GETTING THERE

GETTING THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The best way to get to and from the event is by train, plus travel is covered by your ride entry. Thanks to our partners, Transport for NSW, travel on some public transport services is covered for 2019 Spring Cycle participants and volunteers.

PLEASE NOTE: for public safety, bikes aren’t permitted on-board buses and transport staff may refuse bikes on board ferries and light rail services if there is not enough room to safely stow your bike.

● If you’re travelling with your bicycle, travel on Sydney Trains* or Sydney Metro services is covered by your ride entry.

● If you’re a volunteer or participant travelling without a bike, travel on Sydney Trains*, Sydney Metro, buses, ferries and light rail is covered by your entry or volunteer travel pass.

* Sydney Trains network bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations.

For more transport details and to plan your trip visit transportnsw.info

10km, 50km and 105km rides start area:

The closest train station to St Leonards Park is North Sydney on the T1 North Shore Line. Trains to North Sydney run every 10 minutes from as early as 4am. Take the Blue St exit and turn left from the station then head right onto Miller St and then straight up the hill to the start area. A team of volunteers will be on site to help guide you as well.

Please note: If you're taking part in the 105km ride and travelling from stations west of Strathfield, buses replace trains between Granville and Strathfield until 6am on Sunday morning for overnight Sydney Trains trackwork. Participants will need to change for a rail replacement bus to continue their trip to North Sydney by train. Bus drivers will practice discretion for participants travelling with their bikes.

20km River Ride start area:

The closest train station to Cathy Freeman Park is Olympic Park which is a short ride through the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. Catch a train to Lidcombe station to connect with shuttle trains running every 10 minutes to Olympic Park. You can also catch a train to Concord West on the T9 Northern Line to get within riding distance of the start area.

GETTING THERE BY CAR

We strongly encourage participants to leave the car at home and catch public transport as parking is limited. Roads around the start and finish areas will also be closed, see below for more details on closure locations and times.

Special event clearway parking restrictions will also be in place between 3am and 11am on key roads in North Sydney, the Sydney CBD and Pyrmont.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies so check signs carefully. If your vehicle is towed, call 132 701 to find its new location.

For more details on the clearway locations, visit livetraffic.com.

If you have to drive to the start areas in North Sydney or Sydney Olympic Park, visit the following
websites for nearby parking options:

GETTING HOME

GETTING HOME BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

10km City Ride finish area:

From the finish area at Pirrama Park in Pyrmont, the closest train stations are Town Hall and Central which are both a short ride or walk away through the city.

20km, 50km and 105km rides finish area:

From the finish area at Cathy Freeman Park, the closest train station is Sydney Olympic Park.

Visit transportnsw.info for details on extra services running for the event.

GETTING HOME BY BICYCLE

If you have the energy to ride home, remember you’ll no longer be travelling on the event course so be careful when sharing roads with motorists and at pedestrian crossings. Also, choose a route that avoids riding against the other thousands of cyclists still taking part in the event.

Find a safe cycle route to get you home using the Roads & Maritime Services Cycleway Finder Map.

GETTING HOME BY CAR

We encourage participants to leave the car at home and catch public transport where possible.

If you have to drive and intend to park at either finish area in Pyrmont or Sydney Olympic Park, make sure to plan ahead. Click the following buttons to see your parking options:

ROAD CLOSURES

For the safety of cyclists road and lane closures will be in place for the first 10km of the ride to Pyrmont. From there, cyclists continuing on the remainder of the course towards Sydney Olympic Park will be sharing roads with motorists abiding by general road rules.

Below is a summary of the key road closures as well as an interactive road closure map. For downloadable PDF maps of the road closures as well as a full detailed listing of closure and clearway locations and other speed limit reductions, visit livetraffic.com.

KEY ROAD CLOSURES FROM 4AM - 11AM

● North Sydney: Miller St from Falcon St to the Pacific Hwy, Berry St from Miller St to Arthur St, Arthur St between Berry St and Mount St and surrounding local roads including the High St bridge on-ramp.
● Cahill Expressway (Lanes 7 & 8 on the Harbour Bridge)
● Sydney Harbour Bridge Lanes 3 and 6 only: two lanes remain open in each direction across the Harbour Bridge. A 40km/h speed limit will be in effect while riders share lanes on the bridge.
● Western Distributor from Pyrmont to the City - motorists travelling to the city from the Anzac Bridge will be diverted via the Bathurst St off-ramp where they can re-join the Harbour Bridge via Harbour St or Kent St.
● Pyrmont: Pyrmont St, Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Pirrrama Rd, Union St, Bunn St and other local roads. Some roads around the finish site in Pirrama Park remain closed until 11.30am.

INTERACTIVE ROAD CLOSURE MAP

ROAD CLOSURE MAPS