Traffic & Transport
The best way to get to and from the event is by train.
Participants and volunteers are encouraged to catch public transport to and from the event – trains are the best mode of transport for participants travelling with their bikes and extra early morning services will run. Plan your trip at transportnsw.info.
Free transport is permitted for volunteers and participants with their bicycles travelling to and from the event on Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink, intercity services, Sydney Metro and Sydney Ferries services on Sunday 16th October 2022.
How to get Free Public Transport on the day:
Free transport means participants and volunteers do not need to hold a valid ticket. Instead, to access these services riders will be required to display one of the following to Transport Operators, Officers or Police, if requested to do so:
1. 2022 Spring Cycle rider Bib
2. Volunteers should present their official volunteer identification card
3. Display the Free Transport Pass on your mobile phone, this has been emailed to you
Riders and Volunteers with bikes cannot access free transport on Sydney Light Rail services.
Participants are also reminded that transport operators and crew reserve the right to refuse bikes on-board services if there is not enough room for bikes to be safely stowed or other general public safety concerns. Learn more about travelling on public transport with bikes
The 10km and 50km Start Zone.
Trains run regularly to North Sydney on the T1 North Shore Line. The station is a short riding distance from the start area in St Leonards Park via Miller Street.
From the 10km city ride finish area in Tumbalong Park, plenty of transport services are within short walking or riding distance including Central and Town Hall. From the 50km classic ride finish area, trains will leave frequently from nearby Olympic Park Station.
Express trains will run between North Sydney and Olympic Park throughout the day to get you there and home again.
Getting there by Car.
Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect on roads along and surrounding the course between 3am and 11am.
We strongly encourage participants to leave the car at home and catch public transport as parking is limited. Roads around the start and finish areas will also be closed, see below for more details on closure locations and times.
Special event clearways:
- North Sydney – from 3am to 11am on sections of Miller St, Arthur St and Carlow St.
- Sydney CBD, Millers Point, Pyrmont and Ultimo – from 3am to 11am on sections of Upper Fort St, Dalgety Rd, Towns Place, Erskine St, Sussex St, Wattle St, Pyrmont St and Clarence St.
- Five Dock, Concord and Canada Bay – from 5am to 11am on sections of Lyons Rd West, Crane St and First Ave.
Clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicle types, and apply even to residents with local council parking permits or TFNSW Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies. If your vehicle is towed call 132 701 to find its new location.
You can also plan your trip and refer to the Transport for NSW Sydney Spring Cycle 2022 interactive map outlining the road closures and clearways. For the latest traffic information and road closure updates on event day, visit Live Traffic NSW.
Transport Park&Ride Car Park:
However, if participants and volunteers wish to travel by car, there are some Transport Park&Ride car parks available. When attending the car park use the intercom button at the exit gate and advise the operator that they are a participant or volunteer in the 2022 Spring Cycle event. They may be asked to show their rider number or volunteer identification card to the operator who can then manually open the gate.
For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other service information visit www.transportnsw.info
Road closures will be in place along the first 10km of the ride to Darling Harbour, from there cyclists will continue on the remainder of the 50km course to Olympic Park sharing roads with motorists and abiding by general road rules.
- 4am to 10:30am: Miller St between Falcon St and Ridge St and Berry St from Pacific Hwy to Walker St.
- 4am to 11am: Miller St between Ridge St and the Pacific Hwy, Little Walker St and Arthur St.
- Local roads off Berry St will be closed from 6am to 9:30am. A section of Blue St at North Sydney Station will close from 4am to 9:30am.
Cahill Expressway & Sydney Harbour Bridge
- 4am to 10:30am: Lanes 7 and 8 on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Mount St and High St on ramps. Lanes 3 and 6 will be closed on the Sydney Harbour Bridge deck – two lanes will remain open in both directions. A 40km/h speed limit will be in effect while riders share lanes on the bridge.
- 4am to 11am: Cahill Expressway Circular Quay Overpass in both directions.
Sydney CBD, Millers Point, Barangaroo
- 4am to 10:30am: sections of Upper Fort St and Watson Rd.
- 4am to 11am: Hickson Rd southbound from Towns Place to Napoleon St, sections of Towns Place, Dalgety Rd, Napoleon St, Sussex St and King St.
Western Distributor from Pyrmont to the City
- 4am to 11:15am: closed from Pyrmont on-ramp to City North off ramp at King St. Motorists travelling citybound from the Anzac Bridge will be diverted via the Bathurst St off-ramp where they can re-join the Harbour Bridge via Harbour St or Kent St.
Darling Harbour and Pyrmont
- 4am to 11:15am: sections of Pyrmont St, Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Murray St, Union St, Bunn St and other local roads.
- 4am to 11:30am: Darling Drive closed southbound from Pyrmont Bridge Rd to Pier St.