Date: 2021-09

Bike North Calendar for: September, 2021


14/09/2021 Tuesday MaxVax The Hills
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Wisemans Ferry, kiosk.
NOTES:This ride will use the first stage of Two Wise Men to the Sackville Ferry but will then continue along River Road and return to Wisemans Ferry via Sackville Ferry Road, Wisemans Ferry Road and Old Northern Road. Total length is 54km with 740m of climb. Pace will be 19 to 22kph. Coffee at the finish so bring a snack and adequate water for the full ride. Riders must be comfortable riding on country roads with occasional vehicles passing. Some good climbs and descents on a very scenic ride. Hills residents only.


15/09/2021 Wednesday MaxVax North Sydney
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: St Leonards Station, concourse.
NOTES:Lane Cove Balmain City Loop. Approx 55km mostly using sections of BN rides Hunters Hill Loop, Bays & Bridges and Balmain Bummel. Check suitability via https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37488128 May suit riders residing in Lane Cove, Greenwich, Wollstonecraft or Waverton. Contact leader if one or two extremities of the route are beyond but reasonably close to 5km. Hilly route. Moderate pace when route allows. Bring mask and double vaccination proof! Cancelled if raining.


17/09/2021 Friday MaxVax Willoughby
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: steady
Contact: Roger Pottie 0417401445
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Willoughby Leisure Centre, Bicentennial Reserve, Willoughby.
NOTES:A shortened & slower version of the Upper Middle Harbour ride within the Willoughby LGA & missing the steeper hills. Ride the peninsula suburbs of Northbridge, Castlecrag, Middle Cove (part) & Castle Cove returning via Willoughby, Chatswood south & Artarmon. Enjoy the views of upper middle harbour including Sugarloaf Bay, Powder Hulk Bay, Killarney & the castle . Mostly on quite roads & roads with bike lanes. Take-away coffee at the finish at The Incinerator/Hallstrom Park.


18/09/2021 Saturday Pie in the Sky and Brooklyn Marina
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 54, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:30:00 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 and Brooklyn Marina. Turn around and climb the hill back to Pie in the Sky and then Hornsby.


18/09/2021 Saturday Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 13, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 0438 171 484
Starts at: 09:00:00 Waterloo Park, Marsfield (Trafalgar Place).
On road cycle lanes and local streets in Marsfield, Eastwood and Ryde, a stop at lookout at Denistone Park, includes Shrimpton's Creek cycle path and through Macquarie Uni.
NOTES:usual route for this ride in Marsfield, Eastwood and Macquarie Park areas of Ryde LGA. Return to Waterloo Park for take away coffee at the end. Bring proof of double vax status.


19/09/2021 Sunday MaxVax Willoughby
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: gentle
Contact: Wendy Jannings 9958 1345
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Naremburn Shops, Willoughby Rd and Rohan St.
NOTES:Following 'Castles in the Air' route we visit Middle Cove and Castle Crag, haunts of Burley Griffin. At 8.7k peal off across Easy Willoughby to pick up 'Cammeraygal Short Loop'at Naremburn riding to The Coal Loader at Ball's Head Waverton. After a coffee and omitting return routes East of Freeway, we rejoin 'Cammeraygal Short Loop' at West St to ride back to start location via Flat Rock cycle path.


20/09/2021 Monday MaxVax North Sydney
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:15:00 special start: St Leonards Station, concourse.
NOTES:This 48km scenic ride transits 3 LGAs: Willoughby, Lane Cove and North Sydney. We "flirt" with Mosman LGA along border roads. The ride is close to our "Cameraygal Mookaboola Loop", but overall more east. Only register if you are Covid double-vaccinated (bring proof), complying with all current NSW Health Orders, and the whole route is within 5km of your home (bring address proof): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37424685. (Use https://2kmfromhome.com/5km). Txt me, with name, if one or two extremities of the route are beyond your 5km, and I'll phone to discuss you bypassing those extremities. This is a hilly route: gross climbing almost 1.4%. Fitness-challenged may bypass some of the out-and-back peninsula descents (and wait). Coffee stop TBA, depending on any bypasses agreed. Bring mask!


21/09/2021 Tuesday MaxVax The Hills
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:45:00 special start: Cnr Jaffa Rd and Maple Street, Dural.
NOTES:Today's ride uses the Backroads to Windsor to take us up old Northern Road to Cattai Ridge Road however we then divert down Boundary Road ( LGA border) and through Box Hill to Windsor Road. The return route is via Windsor Road and Old Windsor Road to Norwest for coffee and toilet break. We then use sections of other Bike North rides to make our way through Bella Vista to Windsor Road and Parsonage Road back to Castle Hill. The final return to the start is via Old Castle Hill Road. Total distance will be 64km with around 800m of climb. The route involves country roads and shoulders on busier roads with a combination of fast descents and long climbs. Pace on the open sections will be above the advertised average.


22/09/2021 Wednesday MaxVax City of Sydney
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:15:00 special start: North Sydney Station, Blue St Entrance.
NOTES:This 57km scenic ride transits 3 LGAs: North Sydney, City of Sydney, and Inner West. The ride is similar to "Balmain, Greenwich, Waverton", but with city harbour-edge replacing Greenwich. Only register if the whole route is within 5km of your home: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37481502. (Use https://2kmfromhome.com/5km). Txt me (0428 640 975) if one or two extremities of the route are beyond your 5km, and I'll phone to discuss you bypassing those extremities. This is a hilly route in places: gross climbing about 1.5%. We'll dismount for busy paths and a few photo ops. Coffee at Jones Bay after 33km. Bring mask and proofs of double-vax, address.


24/09/2021 Friday MaxVax Hunters Hill
Effort:Grade: [no data], Distance: 0, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Figtree Park, corner Ryde Rd and Matthew St.
NOTES: This 51km scenic ride transits 3 LGAs: Hunters Hill, Inner West and Lane Cove. The ride is similar to \"A Slow Ride around Hunters Hill\" + western elements of \"Cameraygal Mookaboola Loop\" and \"Bays and Bridges\". Only register if the whole route is within 5km of your home: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37518499. (Use https://2kmfromhome.com/5km). Txt me (0428 640 975) if one or two extremities of the route are beyond your 5km, and I\'ll phone to discuss you bypassing those extremities. This is a hilly route in places: gross climbing almost 1.5%. We\'ll dismount for busy paths and a few photo ops. Coffee TBD. Bring mask and proofs of double-vax, address.


25/09/2021 Saturday Colonial Parks
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:00:00 Castle Hill Station, Old Northern Rd.
Ride to 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:Pre-registration is required. Entirely within The Hills Shire LGA. Please follow all COVID protocols including demonstrating Full Vaccination and bringing a Mask as required.  In the event of poor weather the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North website.


26/09/2021 Sunday MaxVax The Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 0, Pace: moderate
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Castle Hill Station, Old Northern Rd.
NOTES:Pre-registration is required. Entirely within The Hills Shire LGA. Base ride is "Round (the) Corner to Windsor" but starting at Castle Hill Metro, with indicative revised route of 59km and 650m climbing available at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37549580 which involves early coffee at Glenorie, and optional 2nd at Round Corner. There are country roads and shoulders on busier roads with a combination of fast descents and long climbs. Pace on the open sections will be above the advertised average. Please follow all COVID protocols including demonstrating Full Vaccination and bringing a Mask as required. In the event of poor weather the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North website.


28/09/2021 Tuesdaymeeting: Bike North Annual General Meeting
Contact:
Starts at: 07:30 Zoom.
NOTES:Each year we celebrate our successes, acknowledge all the people who helped make them and appoint the new Executive. Unfortunately, Covid again prevents us from doing this in our preferred way, having streams of riders converge on a central location where we rub shoulders and clink glasses together. This year, again, we will be holding the AGM by Zoom instead.



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