). Meet at White Sands Park, Huskisson, next to Huskisson Pub.

Date: Saturday 29 September

Time: 9:00am

Contact: Kym, Shoalhaven City Council - 0437 340 319.

We hope that you can take part in at least one of these events for Bike Week!

If you have any questions regarding these events, please don't hesitate to contact the leader of each ride, or Bicycle NSW. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

We look forward to seeing you all out on your wheels this Bike Week.