Olympic Park Ride

Saturday September 24, 2011, 08:30:00

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 registering for 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.

Summary : Loop around Homebush Bay with a coffee stop. Suitable for beginners and children OVER 12 accompanied by an adult carer.

This ride starts at 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank

Ride Leader
Alison Pryor
Ph0438 171 484

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)26
Average moving pacegentle
approx. 15-17 kms/hr
Metres climbed 234.622
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityA good ride for beginners
FeaturesRhodes foreshore. Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta Valley Cycleway.
Coffee stopNewington shops, SOP Town Centre or Wentworth Point shops
Expected duration3 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
Future dates for this route
Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX

A great ride for those who wish to have a gentle day on the bike. The route takes us on a circle of Homebush Bay in either direction. We explore many of the great cycleways of Sydney Olympic Park, going to different places each time we do the ride. The park has many features such as lookouts, ponds, creeks and monuments. Overall the ride spends about 80% of the time on Shared User Paths and the rest of the time on quiet roads.

The ride is run with a leader and a sweep rider with regular regrouping to keep everyone together. There is always someone to help with flat tyres or any minor mechanical problems. All you need to bring along is your helmet and bike in good condition (with the tyres pumped up). A water bottle is recommended too.

We enjoy a coffee stop approximately half way through the ride at one of the cafes around the Olympic Park precinct. The choice of coffee stop depends on the direction of travel and what other events are happening at the time. Bring a few dollars for a coffee and cake. The ride takes about 3 hours in total.

This is a suitable ride to bring your adult friends or family who are beginner cyclists or for those who are just getting back on the bike after some time off. It is also suitable for children OVER 12 accompanied by an adult carer who cycles with the teenager at all times.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends on this ride which runs regularly on our program.

Keeping us COVID-safe:
- Pre-registration is compulsory. There are no walk-ins.
- Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.
- All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.
- Riders must not attend if sick, have Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

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