A brand new Sydney cycleway!

It was very exciting to be one of the first people to ride up and down a gorgeous new piece of shared walking path and cycleway, right near the geographic centre of Sydney. Bike North was there, as the project owners took us on a ‘soft launch’ ride along beside the new Carlingford-Parramatta light rail.  We enjoyed riding with TfNSW … Read More

Ride with GPS – it’s so smart!

Do you want to know how to get to the start of your next Bike North ride – on two wheels? Ride with GPS can find the quickest and safest way!! Or, you want to ride to a new location, but don’t know which way to go? Ride with GPS seems to know all the best bike routes, and the … Read More

Willoughby Advisory Committee – Call for feedback on current bike routes or potential opportunities

The inaugural meeting of the Willoughby Council Active and Integrated Advisory Committee was held in May.  This is the replacement of long standing Bicycle Committee. Bike North members on this committee include Steph Croft, Wendy Jannings, Mary Ann Irvin, Andrew Nelson and Carolyn New.  Steph was elected as Chair and the committee will be meeting monthly this year. Initial homework … Read More

Bike North members thanked!

After the Big Rides Day some of our members witnessed an accident involving a cyclist (not a member) who was injured. They rendered help in several ways and the words below were emailed to Bike North. “Dearest Bike North,        On Sunday 21 May I was involved in a fairly nasty Cycle accident on the Parramatta Park cycle … Read More

Bike Maintenance – Free Workshop TOMORROW 

Trek Store Turramurra is holding a free workshop for Bike North members on the basics of bike maintenance at 5pm THIS THURSDAY, 9 June.   Do you have a maintenance issue you want discussed?  Come along.  As this session is only for Bike North members, we can change the program to suit.   The standard session will include: – Drive train degrease and lubrication … Read More

What to consider when getting fitter

One of our members spotted this article which we found to be fascinating so we thought we would share it with acknowledgement to the author and publication. Is the way you exercise endangering your health? By Peta Bee – The Times, 6 June 2023 In the latest study to track the middle-age Lycra-clad brigade, researchers at the University of Leicester … Read More

Discount on membership with Bicycle NSW for Bike North members

Do you know that membership with Bike North entitles you to a 15% discount on your membership with Bicycle NSW?  Use code BIKENORTH23 when you join or renew.  Bicycle NSW members receive global, comprehensive (personal accident and public liability) rider insurance and a range of other benefits as well as advocacy and legal support.  Read more

More ways to enjoy the excitement of Bike North

Last week I shared with you some opportunities for you to connect with like-minded people, develop some new friendships, build extra richness into your life, and give back to the community: as Treasurer, Coaching Coordinator, or IT Coordinator.  (Here is that article again.)  We still have some vacancies with those three opportunities, so please contact me if you’d like to … Read More

Why and how to Deregister from Rides

If you can’t join a ride that you have registered for please deregister from that ride so someone else can take that place. We live in a busy world and plans often change, so you might have to deregister from a ride for which you have registered.  Please deregister as soon as possible before a ride, at least 24 hours … Read More

Big Night and Big Prize

As members of Bike North, we all share a common spirit, regardless of age, gender, backgrounds, and current lifestyles. We share bicycle-related ideas, discussions and journeys and then pass on our experiences to others. A natural extension of this thread that binds us together is the Big Bike Film Night (BBFN)! Big Bike Film Night – Australia – Big Bike Film … Read More