Five Rivers to Como

Saturday December 10, 2022, 07:00:00

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 : From Sydney Harbour ride over Lane Cover River, Parramatta River, Cooks River, Woronora River with its amazing lookout, to overlooking Georges River enjoying coffee at the Como Pleasure Grounds, prior to passing through Carss Park, return Sydney Harbour

This ride starts at 07:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side

NOTES: START ATARMON station. Note trackwork through city circle. 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)95
Average moving pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres climbed 1041.64
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityThis ride is suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age on geared Road Bikes. Not child friendly. Ride is on a mix of shared paths, back streets, and both marked and unmarked shoulders on busier roads. Participants are to be experienced in ridin
FeaturesLane Cove River, Parramatta River, Woronora River, Georges River, Cooks River, Airport, Sydney Harbour and Bridge, Darling Harbour, Como bridge, Carss Park, Salt Pan Creek, and Cup and Saucer Creek
Coffee stopOptions: a) Cafe in Riverwood b) Blackfish Cafe, 2r/50 Cremona Rd, Como NSW 2226. Phone 02 9528 7495, c) La Prominade Patisserie, 300 The Grand Parade, Sans Souci. Ph. 02 9529 8515 d) Brew Brothers Coffee & Tea Co., 101/18 Park Ln, Chippendale NSW 200
Expected duration7.00 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
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Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX

Riders leave Sydney Harbour to Lane Cove where the ride turns toward Gladesville bridge crossing Lane Cove River and the Parramatta River. It continues through to Hurlstone Park to cross Cooks River entering Cup and Saucer Creek, to the M5 shared paths. On reaching Salt Pan Creek, the ride turns toward the Woronora River where riders will cross on a shared path suspended under the Bridge, which includes a spectacular view. Riders will continue on to Sutherland, then turn left to reach the Como Pleasure Grounds overlooking the Georges River. At this point the ride will cross that river, pass through Carss Bush Park, then heads back toward Sydney Harbour.

This ride is part of the Rivers to Como ride series that provides for rides crossing two, three, four or five rivers during the ride, but all passing through the beautiful suburb of Como overlooking the Georges River.

Coffee will be enjoyed in Como overlooking the Georges River. With a pre-organised 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 and safety conditions).

Allow for 5.5 to 6.5 hours including ride briefing, regroups, and coffee at a Moderate 22 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. Where there are shared paths, the ride leader may choose to use either the available shared path or to be on the road.

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.

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 for the day. 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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