Ride to Work Day Experience

Ride2Work Day happened last Wednesday 16th October across Australia, and aims to encourage people who have never commuted by bike to give it a go, with help from workmates who cycle regularly. It has rewards for all, with many councils and companies putting on morning snacks, displays, entertainment and more. Locally, Bike North attended the Optus Campus at Macquarie Park, … Read More

Bowral Classic 90 km Report (Jeff Burgess)

The morning of the Bowral Classic had finally arrived! It was a chilly 7 degrees but there was no wind, unlike the day before. All the advice given by event organisers to come prepared with long gloves, arm warmers, toe warmers and gilets now made sense. A short ride from the hotel to the start provided a good view of … Read More

Bike North at Bike Brekkies on lower North Shore

Lower North Shore Councils, Willoughby and North Sydney once again celebrated Ride2Work Day with delicious bike brekkies. Bike North was out in force supporting both those event and promoting what we do. Wendy and Moya  were a tremendous duo luring up to 170 riders into the breakfast hosted by Willoughby Council alongside the cycleway at Naremburn. So impressive where they, … Read More

Granny Smith Wrap

The annual Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood last Saturday was very well attended this year, thanks in part to the glorious spring weather. The Bike North stall saw a steady stream of visitors throughout the day and there was lots of interest in our social rides and other activities.  Expect to see a few new faces showing up for our … Read More

Make it Snappy!!

Many thanks to those members that have taken advantage of the new email, photos@bikenorth.org.au, and submitted photos from recent rides. All submitted photos are available at https://photos.bikenorth.org.au. Photos can be any aspect of cycling: equipment, fashion, food, unexpected sightings, events, technique or friendship etc.. When submitting photos, include extra details that may be useful for specific images, especially location. You … Read More

Victorian Rail Trails and Amy Gillet Medio Fondo

Following on from Gerrit’s new story 2 weeks ago . . . Fran and Marg recently took a trip to Victoria primarily to ride the Amy Gillett Medio Fondo in September, but stopped twice on the way south to ride some of the rail trails in northern Victoria and enjoy the towns and countryside. First stop was in Wodonga and … Read More

Best to check the start location for ‘The Hills’ rides.

So you get to the right location, it is good to check the start location listed in the calendar for rides that start in the Hills Shire, as a number of leaders are selecting rides to start at Metro Station locations, particularly on the weekend. Eg this weekend Norwest to Parramatta on Saturday has Bella Vista Metro  Station as the start, and Sunday’s … Read More

Vintage Ride – 2 November 2019

This is a relaxed ride around Olympic Park for all those riders with older, classic and vintage bikes.  A ‘loose’ definition of a classic and vintage bike is that the bike is over 20 years old with no carbon!  The ride leader will be riding a 30+ year old, Speedwell bike with 27 inch wheels. Advanced notice is being given … Read More

NSW Bicycle Forum followup

New South Wales Parliament House was the venue for the NSW Bicycle Forum on Thursday 17th October. Organised by Bicycle NSW, the forum aimed to bring together major stake holders to discuss cycling infrastructure, safety and education. Approximately 40 delegates attended, including John Hunt and Brian Lynne from Bike North, covering a number of Sydney and country BUGS plus one … Read More

Czech This Out

The Bike North Jersey was recently seen traversing the countryside between Cesky Kromlov in the Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria as Brian Lynne joined a six day, 350km ride. The ride was fully supported with guide, sweep and support van using hired bikes. Accommodation was in three star hotels or B&B’s with breakfast, snacks and dinner provided each day. A … Read More