Category: Sydney Northern

Sydney Northern and Parramatta Areas

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lane Cove Area

    Lane Cove Area

    There is lots to ride in the Lane Cove area and the best is Lane Cove National Park which consists of very quiet roads and lots of bush. There are two good trails for commuting/scenery, the 17km long Epping Rd Cycleway and the shorter Shrimptons Creek cycleway to Ryde. But if you really want to…

  • 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…

  • Northern Beaches

    Northern Beaches

    Manly – North Head If visitors come to Sydney, it is likely they will enjoy the Opera House and the Bridge, they will head to Bondi and walk to Coogee and then they are going want to head to Manly on the ferry. And why not! When they get to Manly, they can walk around…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • On this map you will find 10 different districts of Sydney. Click on the district you want to read about and it will take to BikeTrail.Blog.  There you will find trail details, photos and links to the Sydney map page. Also on this map you will find the Greater Sydney BikeTrail and the Sydney 150km…

  • After listening to some inspiring ladies at the Bike-packing talk night at Omafiets in Redfern and then heading to The Big Bike Film Night at the Randwick Ritz, I realised it was time to complete a challenge of my own. A thought bubble came to me, why not ride around Sydney. Hopefully this page will…

  • 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…

  • The Sydney cycle trail map (<<click to open)  has been built using Google MyMaps and appears as an overlay to Google Maps.  It has been viewed 450,000 times.  It comes with a legend of 8 different types of bike tracks and related places of interest.  You can turn these on and off in the map.…

  • 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.…

  •   After first riding around Sydney I felt content that I had conquered the big one. Then one day I thought can I trim it down so its more accessible to those that only have a long weekend.  The 147km condensed Sydney bike trail was worked out and it still follows the rules of the…