Date: 2018-05

Bike North Calendar for: May, 2018


01/05/2018 Tuesdaymeeting: BN Executive Meeting
Contact: 8188 2084
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde. Meeting room at the rear and under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Rd Nth Ryde. Walk down the path between the Community Centre and the Commonwealth Bank and you will find the meeting room up the 2nd ramp..
NOTES:This is the regular meeting of the Executive Board of Bike North Inc. where many major decisions are made. All members are welcome to attend and find out about what goes on behind the scenes or raise any issues with the Executive. Bring your bike if you like.


01/05/2018 Tuesday Bays & Foreshores
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride to Gladesville Bridge, then follow the bays & foreshores around to Concord for coffee.
NOTES:Between Majors Bay Rd and Rhodes Park we'll ride the dirt track along the water's edge, so wide tyres (eg. Hybrid or MTB) would be better than a road bike. Ride may be cancelled if rain is forecast


01/05/2018 Tuesday Pie in the Sky (Extended Version)
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 46, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
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:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


02/05/2018 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.


04/05/2018 Friday Hawthorne Canal
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 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:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


05/05/2018 Saturday Brisbane Water Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: moderate
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 08:15:00 Woy Woy Station.
Circling the beautiful Brisbane Water harbour, riders will enjoy one of the best water ways on the Central Coast. The ride commences and ends at "Woy Woy"
NOTES:Timed to start after the arrival of the 7:23 train from Hornsby. Cancelled if raining


06/05/2018 Sunday Bike North Century Challenge - Hard
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 140, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
CALL TO CONFIRM


06/05/2018 Sunday Bike North Century Challenge - Medium-Hard
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 95, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
CALL TO CONFIRM


06/05/2018 Sunday Bike North Century Challenge - Medium
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 54, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 08:00:00 Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
CALL TO CONFIRM


06/05/2018 Sunday Bike North Century Challenge - Easy Medium
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 29, Pace: steady
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 09:30:00 Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
CALL TO CONFIRM


08/05/2018 Tuesdaymeeting: Ryde, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove Meeting
Contact: Alf Torrisi
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde Meeting Room. (Under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Road North Ryde. Walk down the path between the Centre and the Commonwealth Bank. Meeting room is up the 2nd ramp on the left.).
NOTES:All bike riders are welcome. Meet the team, find out what is happening in making cycling better in Ryde and Hunters Hill.


08/05/2018 Tuesdaymeeting: Bike North Hornsby Advocacy Group
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417654076
Starts at: 19:15 Hornsby Library (Main Meeting Room).


08/05/2018 Tuesday Arcadia Pitt Town Dural
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:00:00 Andy's Cafe (Arcadia Rd, Arcadia).
Part flat, part undulating, far from the madding crowd. Several short pinches. Beware: few replenishment places.
NOTES:Please read this Ride's "Full Description" carefully. If riding west to the start, Galston Gorge is NOT recommended then due to heavy, impatient traffic; use Berowra Waters. Cancelled if rain/gale likely.


09/05/2018 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.


10/05/2018 Thursday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


11/05/2018 Friday Granny's Apple Tree
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 43, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride under the M2 through Browns waterhole, up Kissing Pt Rd and Bobbin Head Rd to Bobbin Head. Take the short up and over to Apple Tree Bay. Return on a similar route.


11/05/2018 Friday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


12/05/2018 Saturday Pie in the Sky (Extended Version)
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 46, Pace: brisk
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 08:15:00 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:Cancelled if raining


12/05/2018 Saturday Olympic Park Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Loop around Homebush Bay with a coffee stop. Suitable for beginners and children OVER 12 accompanied by an adult carer.


13/05/2018 Sunday East Sydney Art
Effort:Grade: Easy [no data], Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 North Sydney station.
Ride on cyclways through inner city Pyrmont and tourist areas to see Art works. Bike lock and non cleated footwear recommended. Lots of stops. Return to North Sydney
NOTES:Head On Photography Festival, Free exhibition at Botanical and Reservoir Gardens. Last stop (optional) will be Wildlife Photography of the year ($20 adult/ $12 concession)


13/05/2018 Sunday Akuna Bay and Church Point
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: brisk
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride via de Burghs Br, Pymble, Terrey Hills, Akuna Bay, Church Pt (coffee). Return via Turramurra. Fast pace.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining consistently, preregister to be notified. This a brisk paced ride and will be maintained at under 25kmh between climbs.


15/05/2018 Tuesday Berowra Banana and Marramarra NP
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 71, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 07:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride through bushland and valleys of Berowra Waters to the upper reaches of Marramarra National Park and return.


16/05/2018 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Riders over 18 years.


16/05/2018 Wednesday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: moderate
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.
NOTES:Pre-registration required. Cancelled if Raining. Working front and rear lights are recommended.


17/05/2018 Thursday Old Mans Hat
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 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:Additional brief stop at Grotto Point lookout. Coffee near Fairy Bower. Distance approx 48km from Artarmon. Cancelled if raining.


18/05/2018 Friday BN Autumn Classics Weekend
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 20, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 14:00:00 Canberra.
A cycling / sightseeing visit to Canberra
NOTES:This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride Explore Canberra by bike.Combine recreational rides with some visits to some of the national capitals attractions. Rides will be at a gentle pace - with the whole point being to have a look around while we ride. Pre-registration is required. Refer http://bikenorth.org.au/autumn-classics-weekend.html
CALL TO CONFIRM


18/05/2018 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 48, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only - briefing after the arrival of the 7.22 am train from Hornsby - Note Due to roadworks the ride starts at the carpark side of the station. Coffee stop after visit to Norah Head lighthouse which adds about 6 kms to the ride


19/05/2018 Saturday BN Autumn Classics Weekend
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 20, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:45:00 Canberra.
A cycling / sightseeing visit to Canberra
NOTES:This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride Explore Canberra by bike. Combine recreational rides with some visits to some of the national capitals attractions. Rides will be at a gentle pace - with the whole point being to have a look around while we ride. Pre-registration is required. Refer http://bikenorth.org.au/autumn-classics-weekend.html
CALL TO CONFIRM


19/05/2018 Saturday Three Gorges Pies
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 78, Pace: brisk
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard, hilly ride through Galston Gorge, Arcadia, Berowra Waters to Pie in The Sky for coffee. Return via Bobbin Head to Hornsby.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended. Cancelled if Raining.


19/05/2018 Saturday Big City Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Cooks R C/P, Mascot, Moore Park Precinct, Return via City CBD, Pyrmont and ANZAC Bridges.
NOTES:Pre-registration is Required for one of 12 places. Bring Opal card as ride will be shortened to 40km, ending at Circular Quay with a Ferry Trip/Harbour cruise back to Meadowbank. Will be run with fewer regroups with an overall average pace (excluding the city) at the upper end of moderate (22kmh). If adverse weather the ride may be cancelled, check the Bike North website


19/05/2018 Saturday Seven Hills Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Seven Hills Station, Terminus Road, between Hartley Road and Artillery Crescent.
Ride with few regroups from Seven Hills Station along shared paths, including the M7 Cycleway to a turn off to Sugarloaf Ridge then returning to Seven Hills Station via the Western Sydney Parklands Cycleway and back roads. 400 metres height gain overall.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail -please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


20/05/2018 Sunday BN Autumn Classics Weekend
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 20, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:45:00 Canberra.
A cycling / sightseeing visit to Canberra
NOTES:This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride Explore Canberra by bike. Combine recreational rides with some visits to some of the national capitals attractions. Rides will be at a gentle pace - with the whole point being to have a look around while we ride. Pre-registration is required. Refer http://bikenorth.org.au/autumn-classics-weekend.html
CALL TO CONFIRM


20/05/2018 Sunday Parramatta Meadow Rocks
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 32, Pace: fast
Contact: Darryn Capes-Davis 0406 380 862
Starts at: 06:30:00 North Rocks Park.
Ride from North Rocks down to Parramatta for a loop or two around Parramatta Park. Ride the Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Meadowbank before climbing back to North Rocks via Eastwood.
NOTES:Coffee at end of ride at Rocks Pantry, North Rocks


20/05/2018 Sunday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: brisk
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.


22/05/2018 Tuesday Footloose in the Foothills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Cnr Moses St & Greenway Cres, Windsor.
Scenic ride through Grose Valley, Kurrajong and Freemans Reach
NOTES:PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - riders over 18 years of age only


23/05/2018 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Riders over 18 years.


24/05/2018 Thursday A to C and Back
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: moderate
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Hilly ride to Balmoral and Middle Head. After coffee return to Artarmon.
NOTES:Will include Bradleys Head and Taronga Wharf making ride 35km. Return via Cowles Rd instead of Awaba St (Miss Australia Ride return cue sheet). Cancelled if raining.


24/05/2018 Thursday Berowra to Woy Woy
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 07:30:00 Berowra stn.
Old Pacific Hwy to Calga then quiet roads to West Gosford. Cycleway around Brisbane Water to Woy Woy, return to Sydney by train
NOTES:Cancelled if raining, note 40% chance of 1 mm, so likely OK


25/05/2018 Friday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


26/05/2018 Saturday Akuna Bay
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 49, Pace: brisk
Contact: Wayne Spencer 0438203349
Starts at: 08:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
From Turramurra via Mona Vale Rd, loop through Akuna Bay, then tackle two big hills in the National Park.


26/05/2018 Saturday Macdonald River Meander
Effort:Grade: Medium [no data], Distance: 45, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Wisemans Ferry, kiosk.
Ride via Webbs Ck ferry to St Albans for coffee. Return on other side of river to ferry. 50% dirt road, hybrid & MTB only.
NOTES:PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – we ride to the Cemetery which is about 25 km then we turn around and have coffee at St Albans Pub and return the way we came – we will NOT be doing the gravel section of the ride – this makes the ride about 50 kms - please bring a snack - cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - riders over 18 years of age only


26/05/2018 Saturday Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 13, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 Waterloo Park, Marsfield (Trafalgar Place).
Start Carpark of Waterloo Park / Trafalga Place Shops (Marsfield). On road cycle lanes and local streets to the Ryde lookout at Denistone Park, return on the Shrimpton's Creek cycle pathtand through Macquarie Uni. Coffee at end.


27/05/2018 Sunday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 28, Pace: gentle
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.


27/05/2018 Sunday Norwest to Parramatta
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
This ride is focussed around the Old Windsor Road corridor with popular commuter cycling routes to Seven Hills train station and to Parramatta.


27/05/2018 Sunday Buon Appetito
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 29, Pace: gentle
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: St Leonards Station, concourse.
Ride across 3 bridges to Leichhardt for coffee. Enjoy a loop around Blackwattle Bay on the return trip.
NOTES:Coffee at Haberfield. Cancelled if raining.


29/05/2018 Tuesday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 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:Riders must bring food and water for the total ride. The usual coffee stop at Akuna Bay is closed so coffee will be at Terry Hills at the end of the ride. Water is not available on West Head Road.


30/05/2018 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Riders over 18 years.



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.