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: Parramatta
  • Finish Location: Sydney Olympic Park
  • Age restriction: 10 years or older, must ride with paying adult.

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.

Route Map


There is one rest stop along the route. This stop will have water and toilets.
Stop Location FromStart From Finish Site Open Site Close
Start Site James Ruse Reserve(Parramatta) 0km 16km 9.00am 11.00am
Rest Stop Newington Armoury(Newington) 8km 8km 10.00am 12.00pm
Finish Site Cathy Freeman Park(Sydney Olympic Park) 16km 0km 7.30am 2.00pm