Date: 2018-10

Bike North Calendar for: October, 2018


01/10/2018 Monday Waterfall to Kiama
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 89, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Waterfall Station.
An on-road ride through the Royal Nat Park to Thirroul and then by mostly shared paths to Kiama with a train ride back to the start or Central
NOTES:A long ride but at a relaxed pace so two coffee stops plus stops at scenic points along the way. I am aiming to arrive at Kiama in time to catch the 15.56 back to central. Ride timed to start after the arrival of the 7.07 from Central Platform 25 Cancelled if raining


02/10/2018 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.


02/10/2018 Tuesday Windsor Grass Farms and Scheyville Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Caballo Street picnic area, Rouse Hill.
We cycle out to the grass farms and on the return visit Scheyville National Park.
NOTES:PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - riders over 18 years of age only


03/10/2018 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:If rain likely, bring appropriate attire. Riders over 18.


05/10/2018 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 48, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:45:00 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:PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY - 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 - 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


05/10/2018 Friday Botany Bay Bacon
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.
NOTES:This ride is run with minimal breaks along the Cooks River Bike Path to Botany Bay, returning the same way.


06/10/2018 Saturday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 28, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 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.


07/10/2018 Sunday Brooklyn Brunch
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 90, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Epping Station, East side.
Ride Bobbin Head, then Brooklyn for brunch. Return via Hornsby & Turramurra. Fit, experienced riders only.
NOTES:Remember clock change - 7.30 daylight time. Pick up at top of KPR 30 mins later.


07/10/2018 Sunday Rouse Hill Loops
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 27, Pace: steady
Contact: Marjorie Au 0414 478080
Starts at: 09:00:00 Caballo Street picnic area, Rouse Hill.
Two connected loops around Rouse Hill Town Centre
NOTES:**DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS** Thus this is really a relaxed 8:00am start in the old time!! Explore the many cycleways around the Rouse Hill area. Coffee near end of ride at The Shed.


07/10/2018 Sunday Visiting West Lindfield
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: John Turton 0418-833033
Starts at: 08:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride from Eastwood to enjoy a pleasant ride through Lane Cove Park with a coffee stop in West Lindfield.
NOTES:**DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS** Coffee stop will be at Eastwood at the end of the ride Cancelled if raining - contact leader if in doubt


09/10/2018 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.


09/10/2018 Tuesday 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


10/10/2018 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:If rain likely, bring appropriate attire. Riders over 18.


12/10/2018 Friday Spaghetti Western with a Chinese Twist
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
Ride on the M7 cycleway and visit Nurragingy Reserve to Lighthorse Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) and return. Coffee at Rooty Hill shops
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


12/10/2018 Friday Kur-ring-gai Streetscape
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 22, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 09:00:00 Roseville Station - Eastern Side - Hill Street.
Ride through the leafy local streets of Roseville, Lindfield, Gordon and Killara, taking in the house and garden design. Ride has a number steep but short hills.
NOTES:Hilly fitness ride. Cancelled if raining


13/10/2018 Saturday Three Gorges Pies
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 78, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Epping 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:Pick up at top of KPR 25-30 minutes later. Bring pocket food for the ferry. The ride is still on if it rains (bring appropriate clothing) - but I may shorten the route.


13/10/2018 Saturday Movies Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 20, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 14:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride to Sydney Olympic Park or Rhodes for a feature movie. BIKE LIGHTS required if return route will be after sunset.
NOTES:Ride is timed to attend the 4.30pm session of "Ladies in Black" at Rhodes Cinema - $11 re: getting to the start of the ride - note there is rail trackwork on Northern Line


14/10/2018 Sundayevent: Lane Cove Fair
Contact: Wendy Jannings 9958 1345
Starts at: 09:00 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.


14/10/2018 Sunday Rouse Hill Loops
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 27, Pace: steady
Contact: Marjorie Au 0414 478080
Starts at: 08:00:00 Caballo Street picnic area, Rouse Hill.
Two connected loops around Rouse Hill Town Centre
NOTES:Exploration of cycleways around Rouse Hill may differ slightly from mapped route as new paths are being built all the time. Coffee at end of the ride at The Shed.


14/10/2018 Sunday Meadowbank to Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Wayne Spencer 0438203349
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Hilly ride via Eastwood, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, & Bobbin Head. Coffee and return. Long climbs and descents.


14/10/2018 Sunday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 42, Pace: steady
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 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.


15/10/2018 Monday SMS
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: steady
Contact: Wendy Jannings 9958 1345
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Loop ride through lower North Shore suburbs utilising Gore Hill, Shrimptons Creek and Gore Hill cycle paths. River and bush views through Lane Cove River National Park.
NOTES:WOMEN ONLY RIDE -ride modification, exiting Lane Cove Park at Scribbly Gum gates. m.0406807390 no voice mail


16/10/2018 Tuesday Old Mans Hat
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 08:00:00 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:Starting and ending at Artarmon adds 4km. Pace will be at least Moderate on the flat, but the climbs and stop/start will reduce overall average. Coffee at North Head's Bella Vista, if weather OK. Cancelled if rain or gale likely.


17/10/2018 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:If rain likely, bring appropriate attire. Riders over 18.


19/10/2018 Friday Summer Hill Circle
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Concord, Five Dock, Hawthorne Canal cycle path, Summer Hill then complete the loop via Cooks River Cycle Path
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


20/10/2018 Saturdayevent: Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Bike North Promotion
Contact: Alison Pryor 0834181484
Starts at: 09:00 Eastwood Shopping Centre.
NOTES:Join in to help staff our Cycle Promotion Stall as part of this annual festival.


20/10/2018 Saturday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 52, Pace: brisk
Contact: Alanna Rados 0408480374
Starts at: 07:15:00 special start: Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.
NOTES: ***Ride with Yoga return*** Join a brisk paced ride with a 1hr outdoor yoga session on Apple tree Creek Bobbin Head, led by a professional instructor, we will then return to Meadowbank Wharf. Note the charge of $10 for Bike North members and $15 for non-members to cover costs. We will ride from Meadowbank to the yoga area at the bottom of Bobbin Head. The ride will return after yoga via the same route. The yoga class was specifically designed for cyclists with little to no yoga experience. It focuses on building strength and mobility to help prevent injuries, maximise efficiency and make you faster! Practised regularly, yoga has the potential to build a toned and balanced body to help meet the physical demands of cycling and achieve impressive performance gains.


20/10/2018 Saturday Bobbin Head with Yoga
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: steady
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 08:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Cycle to Hornsby and Mt Colah for the exhilarating downhill run to Bobbin Head. Join a 1 hour yoga session designed for cycling. Rest for a coffee break before tacking the climb to Turramurra Station. Note the charge of $10 for Bike North members and $15


20/10/2018 Saturday North to West Head
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 91, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Epping Station, East side.
Difficult hilly ride via Brown's Waterhole, St Ives, Terrey Hills, West Head, Akuna Bay, Terrey Hills and return.
NOTES:Will be run if raining (bring appropriate clothing), but may be shortened. Pick up at top of KPR about 7.25. Bring pocket food to eat at West Head. Coffee probably at Terry Hills. Sorry, no yoga on this ride!


21/10/2018 Sunday Park and Lookout!
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 26, Pace: gentle
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride from Eastwood to Lane Cove park, then back with a deviation past Denistone Park Lookout and Ryde hospital
NOTES:This ride has numerous sharp hills. Not long, but steepish. It is not suitable for beginners. Please contact the ride leader beforehand if unsure.


21/10/2018 Sunday Chester Hill Circuit
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 43, Pace: steady
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Silverwater br & Granville. Stretch out to Chester Hill, then back to Parramatta for coffee. Return via M4 c/p.


22/10/2018 Monday Lane Cove River Roll
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 21, Pace: gentle
Contact: Wendy Jannings 9958 1345
Starts at: 09:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Loop ride to Lane Cove River National Park using Gore Hill and Epping Road cycle paths and relatively quiet back streets. Enjoy the tranquillity of the bush and river.
NOTES:WOMEN ONLY. cancelled if raining mobile 0406807390 no voice mail


23/10/2018 Tuesday Past Parramatta via Greystanes
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Follow PVC, M4 and onto Liverpool Rail Trail towards Fairfield - along Prospect Creek and return via pipeline and rail trails
NOTES:PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - riders over 18 years of age only


24/10/2018 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:If rain likely, bring appropriate attire. Riders over 18.


26/10/2018 Friday Bays & Foreshores
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
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:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


26/10/2018 Friday Botany Bay Bacon
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.
NOTES:This ride will be run with minimal regroups and at moderate pace. Possible change in coffee stop which would add an extra few km to the overall distance. Ride will be cancelled if it is raining.


28/10/2018 Sunday Oaks Fire Trail MTB
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: gentle
Contact: Marjorie Au 0414 478080
Starts at: 09:00:00 Woodford station.
Pedal along the popular Oaks Fire Trail including the singletrack. Bring water and snacks. MTB only. CtoC.
NOTES:If coming by train, catch the 07:24 from Central, 08:17 at Emu Plains (I will be boarding here), 08:27 from Glenbrook or meet western side of Woodford Station on Railway Pde at 09:00. Official ride follows the Oaks trail which is 80% firetrail, 20% singletrack, to Glenbrook where we will have coffee. Optional extra mtb through Knapsack Reserve to 2 lookouts, then down Mitchells Pass to Emu Plains. Bring water, snacks & puncture repair kit. Pre-reg is strongly recommended so I can contact you but the ride will usually go ahead unless it is bucketing down rain in the mountains.


30/10/2018 Tuesday Berowra Banana and Marramarra NP
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 71, Pace: moderate
Contact: Brian Lynne 0408 617 801
Starts at: 08:00:00 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.
NOTES:Coffee will be at Berowra Heights on the return from the ferry. Much of the ride is run 'at own pace' as there are significant climbs and descents.


31/10/2018 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:If rain likely, bring appropriate attire. Riders over 18.



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