Three Rivers to Como

Saturday November 05, 2022, 07:30:00

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 : Ride from Parramatta River and along the Cooks River, to the Georges River. Enjoy coffee from the Como Pleasure Grounds overlooking the Georges River. Return via Cooks River.

This ride starts at 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank

NOTES: Pre-registration is required. In the event of poor weather, the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North website.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride

Ride Leader
Andrew Elliston
Ph0414 224 138

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)66
Average moving pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres climbed 470.478
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityParticipants are to have geared road bikes/flat-bar road bikes due to hills. Participants to be experienced with traffic on roads, cycle lanes on roads, and shared paths. Suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age.
FeaturesGeorges River, Cup and Saucer Creek, Cooks River, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta River.
Coffee stopBlackfish Caf?, 2r/50 Cremona Rd, Como. Ph 9528 7495
Expected duration5.00 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

Ride commences and ends at the Meadowbank ferry wharf, and proceeds over the Ryde Bridge, through Concord and Croydon via road and shared paths through to the Cooks River shared path. After riding briefly on the Cooks River, group will proceed along the Cup and Saucer Creek, then head towards Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove, Oatley and then over the Como bridge to Como.

Coffee will be enjoyed in Como overlooking the Georges River. With a longer stop, riders could choose to take a dip in either the tidal river netted pool, or the Como swimming pool which also overlooks the Georges River next to the Cafe. (Check operating times).

After coffee, the ride will essentially retrace the route with variations. On reaching Cooks River, the group will enjoy the Bike North much loved Cooks River shared path back to Sydney Olympic Park to return to Meadowbank.

Allow for 4 - 4.5 hrs including ride briefing, regroups, coffee and car ferry trip at a Steady 19 kmh pace. Riders are to have geared road bikes or geared flat bar road bikes due to the hilly nature of ride sections. While there are shared paths, riders also need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with traffic. Route hazards include on road/path items such as bollards, sticks etc. Riders to be particularly careful on shared paths with pedestrians and dogs that may unexpectedly move in front of the rider. There are water fountains and toilets on route.

The ride does pass near or through several railway stations which would provide options for riders to leave the ride. Check how trackwork might impact these options. Optionally riders could turn around at any point and retrace the route, but please let the ride leader know BEFORE you leave the ride

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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