By Popular Demand …The Nowra Weekend will be on again in 2022

Enjoy a weekend of cycling in and around Nowra 

Dates for 2022:  Thursday 14th – Sunday 16th October 2022

COVID Rules:

The rides will be run under Bike North Covid Safe protocols in force at the time and will include limited ride numbers. Note: Bike North membership and pre-registration is required for these rides.

Rides Program

This year we are offering two brand new rides and have seriously modified one ride to avoid a busy road that gets busier year on year.

Thursday Afternoon 12:00pm – Berry, Agars Lane, Gerroa Road, Beach Road, Berry

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38249625

This is a new ride designed for people coming to Nowra for the weekend, allowing us all time to drive down from Sydney and break our journey with a ride starting at Berry. It is a short route through pleasant countryside.

After the ride, we can complete the drive to Nowra ready for the rest of the cycling weekend.

Coffee Stop:  Cafes in Berry shut at about 3pm and there is no cafe on the bike route so the plan is: if you buy a bite to eat in Berry then we can go to Seven Mile Beach and have a picnic at in the park at Beach Road Picnic Area where there are public toilets.

Starting point:  Apex Park, Berry (Public Toilets next to our starting point)


Friday Afternoon 12:00pm – Nowra North to Cambewarra Village via Grotto Walk, Zoo and Ford

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38117653

A fine country ride north to a little place called Cambewarra Village. The ride starts by crossing the Shoalhaven River and goes through Nowra suburbia to Shoalhaven Zoo. The ride then continues north on a lovely quiet country road across a ford, which is subject to flooding, (in which case the route will diverted.) At Cambewarra Village we will stop for a Ginger Beer before looping back to North Nowra, passing Cambewarra Winery Estate.

It is a good ride for people who are comfortable with some country traffic and a few small hill-climbs and this route avoids the busy Moss Vale Road, so is a much quieter ride than we have done in the past.

Coffee Stop:  Well, more of a Ginger Beer stop at the General Store in Cambewarra Village and a coffee stop at the corner shops at North Nowra (depending on our arrival time and their opening hours.)

Starting point:  At the Iroquois Helicopter, corner Pleasant Way and Princes Hwy.


Saturday Morning 9:00am – Nowra to HMAS Albatross and Beyond   

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29843959

This is the only ride that has not changed since last year. It is lovely country ride up to the HMAS Albatross and Fleet Air Arm Museum. We usually see helicopters and maybe light aeroplanes taking off and landing as we circumnavigate the aerodrome.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has been closed for some time due to COVID restrictions and now it has re-opened we should be able to stop and have a look around.  Read more at https://www.navy.gov.au/heritage/museums/fleet-air-arm-museum

A good ride for people who are comfortable with some country traffic (and like aeroplanes!) But be aware that there is 3km of unpaved road at the back of the aerodrome. The ride also goes along the Pacific Hwy for about 6km but there is a very wide shoulder for the first 3km and a cycle-path for the next 3km and a coffee stop to look forward to at the end of it.

Coffee Stop:  We will stop, this year, at South Nowra at either Earnest Arthur cafe or Café Rene.

Starting point:  At the Iroquois Helicopter, corner Pleasant Way and Princes Hwy.


Sunday Morning 9:00am  – Huskisson, Vincentia, Sanctuary Point, Basin View & Tomerong Loop

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38409649

This is another new Nowra ride. Join us for a nice ride looking out to sea, firstly looking at Jervis Bay, then at St. Georges Basin. It is amazing how much of this ride is on shared cycle-paths, firstly going south from Huskisson to Vincentia then on a lovely long cycle-path to Santuary Point. Then the route takes us on quiet back roads through Basin View and north on quiet country roads to Tomerong before returning to Huskisson in time for lunch at The Huskisson Hotel or in time to head off back home.

Coffee Stop:  There are a number of potential coffee stops on the way, but if we can hang out for the best stop then we will go to Schutz Landscape and Gardening Supplies for a little surprise coffee venue.

Starting point:  The Huskisson Hotel in Huskisson


Accommodation: – make your own bookings. The suggested accommodation is Pleasant Way River Lodge (9 Pleasant Way, Nowra) – but you are free to stay anywhere in Nowra and make your way to the start of the rides.

Dining: Optional dinner arrangements for Friday and Saturday night will be provided, depending on COVID rules at the time.

Touring Style: The rides on the Nowra Weekend will be similar to Sydney rides, with a ride leader and a sweep, not like Tour de Cowra where the style there is independent riding with maps and cue sheets provided

Note: Bring bike lights – this is country riding!

Registration: If you would like to come along, please register for the rides of your choice on the Bike North calendar website https://www.bikenorth.org.au/cal/

Questions: Email the organiser – David Vasey davidrvasey@gmail.com or phone 0412 105 518