20km River Ride

Our 20km River Ride explores the heart of cycling in Sydney. You'll learn about some fantastic cycle paths to take your family and friends on all year round. Not to mention an action packed finish festival in Olympic Park, showcasing some of cycling's greats.

Ride Facts

Distance: 20km
• Average Speed: 10-20kms per hour
• Start Time: 8:00am
• Start Location: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
• Finish Location: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
• Entry Fees: Please visit our ride prices page here to access ride pricing.
• Age restriction: Children are allowed to ride on a parents bicycle in this ride (children under 10 years must ride on a parents bike). Children who wish to ride independently on their own bicycle must be 10 years or older, children 15 years or younger on the day of the ride must be accompanied by an 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. The cut-off times are as follows:

• Meadow Bank – 11:00am
• Cathy Freeman Park – 1:00pm

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

Route Map

Rest Stops

There is one rest stop along the route. This stop will be equipped with water and toilets. Most venues have first aid and some of the venues will also have bike mechanics and food.

Stop Location From Start From Finish Venue Open Venue Close
Start Venue Cathy Freeman Park (Sydney Olympic Park) 0km 20km 7:30am 2:00pm
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park (Meadowbank) 9km 11km 7:30am 12.30pm
Finish Venue Cathy Freeman Park (Sydney Olympic Park) 20km 0km 7:30am 2:00pm