Next 8 Bike North Rides

19/01/2021 Tuesday Mirambeena Magic
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 72, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 07:15:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Head west along the PVC and the M4 cycleway (under M4) to visit the picturesque lakes of Mirambeena Regional Park at Lansdowne and on to Liverpool Plaza
NOTES:Riders must abide by Bike North's COVID-19 protocols including maintaining 1.5m social distancing and carrying a hand sanitizer. Please bring a mask.

19/01/2021 Tuesday Pie in the Sky (Extended Version)
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 46, Pace: moderate
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417 654 076
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:PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY – no walk ups – riding according to Government health guidelines (including mask usage where required) - riders over 18 years of age only - cancelled if raining or extreme heat - call Justin on 0417654076 if unsure on the day.

20/01/2021 Wednesday 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:PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY – no walk ups – riding according to Government health guidelines - cancelled if raining or extreme heat - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - riders over 18 years of age only

20/01/2021 Wednesday Bobbin Head - via Browns
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Browns Waterhole & Turramurra to Bobbin Head. Long climbs & descents. Coffee stop included.
NOTES:If you wish, you may join the ride at Eastwood Station (East side) at 8:30 instead of Meadowbank at 8:00, but be sure to let the leader know if this is your plan

20/01/2021 Wednesday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: moderate
Contact: Phillip Hart 0407044020
Starts at: 07:30:00 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:Lovely bush roads and water views. This ride has technical descents and a couple of long ascents and so requires a good level of fitness. It is helpful for people wanting to stretch themselves. Take the hills at your own pace; I’ve rarely averaged more than 20kph. We will have numerous regroup points to help cater for a range of speeds. I strongly recommend bringing two water bottles. We will start riding with 5 mins relatively easy warm-up.

21/01/2021 Thursday Old Mans Hat
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 41, Pace: moderate
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride with significant hills, mostly on back roads, through to the Spit, Arabanoo Lookout, North Head/Old Man's Hat. Return via Manly Vale and Spit. Minimal regrouping.
NOTES:PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Riding according to Government health guidelines. Mask may be needed to order coffee. Brief stop above Grotto Point & will not stop at Arabanoo. Coffee late in ride. You may want to have a snack at North Head. Distance approx 44km from Artarmon. Moderate pace where route allows. Cancelled if raining or extreme weather.

21/01/2021 Thursday North West Paths Loop
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 08:00:00 Rouse Hill Metro Station.
Clockwise undulating loop south and west of Rouse Hill. Mostly on paths, 22km being parkland paths scattered through nine suburbs. No major climbs, but some short sharp pinches.
NOTES:This is the inaugural BN run of this Ride. As per the Full Description, the route is mainly paths, much in parkland. We need photogenic/extrovert/happy riders for the posterity database photo, please! :) Coffee at The Ponds after 22km. Conform with current Covid requirements:

16/02/2021 Tuesday Lane Cove River Roll
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 21, Pace: gentle
Contact: Wendy Jannings 9958 1345
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Loop ride to Lane Cove River National Park using Gore Hill and Epping Road cycle paths and relatively quiet back streets. Enjoy the tranquillity of the bush and river.
NOTES:An addition to the ride will be to cross above Delhi Rd via Lachlan Line's blue steel helical truss bridge on our way to coffee at Cox's Rd, N Ryde Please abide by relevant COVID 19 rules including bringing a mask (for café stop). In the event of inclement weather the ride may be cancelled, please check the BN website    Leader's on-ride mobile is 0492 901 174.

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.

Keeping us COVID-safe:
- Pre-registration is compulsory
- Physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times
- Riders must not attend if sick, have cold or flu or flu-like symptoms, etc
- All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer
- Registration for, and participation in, a Bike North activity includes consent for contact details from the ride log being provided for contact tracing purposes
- Riders must bring and wear a mask when NSW Health orders require (e.g. going into a coffee shop, toilets and on public transport & vehicular ferries).