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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.

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
Jet streams in the early morning in Orange. Photo: Andrew Hopper
April 17-23, 2022 Hi, my name is Andrew Hopper, and I had the pleasure of riding the Orange Villages Bicycle Read more
cycling in the Hunter
My partner and I fell in love with the Hunter after discovering its awesome gravel riding experiences about 12 months Read more
A steep uphill section on the descent down Billy Goats Bluff
The Hunt 1000 - the odyssey that taunts every adventurous offroad bike-packer. Over 1000km in length from Melbourne to Canberra, Read more
SCHOOL IS OUT!
When it comes down to finding some fun activities these school holidays, we have got you covered! Kids school holiday Read more
Four of the best routes in NSW
Reducing carbon emissions is a vital part of ensuring the future of our planet.  We can help slow climate change Read more
Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail
There are over 100 rail trails in Australia but due to a legislative blockage, NSW trails are still in their Read more
Central West Cycling Track
They say that ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’. This has certainly been true for Cowra based Nicole Moroney whose thriving Read more