Next 8 Bike North Rides

18/01/2018 Thursday Hunters Hill Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 06:30:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Scenic loop ride via around suburbs adjoining lower Lane Cove River. Diversions to viewing points at Aquatic Park, Woodford Bay, Burns Bay, Tarban Creek, Valentia St Wharf and the historic Woolwich dry dock at Clarkes Point.
NOTES:Members please pre-register. Will aim for a moderate pace of 19-22 when route allows. Artarmon start will extend ride to approx 37km. Cancelled if raining.

18/01/2018 Thursday Berowra to Woy Woy
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 08:00:00 Berowra stn.
Old Pacific Hwy to Calga then quiet roads to West Gosford. Cycleway around Brisbane Water to Woy Woy, return to Sydney by train
NOTES:Cancelled if raining

19/01/2018 Friday Hawthorne Canal
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Cooks River c/p, to Marrickville, then Hawthorne Canal c/w stopping for coffee at Concord.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining or extreme heat - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders only over 18 years of age

19/01/2018 Friday Waterfall to Kiama
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 89, Pace: moderate
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 06:45:00 Waterfall Station.
An on-road ride through the Royal Nat Park to Thirroul and then by mostly shared paths to Kiama with a train ride back to the start or Central
NOTES:Briefing will start ASAP after arrival of train at 6:48. This train passes thru Town Hall at 6:00, necessitating e.g. the 5:34 train from Chatswood or 5:30 from Epping. The early start ensures traffic-minimal peace in the RNP. Coffee etc above Bulli Surf Club after 35km (8:30?) and early takeaway lunch overlooking Shellharbour after 76km (10:45?). Aiming for the 11:55 train home (Central 14:02), aborting ride at a stop before Kiama if nec. Extensive continuous riding. The flat Pace will be 22+ when unhampered. Pre-reg required, max 8. Cancelled if > 2mm rain probable or Bondi max forecast > 33.

20/01/2018 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 16:30:00 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:Evening ride to Parra Park for the annual Symphony Under The Stars concert.The return ride commences at the concert's end around 10pm so bike lights are essential. Riders are encouraged to bring along a picnic although there will be food stalls at the event

20/01/2018 Saturday Bobbin Head - Clockwise
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:45:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Cycle to Hornsby and Mt Colah for the exhilarating downhill run to Bobbin Head. Rest for a coffee break before tacking the climb to Turramurra Station.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-registration is required for this ride.

20/01/2018 Saturday Bobbin Head - Anti-Clockwise
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via Wahroonga and Turramurra to Bobbin Head, returning up the steep way to Mt Colah and back to Hornsby.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-registration is required for this ride.

20/01/2018 Saturday Manly Dam
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 40, Pace: brisk
Contact: Tony Stanley 0425213591
Starts at: 06:30:00 St Leonards Station, concourse.
Ride via Spit, Wakehurst Pkwy, down Allambie Heights to Manly Dam. Return via Manly Vale, Balgowlah and The Spit.
NOTES:Early spin out to Manly dam and back. Very likely to include an extension down to Balmoral Beach and back up on the return leg (It's a bit steep). Actual pace will be moderate (or a bit less if I'm feeling flat) but labeling as brisk due to the extension and many sharp climbs on the route that don't have run ups. Coffee either at Manly Vale or Frenchy's after Balmoral climb. Lights strongly recommended. Please ensure your brakes are in excellent working order before the ride for the Balmoral descent in particular. Cancelled if raining.

RISK WARNING: As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others into danger. By signing onto this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.