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 with significant hills, mostly on back roads, through the Spit, Seaforth, Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill, Narraweena and Cromer to circuit Narrabeen Lakes. Approx 5km unsealed paths
This ride starts at 07:30:00 Artarmon Station, East side
NOTES: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Using improved route across Warringah Rd. Moderate pace when route allows. Slower pace on unsealed path around lake. Cancelled if raining/extreme weather. Check BN calendar.
|Ph||0490 332 072|
|Ride Grade Information|
|Average moving pace||moderate |
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
|REE||Calculate your REE|
|Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE|
|Suitability||Riders capable of hilly terrain and riding in moderate traffic.|
|Features||North Shore bike routes to Spit Bridge Seaforth and Narrabeen Lakes. Approximately 5km of unsealed paths around the lake. Hills & views.|
|Coffee stop||Usually in the Narabeen area|
|Expected duration||4.5 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|
The ride starts with the North Shore bike routes and quiet roads to the Spit Bridge. At Seaforth we detour for some views of upper Middle Harbour before joining Wakehurst Parkway to the south side of Warringah Rd. We then take a route through Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill, Narraweena and Cromer to join up with a shared path around Narrabeen Lakes. We cross South, Middle and Deep Creeks taking the path in a clockwise direction. Approximately 5km of this path is unsealed (not advisable for road bikes and hybrids in or after wet weather). The return ride to the start uses a similar more direct route via Spit Bridge. Pace is faster on the flatter sections of the ride where route allows to achieve the steady average. Regroups at the top of longer climbing sections. Short sections of the ride have heavier traffic. In addition to the beautiful lake scenery of Narrabeen Lakes this ride has a number of exciting vistas at the top of some challenging climbs but well worth the look. It is advisable to avoid doing the ride in busy summer weekend periods or school holidays due to high activity on the lake loop. At December 2018 roadworks on Warringah Rd are still to be completed. This ride crossing route may need to be revised during 2019
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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