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  • The Parramatta area is crisscrossed by great trails starting with the Parramatta Park to Meadowbank path. From this path you have two bridge options to Olympic Park and Rhodes. Further towards the city is the Putney ferry trail and the convoluted Olympic Park to Cooks River Cycleway. Other options include the dull M4 Cycleway and…

  • A common theme amongst Sydney cyclists is that the cycle paths are terrible or non-existent. Well that is certainly true in middle suburbs like Punchbowl and Greenacre and much of the North Shore but its not the case as you head into the newer suburbs in the far west. Great small examples out west are…

  • This page covers the M7 cycleway, North and South. Liverpool Railtrail and Prospect Reservoir M7 Cycleway – South Imagine a world where bikes had their own roads and cars didn’t exist. Well this is the M7 cycleway on the edge of the M7 freeway in western Sydney. I travelled about half of the freeway this…

  • I was riding the northern half of the M7 at 8am on December 27th, 2018 and I was pleasantly surprised how many riders were out on their bikes.  Given that the weather is going to be identical for the next few days, I thought I would explain why its so pleasant riding early at the…

  • Discover all the videos

    Discover all the videos

    One of the unique things about most of the videos on BikeTrail.Blog is that they are designed to show a cycle trail  – warts and all.  Generally those videos comprise of a slideshow of photos and mini videos in order from beginning of the ride to the end . Many of them are visible here…

  • Wollongong Area

    Wollongong Area

    The Wollongong area offers the most connected scenic cycling paths around Sydney. The most popular trail starts at Thirroul and heads to the Gong lighthouse (15 km). From there a more urban trail heads down to Port Kembla and Lake Illawarra. There you can ride around most of the lake (50km) but most people head…

  • Bankstown Area and Oatley

    Bankstown Area and Oatley

    The longer shared path bike trails in the Bankstown area are Salt Pan Creek and Duck Creek. The rest of the trails on the map are a collection of short paths and council roads. This includes the meandering Bankstown oval path, Rookwood Cemetery, Padstow to Revesby and the council designated cycle roads from Bankstown to…

  • Looking at the Greater Sydney BikeTrail one day last week and it dawned on me that you could add train segments to the ride to reduce the overall distance.  So I woke up one morning and thought, lets just forget all the maths and plans and start riding.  It was hot so I knew I…

  • Here are the best bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2021 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.…

  • Why not ride around Sydney? Hopefully this page will inspire you to ride around the worlds premier city and see lots of places you probably have never seen close-up.  Here is the map, use the legend in the map to see other ways to do the ride (also available in RideWIthGPS see below).   Join the…

  • When I first started thinking about Sydney trails, my head was filled with thoughts of steep hills, cars and faded white pictures of bikes on green patches on the road. After a much exploring, I can now reveal that Sydney has some very good places to ride if you have the motivation to going exploring.…

  • When it comes to cycling in Sydney, I cheat a lot.  I drive my car to favourite car parks and catch trains a lot.  How else can you do a 40km loop that is a 60km return journey away. Here are some of these rides Flat Liner 1 – Redfern to Glenfield A lot of…

  • Liverpool Area

    Liverpool Area

    Liverpool area is large and has some decent trails to ride. The best rides are Carramar (East Hills to Fairfield 20km), the Liverpool Rail Trail (25km), Chipping Norton Lake, the M7 and Narrellan and Mt Annan (30km of tracks). There is also the path to the M7 from Glenfield Station and Narellan Rd, Banks Rd…

  • Here are the best bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2020 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 new world of Covid-19 is a massive one two punch to many things the giant City of Sydney held dear. Huge numbers of people are unemployed (25% including Job Keepers). We have no tourists, no cruise ships, no flying machines, no sitting at cafes and no sport to watch. I wont go on. Here…