50km Classic Ride

The 50km Classic Ride is for those who are looking for an adventure. This route takes in the best of the 10km 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: 15-25kms per hour
  • Start Time: 7:00am
  • Start Location: North Sydney (map & transport)
  • Finish Location: Olympic Park (map)
  • Age restriction: 12yrs and older, under 17yrs 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 St & Darling Drive
  • 9.45am – Pioneers Memorial Park
  • 10.30am – Halliday Park
  • 11:45am – Bicentennial Park Shared Path & Observatory Tower Shared Path
  • 11.45am – Kevin Coombs Avenue & Olympic Boulevard

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

Route 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
Start Site St Leonards Park (Miller St North Sydney) 0km 50km 6:00am 8:30am
Rest Stop Pioneers Memorial Park (Leichhardt) 16.5km 33.5km 6:45am 10:00am
Rest Stop Halliday Park (Five Dock) 22.5km 27.5km 7:00am 10:45am
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park (Meadowbank) 35.5km 14.5km 7:15am 12.30pm
Finish site Cathy Freeman Park (Sydney Olympic Park) 50km 0km 7:30am 2:00pm