First Aid kits to be available from Bike North

Bike North will be ordering more first aid kits designed to our specifications both for ride leaders and for sale to members later in the year and at Cowra next year. The Rides Coordinator and Treasurer will set up the mechanisms for purchasing the kit via Bike North. 1) in late Oct in time for delivery at the BN Christmas party … Read More

Upcoming AGM

Bike North AGM will be held Sunday 18 August 2019 at 11.30 am. Parramatta Park at the Garraway Picnic Shelter. See Map. There is plenty of free untimed parking available if you wish to drive rather than ride! Please come and enjoy some fine food and company, and to elect some new Executive members. We are seeking nominations for Honorary … Read More

Bike North European Tour 2020 Innsbruck (Austria) to Verona (Italy)

Self-guided tour on the ‘Via Claudia Augusta’ route. Mid May 2020. Based on the model of previous the overseas BN tours, the 2020 trip will be cycling Austria (Innsbruck) to Northern Italy (Verona). The cycling is on cyclepaths or lower traffic roads though smaller towns using – the Austrian/Italian segments of the ‘Via Claudia Augusta’ long distance cycle route – … Read More

A new plan of management for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of the most popular national parks in NSW, with over 3 million visits each year. The existing plan of management for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Lion Island Nature Reserve, Long Island Nature Reserve and Spectacle Island Nature Reserve was written in 2002. Since that time there has been a steady increase in visitors coming to the … Read More

Wattle I do for spring ?

In a few short weeks, the long, cold months of winter will be over and we’ll be spinning towards warmer temperatures and longer days. And more cycling !  Time to get out from under those doonas.  However, as we start to revel in the joys of spring let’s not forget to look out for the health of our bikes as … Read More

Sydney Trains weighs carriages to estimate crowds

Cyclists often have difficulty finding enough space on crowded train carriages. In an Australian first, Sydney commuters can choose the right train carriage based on real-time train occupancy data. Using the average weight of a NSW train passenger, we can now determine the occupancy of each carriage as the train doors close.  This information is displayed on the platform departure … Read More

New bike path connecting to Sydney Airport’s International Terminal

On Friday, due to the high winds, we terminated the Botany Bay Bacon ride at Sydney Airport’s International Terminal. Not quite on the way to Botany Bay, but only a little deviation to inspect the new, state-of-the-art, elevated concrete bike/pedestrian path (see photo) which connects to the old bridge which crosses to Tempe Recreation Reserve, and thence to Cooks River. … Read More

Big Rides Day – All roads and shared paths lead to Parramatta Park.

There are a record 7 rides on the Big Ride Day on this Sunday. Something to suit everyone. A number of rides are from our usual start points like North Sydney, Norwest, Eastwood, St Leonards and Meadowbank and will be heading to Parramatta for the AGM, with a coffee stop on the way. A couple of the others will start … Read More

Advocacy on Safety

One of Bike North members who commutes on the northern line cycling route and the Ryde workgroup combined advocacy improves safety aspects on a known blind comer in Symons Park, near Denistone Railway Station. Ryde council have now repainted the centreline and directional logos and installed a safety mirror. The advocacy steps ; a couple of letters including images from … Read More