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Sydney is a fantastic place to cycle – if you know where to go. Find a map or read a story

  • Every year BikeTrail.Blog and friends announce the best new cycling infrastructure across the whole of Sydney.  Previous prize winners can be found here 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 To win, there must be an increase in the numbers of people using the path or facility, the path or bridge or tunnel has to pretty…

  • I went for a ride with a lot of passionate Brompton riders and saw some terrific bicycles.  We started at Omafiets Bicycle store in Alexandria and rode to the Opera House for photographs. The purpose of the event was to see and even ride the One Millionth Brompton ever made.  It has been all around…

  • There was 20 or so loopers of Sydney in December 2023.  Ed Forrester used his lap to conclude 1043 kilometers of riding for the 1043 endangered species in Australia. His ride and cause was written up by the Manly Observer here   See many of the ways folks have gone around here by using the Legend…

  • On a really nice Saturday in January, I headed off to try and find a workable easy way to connect the wonderful Whites Creek Lane bike path in Annandale with the equally wonderful Sydney Park in Erskinville. That meant I would have to ride down to Pyrmont and head over the Anzac bridge and then…

  • They say that Sydney is not so great for cycling and one of the areas where this rule of thumb applies is the area around Kogarah Bay and Hurstville. As I love the cycling around Oatley and along Botany Bay so much, I have gone over the maps many times and ventured into the area…

  • On a Sunday I decided to get out early and try the official bike roads as shown on the Randwick Council maps. My trail was to cover the paths between Centennial Park, NSW University, Heffron Park, and Kingsford. You can find the paths here in PDF format on the Council website >> or find the…

  • OK, the reality has hit, we ain’t going anywhere.  If you live in Sydney, its time to check the joint out. Lets start with a bicycle and a ferry ride. For this story, we are going to catch the fastest Sydney ferry called the RiverCat way up the Parramatta river to Sydney Olympic park. There…

  • Last weekend the trail that I put together to join many of the scenic trails around Sydney was featured on pages 22 and 23 of the Sydney Morning Herald. You can read the article on the SMH here or click on the pic below to see a picture of the article.   Read about the trail…

  • There has been a bit of press about the Greater Sydney BikeTrail lately including this post from Bicycle NSW. The trail is over 200km in its classic sightseeing route and can be trimmed to 150km and you can still catch most of the highlights. To whet your appetitie, check out the slideshow of 220 km…

  • Not far from the Pacific Motorway on the Central Coast lies Budgewoi. Here is a video on this terrific ride. Where this ride stops at Norah Head, it is possible to ride around a very large Tuggerah Lake Nearby are the great rides of Fernleigh Rail Trail, Warners Bay and the great Gosford to Ettalong…

  • This HD video will show you the sights of Newcastle Harbour, one of the great casual bicycle rides in Australia.     Near by is one of the great ride of Fernleigh Rail Trail

  • Here are the best bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2022 across the whole of Sydney. To win, there must be an increase in the numbers of people using the path or facility, the path has to pretty safe, good looking and fun to ride. It doesn’t have to be long if it connects existing trails better.…

  • the Sydney BikeTrail map

    the Sydney BikeTrail map

    back in 2017 I started making a map of all the decent (and ok) biketrails and back roads around Sydney.  It is hosted in Google My Maps Start using the Sydney Map here using this link ??   One Million Views  Idea Make a map of Sydney cycleways. Now  Sydney Map has been viewed One…

  • Its mid November, the jacarandas are in full bloom, some spring flowers are still around and everything is green.  Its time to go slow riding around Woolwich and Hunters Hill.  Here is how you do it. I have been experimenting with Komoot Voice directions and I used them to direct me around all the best…

  • One would think the goal of an Australian cycling tourist would be to ride along the coastal trails of Australia, see some surfers whilst enjoying a peaceful trail and some ocean breezes.  To help you be the first,  here are a list of trails that are over 15km long one way that mainly showcase beaches…