When Some Ride Leaders have Downtime … they Plan New Rides.

Some ride leaders love thinking in maps, paths and routes. Sometimes this is to plan ride to new locations, new combinations of known routes or to enjoy events or activities where cycling is the most convenient way to access. With all that ride planning, the Bike North rides database just ticked over 500 different rides in the past month. A … Read More

Biketober Business Challenge

Get ready for the Biketober Business Challenge! In October 2020, organisations and riders will compete to see who can encourage most people to ride bikes for transport, health and fun!  Last year, 3,798 participants from 392 organisations took part in NSW, including 613 new riders. Altogether riding 932,900 kilometres, that’s more than 23 times around the world! Let’s see if … Read More

Bike North Volunteer Awards

Each year Bike North invites members to nominate other members of Bike North for recognition through our system of Volunteer Awards https://www.bikenorth.org.au/about-bike-north/bike-north-honours-system/.  As stated on the website we want to recognise – and  congratulate and thank – “people whose actions and commitment over a period of time are above and beyond what could be reasonably expected and who have made … Read More

New edition of Bike North Rides Policies & Procedures

The third edition of the Rides Procedures and Policies and been produced and endorsed. The document covers the principles underpinning the whole rides program, and includes updates the rides committee or exec committee have operationalised in the past 4 years. It focuses on aspects that make up regular, diverse and safe rides program offered to members and the community, rather … Read More

Inaugural Spring Classics Weekend 2020

The Inaugural Spring Classics Weekend for 2020 will be in the Southern Highlands – with Bundanoon as the accommodation base and the starting point for the rides.  Explore Bundanoon and Southern Highlands by bike.  Rides will be at a gentle pace – with the whole point being to have a look around while we ride.  These will be led rides … Read More

The Central West Cycle Trail is open!

The Central West Cycle Trail is a delightful romp along (mostly) good dirt roads and (mostly) quiet sealed back-roads. It is a 480km loop including Gulgong, Mudgee and Dubbo. We did itcomfortably in a week, covering 60-80 kms each day, staying mainly in country pubs. These were all clean, fairly comfortable, though with an emphasis on friendliness rather than luxury! … Read More

Bike North Forgotten Rides

As a Bike North ride leader, I have my favourite rides and tend to regularly schedule these rides.  But I am sure there are rides that are members’ favourites that perhaps have been “forgotten” by ride leaders because we don’t have the organisational memory of all of the rides. Perhaps you ride these routes solo because Bike North doesn’t schedule … Read More

Free 1-on-1 skills courses are back

Here’s an interesting offer for people who would like to become more confident about riding in on city streets (open to people who work (or live) in the City of Sydney). CLICK HERE to register your interest.

THE MS GONG RIDE GOES VIRTUAL

The Sydney to Wollongong bike ride, generally known as The MS Gong Ride, has been held each year for 39 years and raised significant funds for MS sufferers and research. Unfortunately COVID-19 has meant the physical ride has been cancelled, like all other similar events, but the needs of MS sufferers continue. This year the MS Gong Ride has gone … Read More