Ride Options

The 2016 SPRING CYCLE offers a ride distance for everyone including the 12km Sydney City Ride, 50km Classic Ride and 105km Challenge Ride. All rides share the unique experience of riding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge maindeck.

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Ideal for families and novice riders who want to experience the thrill of riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and historic Rocks area. Celebrate your Spring Cycle success with a festival finish at Pirrama Park, Pyrmont.

Ride Facts

  • Distance: 12km
  • Average Speed: 5-15kms per hour
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Start Location: North Sydney (map & transport)
  • Finish Location: Pyrmont (map, transport & festival)
  • Age restriction: Minimum 8 years+, must ride with paying adult.

Cut-off times

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions.

  • 8:15am – North Sydney Train Station (Riders redirected over the bridge via the cycleway)
  • 10:30am – Sussex Street, Slip Street & King Street
  • 11:30am – Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road – FINISH SITE

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Police, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

Map

Stops

There is no designated Rest Stop along the route. The start and finish sites on the ride will be equipped with water, toilets and St John Ambulance first aid officers, along with food, bike mechanics and live entertainment.

Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Close
Start Site St Leonards Park
(Miller St North Sydney)
0km 12km 6:00am 8:30am
Finish Site Pirrama Park
(Pirrama Rd Pyrmont)
12km 0km 7:00am 1:00pm

For those looking for an adventure, this route takes in the best of the 12km Sydney City Ride including riding over the spectacular Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and historic Rocks area, before exploring the diverse Inner West and venturing out to Sydney Olympic Park for a festival finish and cycling expo.

Ride Facts

For those looking for a challenge this route takes in the best of the City along the City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West and into Sydney Olympic Park.

  • Distance: 50km
  • Average Speed: 10-20kms per hour
  • Start Time: 7:00am 
  • Start Location: North Sydney (map & transport)
  • Finish Location: Olympic Park (map, transport & festival)
  • Age restriction: 12yrs and older, under 16yrs children must ride with paying adult.

Cut-off times

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions.

Cut-off times:

  • 8:40am – Pier Street & Darling Drive
  • 11:45am – Bicentennial Park Shared Pathway & Observation Tower Shared Pathway, Sydney Olympic Park
  • 11:30am – Kevin Coombs Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Police, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams

Map

Stops

There are three Rest Stops along the route. All Stops have water and toilets. Most sites have first aid and some of the sites will also have bike mechanics and food. They are situated approximately every 10 to 15 km.

 

Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Close
Rest Stop Federal Park
(Bicentennial Park, Glebe )
13.5km 37.2km 6:30am 10:30am
Rest Stop Halliday Park
(Five Dock)
22.5km 28.2km 6:45am 10:30am
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park
(Meadowbank)
35.8km 14.9km 7:00am 12:15pm

Challenge your cycling performance with a century plus by riding greater Sydney. Clock up 50kms riding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House and traversing the diverse Inner West before taking your challenge out to Western Sydney Parklands via picturesque Parramatta and Prospect Dam. Return for your festival finish and cycling expo at Sydney Olympic Park.

Ride Facts

For those looking for the challenge of riding a century, this route takes in the best of the City along the Sydney City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West, Parramatta, Prospect Dam, Western Sydney Parklands and into Sydney Olympic Park.

Cut-off times

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions. Cut-off times:

  • 9:00am – Silverwater Road at Silverwater Bridge
  • 10:00am – M4 Cycleway & Margaret Street
  • 10:15am – Fowler Road & Guildford West Cycleway
  • 10:45am – Widemere Road, Reconciliation Road & Prospect Dam Cycleway
  • 11:30am – Kevin Coombs Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Police, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

Map

Stops

There are seven Rest Stops along the route. All Stops have water and toilets. Most sites have first aid and some of the sites will also have bike mechanics and food. They are situated approximately every 10 to 20km.

 

Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Close
Rest Stop Federal Park
(Bicentennial Park, Glebe )
13.5km 95.3km 6:30am 10:30am
Rest Stop Halliday Park Shared Path 22.5km 86.3km 6:45am 10:30am
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park
(Meadowbank)
35.8km 73km 7:00am 12:15pm
Rest Stop Parramatta Park Cycle Path & Byrnes Ave 46.8km 62km 7:30am 10:00am
Rest Stop Fairfield Road Park
(Fairfield Road, Yennora)
62.7km 45.4km 8:00am 10:30am
Rest Stop The Dairy
(Western Sydney Parklands)
77.3km 31.5km 8:15am 11:15am
Rest Stop M4 Cycleway & Maru ReserveMaru Reserve
(Merrylands)
96.6km 12.2km 9:00am 12:15pm