At Bike North, with over 500 members, we offer something for everyone!
Whether you are 18 or 80 years of age or somewhere in between. Whether you like to ride an e-bike, racer or hybrid. Whether you ride for recreation, exercise, fun or to commute. Whether you prefer a leisurely <15 km/h pace or like to challenge yourself over 25 km/h. Whether 20km is more than enough distance for you or you prefer to stretch it to 100.
Whilst we offer rides which cater to those loving harder long distance rides, we also take pride in helping novices find their cycling wheels and offering a range of rides at varying paces and distances. So, whether your idea of a great ride is a gentle trundle around Olympic Park, a hard slog up Mt. White and beyond, or anywhere in between, we’ve got the ride for you!
With over 40 rides each month, led by experienced ride leaders (https://www.bikenorth.org.au/our-rides/our-ride-leaders/), there is sure to be a ride for you. Check out our calendar: https://www.bikenorth.org.au/cal/ .
As well as enjoying being out on two wheels, Bike North promotes the use of bicycles, provides road safety education and advocates for positive outcomes for cyclists in the nine northern LGAs: Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde, Willoughby, Parramatta and The Hills. Read about our ongoing advocacy work https://www.bikenorth.org.au/advocacy/
Most of all, Bike North members love to have fun!
We invite you to join us!
Benefits of Joining Bike North
- we offer more than 40 rides each month lead by trained Ride Leaders
- weekday and weekend rides and weekends away
- we cater equally for males and females and welcome all types of cyclists including those with e-bikes
- we represent your needs, advocating for improved cycling facilities
- participate in email discussion groups
- spend time with like-minded people
- get fit and make new friends
- 15% discount on Bicycle NSW membership
Bike North offers two classes of membership, each offering different benefits as per the table below. Choose between Standard Membership or Premium Membership.
|Summary of benefits||Premium||Standard|
|Access to members email lists, weekly news, chat, local area news||✔️||✔️|
|Members section of Website||✔️||✔️|
|BN Exclusive Member Clothing||✔️||✔️|
|BN Exclusive Member Events||✔️||✔️|
|Able to hold Bike North Executive roles of Advocacy, Membership, Rides, Communications and Coaching||✔️||✔️|
|Able to hold Bike North Executive positions of President, Secretary or Treasurer||✔️||❌|
|AusCycling Insurance AusCycling Insurance||✔️||❌|
|Able to become an accredited Bike North AustCycle Teacher||✔️||❌|
There are three types of Standard membership as per the table below. Choose the one that fits your needs.
|Individual||$35||For individuals – includes all Bike North standard benefits|
|Family||$50||For up to two adults and their children under 18 years living at the same address – includes all Bike North standard benefits for each person|
|Concession||$25||For individuals who are pensioners, over 65 years or full-time students – includes all Bike North standard benefits|
Note that Standard membership does not provide any insurance cover. We strongly recommend all cyclists take out insurance to protect you in the event of an incident while riding, such as is available through separately joining Bicycle NSW (as a member of Bike North you will obtain a discount!) or AusCycling . You must make your own assessment as to whether any insurance taken meets your needs.
Premium membership is available to those who have joined AusCycling and nominate Bike North as their club. Note that each individual must join AusCycling, they do not have family membership.
Membership to AusCycling will provide you with insurance for your selected riding activities. If you wish to gain entry to Cycling NSW cyclo sportif events or want to be a cycling coach with Bike North, membership of AusCycling will be required.
To take out Bike North Membership, please visit our sign up page, complete your details, make payment and we shall process your application!