Date: 2017-06

Bike North Calendar for: June, 2017


02/06/2017 Friday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.


03/06/2017 Saturday Cruising the Coast Extended
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 68, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:15:00 Woy Woy Station.
A loop ride from Woy Woy Station exploring Brisbane Water, back roads to Terrigal, Avoca, Copacabana beaches then rural roads back towards Woy Woy via Ettalong Beach & along another waterfront shared path to Woy Woy Station
NOTES:The ride is timed to start after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Coffee at Terrigal Haven. Cancelled if raining


03/06/2017 Saturday Visiting West Lindfield
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: steady
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride from Eastwood to enjoy a pleasant ride through Lane Cove Park with a coffee stop in West Lindfield.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


03/06/2017 Saturday Three Gorges Pies
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 78, Pace: brisk
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard, hilly ride through Galston Gorge, Arcadia, Berowra Waters to Pie in The Sky for coffee. Return via Bobbin Head to Hornsby.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


03/06/2017 Saturday Past Parramatta Via Toongabbie
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride the cycle paths and commute routes around Parramatta, Toongabbie and Fairfield
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


03/06/2017 Saturday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: brisk
Contact: Wayne Spencer
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.


03/06/2017 Saturday Flemington Fresh
Effort:Grade: Easy [no data], Distance: 22, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 West Ryde Station (Western Side).
Flemington Markets experience. Pickup the week's fruit & veg or a bunch of fresh flowers with a nice ride through Olympic Park on the way. Station parking further up West Parade , or the eastern side (where the ride will end).


04/06/2017 Sunday To the Reptile Park
Effort:Grade: Hard [no data], Distance: 74, Pace: fast
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 Cowan Station.
Ride along the Old Pacific Highway to the Reptile Park and Back
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


04/06/2017 Sunday Parramatta Meadow Rocks
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: brisk
Contact: Darryn Capes-Davis 0406 380 862
Starts at: 07:00:00 North Rocks Park.
Ride from North Rocks down to Parramatta for a loop or two around Parramatta Park. Ride the Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Meadowbank before climbing back to North Rocks via Eastwood.
NOTES:Brisk morning ride for those with not much time. Optional coffee at Rocks Pantry at North Rock Shops at the end of the ride.


04/06/2017 Sunday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 28, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.


06/06/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: BN Executive Meeting
Contact: 8188 2084
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde. Meeting room at the rear and under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Rd Nth Ryde. Walk down the path between the Community Centre and the Commonwealth Bank and you will find the meeting room up the 2nd ramp..
NOTES:This is the regular meeting of the Executive Board of Bike North Inc. where many major decisions are made. All members are welcome to attend and find out about what goes on behind the scenes or raise any issues with the Executive. Bring your bike if you like.


06/06/2017 Tuesday Tuggerah to Newcastle
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 86, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Scenic ride along the lakes and waterways of the Northern Central Coast and then on to Newcastle Waterfront via Belmont and the Fernleigh Track. Continue to Broadmeadow Station to the train back to Sydney
NOTES:This is a variation on the classic ride, and has been submitted as a new ride. After reaching Belmont we continue through Green Point Foreshore Reserve and Lake Macquarie to Toronto where we follow the now defunct rail line to Fassifern Station and the train home. The 94 km ride is 60% Shared Path and is riding mostly lakeside paths until you are sick of the sight of water views Average pace will be steady with a lunch stop at Murrays Beach Cafe (overlooking Lake Macquarie). The ride will start after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby


09/06/2017 Friday Hawthorne Canal
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Cooks River c/p, to Marrickville, then Hawthorne Canal c/w stopping for coffee at Concord.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


10/06/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.


10/06/2017 Saturday Brooklyn Brunch
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 90, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride Bobbin Head, then Brooklyn for brunch. Return via Hornsby & Turramurra. Fit, experienced riders only.


10/06/2017 Saturday Meadowbank to Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Wayne Spencer
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Hilly ride via Eastwood, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, & Bobbin Head. Coffee and return. Long climbs and descents.


10/06/2017 Saturday Berowra Hill Climb
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 34, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride from Hornsby along Pacific Highway to Berowra. Head down to Berowra Waters and climb back up again.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be at the end of the ride so bring along a snack


11/06/2017 Sunday Seven Hills Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Seven Hills Station, Terminus Road, between Hartley Road and Artillery Crescent.
Ride with few regroups from Seven Hills Station along shared paths, including the M7 Cycleway to a turn off to Sugarloaf Ridge then returning to Seven Hills Station via the Western Sydney Parklands Cycleway and back roads. 400 metres height gain overall.
NOTES:Ride to include detour to Chinese Gardens. Coffee at Pemulwuy. Cancelled if Raining.


11/06/2017 Sunday The Alternate Big Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 46, Pace: moderate
Contact: Alanna Rados 0408480374
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Big Loop alternative, riding through West Pennant Hills valley, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills to Parramatta Park. Return via M4 c/p to Meadowbank & uphill to Eastwood.
NOTES:Have a think on where you'd like coffee because the usual spot burned down! Cancelled if raining.


11/06/2017 Sunday Quatre Montagnes
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 87, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard, hilly ride through Galston Gorge, Arcadia, Berowra Waters to Pie/Brooklyn for coffee. Return via Bobbin Head to start.


12/06/2017 Monday Meadowbank to Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Malcolm Wade 0417 046 925
Starts at: 07:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Hilly ride via Eastwood, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, & Bobbin Head. Coffee and return. Long climbs and descents.


12/06/2017 Monday Botany Bay Bacon
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 63, Pace: steady
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.


12/06/2017 Monday SMS
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 13:30:00 St Leonards Station, concourse.
Loop ride through lower North Shore suburbs utilising Gore Hill, Shrimptons Creek and Gore Hill cycle paths. River and bush views through Lane Cove River National Park.
NOTES:Not suitable for riders under 18yrs age. If this is your first BN ride please contact leader. Cancelled if raining.


13/06/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: Ryde, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove Meeting
Contact: Alf Torrisi
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde Meeting Room. (Under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Road North Ryde. Walk down the path between the Centre and the Commonwealth Bank. Meeting room is up the 2nd ramp on the left.).
NOTES:All bike riders are welcome. Meet the team, find out what is happening in making cycling better in Ryde and Hunters Hill.


13/06/2017 Tuesday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 08:00:00 Frank Beckman Reserve, Yulong Avenue(corner Booralie Road), Terrey Hills.
Moderate paced ride via Akuna Bay to scenic West Head . Bring your own morning tea to savour with the magnificent views across Pittwater and Broken Bay.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.


16/06/2017 Friday Merrylands Brickies
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 38, Pace: steady
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Parramatta valley cycle way route to Rydalmere Rail Station and UWS, through Harris Park with a look at historic houses before crossing to the western side of Church St. Complete a circuit of Holroyd using a number of cycle paths - Ollie
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


17/06/2017 Saturday Lane Cove River Roll
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 21, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Loop ride to Lane Cove River National Park using Gore Hill and Epping Road cycle paths and relatively quiet back streets. Enjoy the tranquillity of the bush and river.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be at the end of the ride so bring along a snack


17/06/2017 Saturday Glenwood to Prestons on the M7 path
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:30:00 Fairmount Circuit, Glenwood.
Ride the full length of the M7 cycleway. This is an out and back route with a surprising number of climbs, though nothing steep.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


17/06/2017 Saturday Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 15, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 09:00:00 Waterloo Park, Marsfield (Trafalgar Place).
Start Carpark of Waterloo Park / Trafalga Place Shops (Marsfield). On road cycle lanes and local streets to the Ryde lookout at Denistone Park, return on the Shrimpton's Creek cycle pathtand through Macquarie Uni. Coffee at end.


18/06/2017 Sunday Olympic Park Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Loop around Homebush Bay with a coffee stop. Suitable for beginners and children OVER 12 accompanied by an adult carer.


18/06/2017 Sunday Berowra Hill Climb
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 34, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride from Hornsby along Pacific Highway to Berowra. Head down to Berowra Waters and climb back up again.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be at the end of the ride so bring along a snack


20/06/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: Making Cycling Better Monthly Seminar
Contact: Doug Stewart 02 9874 5594
Starts at: 19:00 North Ryde. Meeting room at the rear and under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Rd Nth Ryde. Walk down the path between the Community Centre and the Commonwealth Bank and you will find the meeting room up the 2nd ramp..
NOTES:This seminar series provides comprehensive coverage of all the essential aspects of promoting and advocating for cycling. Prior registration and acceptance is essential with an expectation that participants will plan to attend all eleven seminars.


20/06/2017 Tuesday Beyond Barrenjoey
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Turton 0418-833033
Starts at: 07:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via back roads to Palm Beach, ferry across Broken Bay, superb scenery around Kilcare. Train from Woy Woy. Some hills, small dirtroad section, relaxed pace. Call to confirm
NOTES:Participants need to be reasonably fit and have experience with cycling in traffic e.g.. Turramurra station, Monavale Rd and Barrenjoey Rd. Sunrise at 6.59am so working rear light required also front light preferred. Coffee stop at Palm Beach before catching the 10.30 am ferry. Pre register for ferry numbers. It helps to have the correct change for the ferry. $11.60 (full fare), $5.80 (concession - dont forget your card as they want to see it), $3.00 (bike). Train back from Woy Woy to Turramurra. Cancelled if raining.


23/06/2017 Friday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


24/06/2017 Saturday Bobbin Head to Berowra Ferry Return
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride mostly through scenic bush areas on roads with lower traffic. Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and Berowra Ferry east side.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be near the end of the ride so bring along a snack


24/06/2017 Saturday Breakfast Point Punt
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 17, Pace: gentle
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Cross Parramatta river on John Whitton Bridge, ride through Rhodes and Concord West to Cabarita Ferry Wharf then Breakfast Point. Cross the river on the Putney Punt and return to Meadowbank on the riverfront route.


24/06/2017 Saturday Meadowbank to Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Wayne Spencer
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Hilly ride via Eastwood, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, & Bobbin Head. Coffee and return. Long climbs and descents.


24/06/2017 Saturday Terrigal Seaside for Tea
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: moderate
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
Terrigal Seaside for Tea takes in the ever-peaceful Tuggerah Lakes; The Entrance, famous for its pelican forecourt and spectacularly scenic channel; Toowoon Bay; and Terrigal for the seaside beach
NOTES:Inaugural event for this new ride. Pls.pre-register. Train departs 7:22am Hornsby for 8:30am start. This event's pace is suitable for stronger steady riders upwards. In the event of adverse weather please check the Bike North website.


25/06/2017 Sundayevent: Cooks River Fun Run
Contact:
Starts at: 00:00 .


25/06/2017 Sunday Northern Beaches and Back Roads - Short Course
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 50, Pace: steady
Contact: John Williams 0409 324 317
Starts at: 08:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via Terry Hills, Church Point and beaches to Manly. Ferry and train to start. Some hills and traffic.
NOTES:Ride will be run at a steady pace. Option to drop out at Circular Quay to return to start if desired.


25/06/2017 Sunday Brooklyn Brunch
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 90, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride Bobbin Head, then Brooklyn for brunch. Return via Hornsby & Turramurra. Fit, experienced riders only.
NOTES:Return through Bobbin Head. Working front and rear lights are recommended. Cancelled if raining.


25/06/2017 Sunday Past Parramatta Via Toongabbie
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride the cycle paths and commute routes around Parramatta, Toongabbie and Fairfield
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


25/06/2017 Sunday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: brisk
Contact: Wayne Spencer
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.


25/06/2017 Sunday Northern Line Coaster
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 22, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 Epping Station, East side.
Epping to Strathfield with the return by train. Ride one of the on-road regional bicycle routes in Northen Sydney in the downhill direction and catch the train back.
NOTES:we will offer the extension to this ride - through Rookwood, Lidcombe, Olympic park and ending at Rhodes station to catch the train back up the hill - totalling 32km.


27/06/2017 Tuesday Crosslands Leg Burner
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 64, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 09:15:00 special start: Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Hard Hilly Ride through Browns Waterhole and Turramurra to the end of Somerville Road and beyond. Return via Bobbin Head
NOTES:Shortened Version of the Ride from Hornsby Station. Slower ride for people who want to try a steep climb. The start at Hornsby eliminates one of the climbs on the Ride Profile Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.


30/06/2017 Friday Summer Hill Circle
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Concord, Five Dock, Hawthorne Canal cycle path, Summer Hill then complete the loop via Cooks River Cycle Path
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only



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