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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • The Maps Page

    The Maps Page

    In this site you will find information on recreational bike trails from all over Australia. These will be over 10km long and free from cars or will be on roads where cars don’t tend to hang out much. Our most popular map shows 1600km of trails covering all of Sydney.  Use this link biketrail.blog/maps/sydney  or…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • There are so many people who head to Centennial Park every day just to do laps and meet with friends. But are there alternatives for this style of bike riding in Sydney ?           Heffron park If you need to just work out and want to get away from the crowds,…