Date: 2017-09

Bike North Calendar for: September, 2017


01/09/2017 Friday Bays & Foreshores
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride to Gladesville Bridge, then follow the bays & foreshores around to Concord for coffee.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


01/09/2017 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Side trip to Norah Head Lightouse, coffee at the Ark Cafe there Cancelled if raining


01/09/2017 Friday Pie in the Sky
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
NOTES:There will be an option for riders to go down to the Brooklyn turn and back.


02/09/2017 Saturday Drummoyne Waterways And Parks
Effort:Grade: Easy [no data], Distance: 14, Pace: steady
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Figtree Park, corner Ryde Rd and Matthew St.
Enjoy the lovely parks and waterways of Drummoyne including some of Bay Run and new Iron Cove bridge shared cycleway
NOTES:The start from Hunters Hill adds about 4km to the ride, but gives a great view from the top of Gladesville Bridge! Please let the leader know if you'd prefer to join the ride at 08:45 in Drummoyne Ave, Drummoyne, beneath the Gladesville Bridge. The coffee ship is at Birkenhead Point, towards the end of the ride.


02/09/2017 Saturday Three Bridges Olympic Park
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 38, Pace: moderate
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Eastwood Station, East side.
Relaxed paced ride down to Olympic Park, with coffee at Rhodes, then a long steady climb on the return journey.
NOTES:Route variation: will extend the PVC shared path to Parramatta to include additional bridges. Ride will be lead at a Moderate pace (suitable for 19 - 22km/h riders). Pls note: In the event of adverse weather please check the Bike North website to determine if the ride is running.


02/09/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:Coffee stop at the wharf then returning the way we came, along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway. Cancelled if raining.


02/09/2017 Saturday Brooklyn Brunch
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 90, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride Bobbin Head, then Brooklyn for brunch. Return via Hornsby & Turramurra. Fit, experienced riders only.
NOTES:Ride will come back through Bobbo. Cancelled if raining.


02/09/2017 Saturday Berowra Hill Climb
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 34, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride from Hornsby along Pacific Highway to Berowra. Head down to Berowra Waters and climb back up again.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be near the end of the ride so bring along a snack.


02/09/2017 Saturday Castles in the Air
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Scenic loop ride via Tower Reserve and the Parapet in Castlecrag, Harold Reid Reserve Middle Cove and Willis's Castle, returning through the tranquil Lane Cove River National Park.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


03/09/2017 Sunday Cowan Calga
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 52, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Cowan Station.
Ride through magnificent Hawkesbury River valley on quiet roads. Return with a stop for coffee.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be near the end of the ride so bring along a snack. Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


03/09/2017 Sunday A Slice of Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 58, Pace: moderate
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
A Slice of Banana Pie means you can have your pie and eat it at Pie in the Sky after a spin up the highway, then burn it off climbing out of Bobbin Head the sensible side.


03/09/2017 Sunday Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 15, Pace: gentle
Contact: David Vasey 0412 105 518
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Eastwood Station, East side.
Start Carpark of Waterloo Park / Trafalga Place Shops (Marsfield). On road cycle lanes and local streets to the Ryde lookout at Denistone Park, return on the Shrimpton's Creek cycle pathtand through Macquarie Uni. Coffee at end.
NOTES:A quick, easy ride before the Father's Day celebrations begin.


03/09/2017 Sunday Looking for Lilies
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Bicentennial Park for coffee. Return via Rhodes and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


03/09/2017 Sunday Manly Dam
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 St Leonards Station, concourse.
Ride via Spit, Wakehurst Pkwy, down Allambie Heights to Manly Dam. Return via Manly Vale, Balgowlah and The Spit.
NOTES:Suitable for riders capable of 17 to 19 km/hr average pace over variable terrain. If this is your first BN ride please contact leader. Will be cancelled in event of adverse weather -if necessary check BN website.


05/09/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: BN Executive Meeting
Contact: 8188 2084
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde. Meeting room at the rear and under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Rd Nth Ryde. Walk down the path between the Community Centre and the Commonwealth Bank and you will find the meeting room up the 2nd ramp..
NOTES:This is the regular meeting of the Executive Board of Bike North Inc. where many major decisions are made. All members are welcome to attend and find out about what goes on behind the scenes or raise any issues with the Executive. Bring your bike if you like.


05/09/2017 Tuesday Berowra Banana and Marramarra NP
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 71, Pace: steady
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:15:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride through bushland and valleys of Berowra Waters to the upper reaches of Marramarra National Park and return.
NOTES:Members please pre-register. Coffee will be at Berowra Heights.


06/09/2017 Wednesday Tuggerah to Newcastle
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 86, Pace: moderate
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:00:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Scenic ride along the lakes and waterways of the Northern Central Coast and then on to Newcastle Waterfront via Belmont and the Fernleigh Track. Continue to Broadmeadow Station to the train back to Sydney
NOTES:The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 6.52 from Hornsby Cancelled if raining, check website the evening before the ride. Coffee stop at Murrays Beach


06/09/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.


07/09/2017 Thursday A to C and Back
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: moderate
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Hilly ride to Balmoral and Middle Head. After coffee return to Artarmon.
NOTES:Coffee near end of ride. Cancelled if raining - check BN website if necessary.


08/09/2017 Friday Auburn Marrickville Circle
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 57, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Visiting Auburn Gardens and Rookwood Cemetery
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


08/09/2017 Friday Paddington Green
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 25, Pace: slow
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 09:15:00 North Sydney station.
Ride through city and meander through Centennial Park and Paddington. Coffee stop enroute.
NOTES:This is an alternative route that uses dedicated bike paths through the CBD to avoid riding with traffic. There will, however, be places where you will have to carry your bike up steps. Cancelled if raining.


08/09/2017 Friday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 08:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


09/09/2017 Saturday Bobbin Head to Berowra Ferry Return
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride mostly through scenic bush areas on roads with lower traffic. Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and Berowra Ferry east side.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


09/09/2017 Saturday Glenwood to Prestons on the M7 path
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:30:00 Fairmount Circuit, Glenwood.
Ride the full length of the M7 cycleway. This is an out and back route with a surprising number of climbs, though nothing steep.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


09/09/2017 Saturday Tuggerah to Newcastle
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 86, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Scenic ride along the lakes and waterways of the Northern Central Coast and then on to Newcastle Waterfront via Belmont and the Fernleigh Track. Continue to Broadmeadow Station to the train back to Sydney
NOTES:Due to roadworks, the ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah Station and will start after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby (7.11 from Epping, 7.08 from Eastwood). Morning tea at Budgewoi, Detour through Murrays Beach. The wind should be behind us Cancelled if raining, check website the evening before the ride


09/09/2017 Saturday Colonial Parks
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 36, Pace: steady
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
Ride from Castle Hill Heritage Park, the site of the Irish convict rebellion, to Bella Vista Farm which was first established in the late 1700's and eventually sold to the North Sydney Tile and Brick Company
NOTES:Trial for a revised route which will add in additional parklands through Baulkham Hills. Now roughly 36km. Pls note: In the event of adverse weather please check the Bike North website to determine if the ride is running.


09/09/2017 Saturday Quatre Montagnes
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 87, Pace: fast
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard, hilly ride through Galston Gorge, Arcadia, Berowra Waters to Pie/Brooklyn for coffee. Return via Bobbin Head to start.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining consistently.


10/09/2017 Sunday Meadowbank to Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Hilly ride via Eastwood, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, & Bobbin Head. Coffee and return. Long climbs and descents.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


10/09/2017 Sunday Merrylands Brickies
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 38, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Parramatta valley cycle way route to Rydalmere Rail Station and UWS, through Harris Park with a look at historic houses before crossing to the western side of Church St. Complete a circuit of Holroyd using a number of cycle paths - Ollie
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


11/09/2017 Mondaymeeting: Ryde, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove Meeting
Contact: Alf Torrisi
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde Meeting Room. (Under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Road North Ryde. Walk down the path between the Centre and the Commonwealth Bank. Meeting room is up the 2nd ramp on the left.).
NOTES:All bike riders are welcome. Meet the team, find out what is happening in making cycling better in Ryde and Hunters Hill.


12/09/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: BN Hornsby Advocacy Group
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417 654 076
Starts at: 19:00 Esther Wait Room, Hornsby Library.


12/09/2017 Tuesday Waterfall to Wollongong
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Sutherland Station, East Side.
Ride from Waterfall Station through the Royal National Park with a climb to Stanwell Tops descending to Stanwell Beach crossing the Seacliffe Bridge then foreshore path to Wollongong
NOTES:The ride will start at Sutherland Station, eastern side and will be run at a slightly faster pace than normal with fewer regroups, especially through to Thirroul, to give more capable riders the opportunity to push along through this incredible ride. We will be using the Princes Highway to Waterfall, mainly on the shoulder but claiming the lane past railway stations. Riders should be confident riding near fast moving traffic. With the modified starting point at Sutherland Railway, east side, the ride will be 65km


12/09/2017 Tuesday Pie in the Sky (Extended Version)
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 46, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride from Hornsby up the old Pacific Highway to Cowan and then down the hill to the Hawkesbury River. Turn around and climb the hill back to Pie in the Sky
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only - coffee at Brooklyn which makes the ride about 56 kms


15/09/2017 Fridayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


15/09/2017 Friday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:At Parramatta Park we will exit on the western side into the Wisteria Garden of Cumberland Hospital. It may be necessary to walk the bikes around as the garden will be in full bloom and will attract an admirer or two. NB it is only a small garden but quite spectacular in spring. Gold coin donations are welcome. We will return the way we came, along the PVC after morning tea near the wharf.


15/09/2017 Friday Botany Bay Bacon
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.
NOTES:Members please pre register. This ride will be at moderate pace with reduced regroups.


15/09/2017 Friday North Sydney to Bondi Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 09:00:00 North Sydney station.
A coastal ride through the Eastern Suburbs to Watsons Bay then a climb to Dover Heights before descending to Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches and completing the loop through the CBD on bike lanes.
NOTES:This is a scenic new ride with some short but sharp hills and is limited to ten riders therefore Members must register Cancelled if raining


15/09/2017 Friday BN Tour Mudgee
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace:
Contact: Phillip Burge 0402 918775
Starts at: 07:30:00 .
NOTES:Refer http://www.bikenorth.org.au/bn-tour-mudgee-2017.html for registration information


16/09/2017 Saturdayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


16/09/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 15:45:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:We will be visiting the Wisteria Garden at Cumberland Hospital on the western side of Parramatta Park, a gold coin donation would be appreciated. This is a small but spectacular garden, afterwards we will stop at the Albion Hotel near the Gasworks Bridge for a drink and a bite to eat. We will return along the PVC, the way we came, and as it will be dark, working front and rear bike lights are absolutely essential. Pre registration is preferred.This ride will be cancelled if it rains.


16/09/2017 Saturday Three Gorges Pies
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 78, Pace: brisk
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard, hilly ride through Galston Gorge, Arcadia, Berowra Waters to Pie in The Sky for coffee. Return via Bobbin Head to Hornsby.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


16/09/2017 SaturdayBike for Life Course: Essential Skills (men and women)
Contact:
Starts at: 08:45 Meadowbank Netball Courts.


16/09/2017 Saturday Pie in the Sky
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: moderate
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 07:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
NOTES:Aiming for the faster end of moderate. Cancelled if raining


16/09/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:Early Morning Ride prior to the Essential Skills Course. Minimal Stops/regroups. Coffee Stop at the end of the ride. Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes


17/09/2017 Sundayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


17/09/2017 Sunday North Sydney to Bondi Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:45:00 special start: Sydney Town Hall, at the exit of the Station near the intersection of George and Druitt streets .
A coastal ride through the Eastern Suburbs to Watsons Bay then a climb to Dover Heights before descending to Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches and completing the loop through the CBD on bike lanes.
NOTES:Note: Different start point due to Sydney Running Event. This is a new ride, scenic but with some short, sharp hills so riders must be competent on short hills at a gentle pace and experienced with traffic. The ride is limited to ten riders and members must pre-register. Cancelled if raining


17/09/2017 Sunday Akuna Bay and Church Point Short Course
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 St Ives, Mona Vale Rd, car park opposite Stanley St.
Ride via Terry Hills, Akuna Bay, Church Pt (for coffee) and return via McCarrs Creek Rd.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining consistently.


17/09/2017 Sunday Breakfast Point Punt
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 17, Pace: gentle
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Cross Parramatta river on John Whitton Bridge, ride through Rhodes and Concord West to Cabarita Ferry Wharf then Breakfast Point. Cross the river on the Putney Punt and return to Meadowbank on the riverfront route.
NOTES:We will do an extra loop around the Cabarita wharf section to build up extra appetite for the coffee stop, before the punt starts operating, on the ride home.


17/09/2017 Sunday Chasing the Moonrise
Effort:Grade: Hard [no data], Distance: 92, Pace: brisk
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 06:30:00 Eastwood Station, West side.
Ride through the Hills district onto the M7 cycleway stopping at Moonrise Lookout. Return via Prospect and PVC to Meadowbank & uphill to Eastwood
NOTES:Extended to Prestons for Coffee and will be run at brisk training pace (I am still recovering from flu/lurgy). Total distance approx 120Km, so come well prepared.


18/09/2017 Mondayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


19/09/2017 Tuesdayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


19/09/2017 Tuesday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 Frank Beckman Reserve, Yulong Avenue(corner Booralie Road), Terrey Hills.
Moderate paced ride via Akuna Bay to scenic West Head . Bring your own morning tea to savour with the magnificent views across Pittwater and Broken Bay.
NOTES:Coffee will be at Akuna Bay on the return from West Head. There is no water available on West Head Road so please ensure you have a snack and water to enjoy along the route.


20/09/2017 Wednesdayevent: BN Tour Mudgee 2017
Contact: Phil Burge 0402918775
Starts at: 08:00 Mudgee.
NOTES:Bike North's new tour around Mudgee providing 6 days of spectacular riding from Friday September 15th to Wednesday September 20th, 2017 It is a cycling / eating / sightseeing tour of Mudgee and surrounds, using safe cycle path routes and rail trails with the aim of enjoying the local scenery and produce.


22/09/2017 Friday Merrylands Brickies
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 38, Pace: steady
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Parramatta valley cycle way route to Rydalmere Rail Station and UWS, through Harris Park with a look at historic houses before crossing to the western side of Church St. Complete a circuit of Holroyd using a number of cycle paths - Ollie
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


22/09/2017 Friday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:A casual first half to Concorde then on shoulders through to the finish.


22/09/2017 Friday Pie in the Sky
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 08:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
NOTES:Option to descend and ascend Brooklyn Hill. Cancelled if raining.


23/09/2017 Saturday Terrigal Seaside for Tea
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 57, Pace: moderate
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Terrigal Seaside for Tea takes in the ever-peaceful Tuggerah Lakes; The Entrance, famous for its pelican forecourt and spectacularly scenic channel; Toowoon Bay; and Terrigal for the seaside beach
NOTES:Joint Ride with CCBUG - There are two rides at different speeds with a joint section at the start. The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. We will be taking a slightly different pathdue to a fence across the original path. Cancelled if raining.


23/09/2017 Saturday Past Parramatta Via Toongabbie
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: Malcolm Wade 0417 046 925
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride the cycle paths and commute routes around Parramatta, Toongabbie and Fairfield


23/09/2017 Saturday Terrigal Seaside for Tea
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: brisk
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Terrigal Seaside for Tea takes in the ever-peaceful Tuggerah Lakes; The Entrance, famous for its pelican forecourt and spectacularly scenic channel; Toowoon Bay; and Terrigal for the seaside beach
NOTES:Joint Ride with CCBUG - There are two rides at different speeds (moderate and brisk) with a joint moderate section at the start. The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. We will be taking a slightly different path due to a fence across the original path. Cancelled if raining.


23/09/2017 Saturday Breakfast Point Punt
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 17, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Cross Parramatta river on John Whitton Bridge, ride through Rhodes and Concord West to Cabarita Ferry Wharf then Breakfast Point. Cross the river on the Putney Punt and return to Meadowbank on the riverfront route.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


23/09/2017 Saturday Broken Pie
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 155, Pace: brisk
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 05:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via Bayview, Newport and Whale Beach to Palm Beach, ferry across Broken Bay,
NOTES:Trial Ride : Pre-register or email Ride Leader in advance. Early prompt start to meet the first ferry. Working front and rear lights required. A long ride for experienced riders. Please check the route and notes. Spares, 2 water bottles and food required. If time permits possibly time for a coffee before the ferry arrives.


23/09/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:Early Morning Ride returning to Meadowbank by 8.15. Minimal Stops/regroups. Optional Coffee Stop at the end of the ride. Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes


24/09/2017 Sunday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.
NOTES:Bicycle NSW Bike Week Discovery Ride. Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph. Start is from Bicentennial Park - Total Distance: 72 kms


24/09/2017 Sunday Tuggerah to Fassifern
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 94, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
A ride starting at Tuggerah Station and finishing at Fassifern Station riding around Tuggerah Lake and Lake Macquarie using a mixture of roads and shared paths
NOTES:Ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah rail station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby


24/09/2017 Sunday The Gorge and Berowra
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 45, Pace: steady
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417 654 076
Starts at: 07:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride through Galston Gorge, rural Arcadia & on to scenic Berowra Waters. After coffee, ride via Berowra & Pac. Hwy to Hornsby
NOTES:Cancelled if raining. Call Justin on 0417 654 076 if unsure on the day.


24/09/2017 Sunday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:This ride will follow the river to Parramatta Park, visit the Wisteria Gardens ( hopefully still in bloom ), and coffee stop in Parramatta before returning home along the river.


24/09/2017 Sunday Two Gorges Pies
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: moderate
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
A fun spin down the Galston Gorge. Travel through Arcadia and down to Berowra Waters. Climb to Pie for a well earned pie.


26/09/2017 Tuesday Miss Australia Ride
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 38, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride on quiet roads to Spit Bridge, then on to Arabanoo Lookout and Tania Oval at Balgowlah Heights. On return visit Georges Heights and Bradleys Head. Significant hills.
NOTES:Ride will include Balmoral using A to C route. Otpional bailouts for some climbs will be possible. Brief stop for Gowlland Bombora near Arabanoo. Total approx 46km from Artarmon. Cancelled if raining.


27/09/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Join this fitness ride and be back in two hours. Optional coffee at the end.


29/09/2017 Friday Spaghetti Western with a Chinese Twist
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 45, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
Ride on the M7 cycleway and visit Nurragingy Reserve to Lighthorse Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) and return. Coffee at Rooty Hill shops
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


29/09/2017 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Side trip to Norah Head Lightouse, coffee at the Ark Cafe there. Cancelled if raining


30/09/2017 Saturday North Sydney to Bondi Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 North Sydney station.
A coastal ride through the Eastern Suburbs to Watsons Bay then a climb to Dover Heights before descending to Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches and completing the loop through the CBD on bike lanes.
NOTES:This is a scenic ride but with some short, sharp hills so riders must be competent on short hills at a gentle pace and experienced with traffic. The ride is limited to ten riders and members must pre-register. Cancelled if raining


30/09/2017 Saturday To the Reptile Park
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 104, Pace: fast
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along the Old Pacific Highway to the Reptile Park and Back



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