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  • One of the most awesome things that has made deciding on a way to pick a bike track is Google Maps.  Google Maps say you, its bike routing is awful. Correct. Read on. I am not talking about Google bicycle routing (trail selection). First up you need to open Google Maps and zoom into an…

  • 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…

  • On the first of April, the NSW government announced that it was going to expand the Sydney three cities plan into the Greater Sydney Cities plan which would also include the cities of Newcastle, Wollongong and the Central Coast and Lower Hunter. Seemed a decent idea to me and I decided to expand the Sydney…

  • 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…

  • You are the sort of person that loves following other peoples rides because it inspires you or because your friends value your ride choices. Lets show them the good stuff, learn to take better photos. Check out the video or read more below   This article first appeared here in more detail. PHOTOGRAPHY ON A…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • In Australia they encourage you to take public transport to your night out and drinkies. The other plan is as follows Drive to your destination but leave your bike at home Taxi or public transport home Wake up in the morning with an alarm that says pickup up car. Ride back to the car, load…

  • Now here are a smattering of my own first bike trail photos. Most have about 30 photos on each trail. From the Salt Pan Creek area near Bankstown. The first area I explored away from the Eastern Suburbs. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/biketrailsaltpa/ The Glebe and Anzac bridge area can be great or not so great to ride.  Thankfully…

  • 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…

  • Bike verses the machine

    Bike verses the machine

    As I ride I occasionally see interesting cars and other man made machines that compare well against the bike of the day. So I balance the bike and take a photo of them together.  Here is a new video of some of these photos. and an earlier one and an earlier one than that  …