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Bicycle NSW’s home state offers a huge range of bike riding adventures. From the lush rainforests of the north-east to the rugged Snowy Mountains, from the stunning beaches lining to coast to the harsh but exhilarating outback, New South Wales has terrain to suit everyone.

Start planning your next trip with this directory of top rides.  If you have joined the e-bike revolution, you may want to tackle longer distances and bigger hills on one of these e-bike rides.

Although the development of rail trails has got off to a slow start in NSW, there are some great options including the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, the Fernleigh Track in the Hunter, and the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trial.

The rising star of the NSW bike touring scene is the Central West Cycle trail. The 400 km loop passes the major towns of Mudgee, Dubbo and Wellington and a handful of scenic smaller ones such as Gulgong, Dunedoo, Mendooran and Ballimore. Launched in 2020 by a group of volunteers, the CWC trail has become an iconic, must-do ride.

Our #RideTheBush campaign encouraged riders to support regional NSW through a tough drought followed by bushfires, the pandemic and flood. Getting out into the countryside and spending your holiday dollars in NSW will help communities recover from recent disasters.

Relax and enjoy this wide-ranging selection of articles about rides in NSW. Many routes have been added to our Rides Map. Note that some articles are a little old now. It is important to some research before setting out to ensure that the route is good to go.

We are always keen to add new and updated rides to the ride inspiration archives and the map so please send us your trip stories and ideas.

Immerse yourself in the landscapes and communities Nothing like the bicycle symbolises freedom and humanity! This amazing two-wheeler means of Read more
Over eighties participants in the recent over eighties SBUG 80 KM ride.
Bicycle New South Wales Bicycle User Groups, commonly known as BUGs, are community-based collectives of cycling enthusiasts who regularly meet Read more
How the Central Coast's BUG began.... Two cycling commuters had a friendly conversation about bike riding on the NSW Central Read more
In early March Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) members completed an enjoyable multi-day ride combined and ending with a weekend Read more
Cycle Tourism in the South Coast Set to Explode
The Southern Highlands, the Illawarra and the South Coast have all noted increased activity for bike lovers over the summer Read more
Bike Leichhardt touring members dressed for the occasion.
Late last year,  captivating scenery and a quest for adventure lured Bicycle NSW BUG (Bicycle User Group), Bike Leichhardt on Read more
Bike stop on Summit Walk, Mount Kosciuszko (Photo: Charlie Bellemore)
Bicycle NSW Member Charlie Bellemore spent nearly 4 weeks in the saddle in November 2023, exploring a huge swath of Read more
beautiful Bega Shire countryside
Community pressure to complete an off-road walking and cycling route from Bega to Tathra has ramped up! An ePetition to Read more
Shared path surrounded by trees
Construction is underway for the final stage of the Magenta Shared Pathway linking The Entrance with Toukley. This includes a Read more
174 glorious kilometres of gravel and granite (Image credit: Flow Mountain Bike)
The Angry Bull-led recovery in Tenterfield Tenterfield, a small Northern NSW town, recently hosted Gravel n Granite, which attracted over Read more
Rail trails encourage independent kids
And resilient communities We have written about how rail trails support regional communities. They do so by connecting people and Read more
Rural/farm road south west of Dalgety/Snowy River continued (Photo: courtesy Shoalhaven BUG)
Unforgiving climbs and iconic Australian pastoral vistas Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) are local groups of bike riders who get together Read more