Volunteers sought for Super Tuesday bike count

Registrations are open for people to volunteer to participate in the Super Tuesday bike count run by Bicycle Network. The count is scheduled for Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 7AM – 9AM. I’ve participated in about 5 counts in the past year and a half and this is the first time I’ve noticed count locations on the North Shore. By … Read More

STOP PRESS – Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS

BN News readers will be interested to learn that a massive Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS has been released by the NSW Government in the past few days at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10451 . This document has implications for everyone who rides or lives in the North Sydney area and southern Willoughby (Naremburn especially) and was released early morning on 29th January. … Read More

Wash outs and other surprises !

In recent weeks some of our local roads have experienced phenomena unfamiliar to bike riders for many, many months in the form of wash-outs (pot-holes) and gravel and debris deposits caused by heavy rain. At the risk of being premature with any weather predictions, it is possible that these hazards may occur more regularly in coming weeks if we begin … Read More

Temporary Closure of “Artarmon Pathway”

Bike North has been advised of the temporary closure of the locally known “Artarmon Pathway” cycle route between Burra Road and Smith Street Artarmon. This arrangement took effect from Tuesday 28 January and will continue until 14 February 2020 due to the installation of a balustrade on the side of a bridge passing over the Pathway and minor localised works … Read More

Tour de Cowra 2020 Registration Now Open

Bike North is, again, going to Cowra at Easter from Thursday 10th April to Monday 13th April 2020 for four days of cycling and fun. There are new rides, that will include rides each day suitable for every level of rider. See the Bike North Events page for more details: https://www.bikenorth.org.au/our-events/tour-de-cowra/ Registration for Cowra is now open. Why not combine … Read More

Scenic Cycling – A Dedicated Decade by Richard Kelly

Decade Done!  Fini!  Backing off!  Time to reflect.  Dedicated or Demented?! In late 2009, aged 62 and retired, I was cycling more and enjoying it more.   Freedom, breeze-on-the-body, scenery.  Most riding was day-tripping from my home on Sydney’s lower North Shore.  I wanted to COMFORTABLY ride all day, on successive days, on trips away.  I decided to ride more, consistently, … Read More

Members, please be patient!

In these days of email, Twitter, Instagram and all sorts of other instant communication we all become used to receiving rapid responses to our messages. In many cases it may well be what we expect. Can I remind members of Bike North that those who make the organisation run, i.e. those members you elected to the Executive, plus the Rides … Read More

BNSW Ride Leaders Course

Bicycle NSW will be running the next Ride Leaders Course on Sunday 9th February . Bike North has been very involved in the course over the years and will be again for 2020. The Ride Leaders course is held at BNSW offices – Bicentennial Drive, Sydney Olympic Park. The Rides Program of Bike North depends on a diversity of ride … Read More

CYCLING ADVOCACY IN NSW – WHY BOTHER ?

Amid all the ongoing catastrophe of the current bushfire season in Australia, it would be easy to conclude that cycling advocacy, in the scale of things, is not something that should be given such close attention for the time being. And yet the continual burning of fossil fuels around the world, among other things for our transport needs, is clearly … Read More

Temporary Closure of Berowra Waters Ferry

In 2020 it appears the RMS is planning to upgrade the Berowra Waters Ferry ramps. It is estimated that the work will take six weeks to complete and during that time the Ferry service will cease. The precise dates between which this work will take place are not yet known but obviously the Ferry’s temporary closure will disrupt local traffic, … Read More