16km River Ride

The 16km River Ride is ideal for families and novice riders who are keen to explore the amazing cycleway along the Parramatta River. The ride will finish at the big finish festival site in Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park.

Ride Facts

  • Distance: 16km
  • Average Speed: 10-20kms per hour
  • Start Time: 10:00am
  • Start Location: O'Connell Street Car Park, Parramatta
  • Finish Location: Sydney Olympic Park
  • Age restriction: 10 years or older, 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:

  • O'Connell Street Car Park, Parramatta - 10.30am

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.

Bicycle NSW Member?

Log in to you BNSW account to receive your Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle discount.

Route Map


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