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  • 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…

  • I wanted to compare the quickest commute trail from Olympic park area to the Anzac bridge. So I rode from Rozelle to Rhodes via Lillyfield Rd then back down the north side of the river to see which side of the river was better. The result is Rhodes to Rozelle (Anzac Bridge ramp) north or…

  • 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…

  • Iron Cove and Cooks River Area

    Iron Cove and Cooks River Area

    This page is about the trails in the Iron Cove and Cooks River trail area of Sydney.  That includes great trails around Canada Bay, Balmain, Earlwood and more. Read about the Cooks river trail further down the page Here are all the videos Iron Cove Head on down to Iron Cove in the inner west…

  • Pools on Bike Trails in Sydney

    Pools on Bike Trails in Sydney

    Its hot, time to think swimming pools in Sydney. This page features pools that are on the bike trails of Sydney. Probably a good idea to start riding from the pool if you can so you can finish off with a relaxing swim and then hop on the train or in the car. Checklist for…

  • Twice a day there is a no stop River Cat ferry from Barangaroo wharf to Olympic Park, Sydney’s best off road cycling place.  Leaves at 7:30 and 8:30 at the time of writing.  Takes 25 minutes.  Similar no stoppers return late in the day from Olympic Park. So the challenge was ride from Redfern Station…

  • One of Sydneys best cycleways is the Parramatta River Cycleway.  For most people it starts at Meadowbank and heads to Parramatta Park or the other way around.  Many people cross the river using the Silverwater bridge into Olympic Park wihere there are 30km more cycle paths.  If you don’t like cars, this is a great…

  • 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.…

  • The Cooks River trail is the only decent cycling shared path connection from the west of Sydney to the east (20 km). From it you can ride to Iron Cove and Newtown via Kermit’s way and there is a trail to Salt Pan Creek as well thru Earlwood. At the eastern end is the airport…

  • My First E-bike Experience

    My First E-bike Experience

    RIP young man.  All the best to Rachel  Here was my day with Gary in 2018.   A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog by Gary Corbett, holder of the world record for continuous e-Bike riding which he set at 28,000kms. In the post he discussed his plans to ride his Ebike in great…

  • The M4 Cycleway

    The M4 Cycleway

    Saw a note in one of the western bike user groups about a ride that included riding back down the M4 cycleway. So I looked around and found some references to it. I rode to Redfern and hoped on a train to Rhodes at 9 30am not busy as usual. I rode from Rhodes (boom…

  • 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…

  • The worlds biggest puzzle

    The worlds biggest puzzle

    Welcome to Active Jigsaw mapping, the art where you never cross over a ride you have done before but try to ride along the edges of previous rides. Then you put all of your efforts on a map to make a jigsaw. Yes I am doing this whilst cycling but you can do this whilst…

  • Sydney Bike Trails

    Sydney Bike Trails

    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 positively say that Sydney has 1500km of great scenic recreational bike trails which are definitely worth exploring. All…

  • Penrith Area

    Penrith Area

    West of the M7 Cycleway around Penrith is a continuous shared path network that is quite decent. Emu Plains, Glenmore Park and the Sydney Regatta centre gives you lots of easy riding (25km). Just out of Glenmore Park is the brand new Northern Rd cycleway.  This runs 24km from near Kingswood Station to Bringelly.  Past…