Date: 2017-08

Bike North Calendar for: August, 2017


01/08/2017 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.


01/08/2017 Tuesday Past Parramatta via Greystanes
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Follow PVC, M4 and onto Liverpool Rail Trail towards Fairfield - along Prospect Creek and return via pipeline and rail trails
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


01/08/2017 Tuesday A to C and Back
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 30, Pace: moderate
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:00:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Hilly ride to Balmoral and Middle Head. After coffee return to Artarmon.
NOTES:Please this is not the normal Tuesday ride. Only for those like me who need back mid morning. Coffee after ride. Cancelled if raining.


02/08/2017 Wednesdaymeeting: Ride Leaders Mtg
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 18:30 North Ryde RSL.


03/08/2017 Thursday Light Horse Interchange on Bike Paths
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 83, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride the cycle paths and commute routes around Parramatta, Toongabbie and Fairfield
NOTES:Coffee Stop is on the return journey so bring a snack.


04/08/2017 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:Canceled if raining


04/08/2017 Friday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 08:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.


05/08/2017 Saturday Wharves and Providores
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: slow
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 North Sydney station.
Ride to scenic wharves and providores in Pyrmont/inner city area. Lots of stops to look and buy. Bring bag/panniers & bike lock.
NOTES:the ride will end with visiting Northside Produce Markets back in North Sydney


05/08/2017 Saturday Quatre Montagnes
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 87, Pace: brisk
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
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.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining. Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride.


05/08/2017 Saturday Visiting West Lindfield
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
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: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


05/08/2017 Saturday Berowra Pie
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 16, Pace: gentle
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417 654 076
Starts at: 08:00:00 Berowra stn.
Ride from Berowra to Cowan and on to Pie in the Sky
NOTES:Cancelled if raining. Call Justin on 0417 654 076 if uncertain.


05/08/2017 Saturday Seven Hills Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 50, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:15:00 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 will include detour to Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens. Cancelled if raining


06/08/2017 Sundayevent: BNSW Ride Leader Training
Contact: Katie Bell at BNSW
Starts at: 08:00 BNSW SOP Office.


06/08/2017 Sunday Cowan to Peats Ridge
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: brisk
Contact: Alanna Rados 0408480374
Starts at: 07:00:00 special start: Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride via Hawkesbury bridge to Peats Ridge and back..
NOTES:Extra distance to and from Hornsby will make this nearly 120km. Bring some pocket food. Coffee and bacon and egg rolls at Peats Ridge. Optional start at Cowan with briefing at 7.40.Cancelled if raining.


06/08/2017 Sunday Buon Appetito
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 30, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: St Leonards Station, concourse.
Ride gently across 3 bridges to Leichhardt for coffee. Enjoy a loop around Blackwattle Bay on the return trip.
NOTES:Approx 34km from St Leonards station. Please contact leader if this is your first Bike North ride. Cancelled if raining.


06/08/2017 Sunday Tuggerah to Fassifern
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 94, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station west side.
A ride starting at Tuggerah Station and finishing at Fassifern Station riding around Tuggerah Lake and Lake Macquarie using a mixture of roads and shared paths
NOTES:Although long, this incredibly scenic ride is reasonably flat and is 60% bike paths. Coffee at Murray's Beach so bring a snack. Cancelled if raining


08/08/2017 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.


08/08/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: Ku ring gai Advocacy Meeting
Contact: Lyness Beavis
Starts at: 19:30 Lindfield Resource Centre. 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield. At the rear of the car park near the Tennis courts..
NOTES:All bike riders are welcome. Meet the team, find out what is happening in making cycling better in Ku ring gai.


08/08/2017 Tuesday Northern Beaches and Back Roads - Short Course
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: moderate
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:15:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via Terry Hills, Church Point and beaches to Manly. Ferry and train to start. Some hills and traffic.
NOTES:Coffee probably at North Narrabeen SC. Members please pre-reg. Cancelled if rain or gale.


10/08/2017 Thursday Kur-ring-gai Streetscape
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 22, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Roseville Station - Eastern Side - Hill Street.
Ride through the leafy local streets of Roseville, Lindfield, Gordon and Killara, taking in the house and garden design. Ride has a number steep but short hills.
NOTES:Although quite short, the ride does feature a number of short sharp hills. Cancelled if raining


11/08/2017 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


12/08/2017 Saturday A slow ride around Hunters Hill
Effort:Grade: Easy [no data], Distance: 15, Pace: slow
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:30:00 Figtree Park, corner Ryde Rd and Matthew St.
A gentle amble through the back streets of Hunters Hill to admire the Jacaranda trees in flower. Please phone to confirm, especially if it looks like rain. Child Friendly ride, children accompanied by an adult carer welcome.
NOTES:Some little hills and a little history as we wend our way down the Hunters Hill peninsular! Since this isn't November, the Jacaranda trees won't be in flower. But we'll be visiting the Woolwich Dry Dock, and will pause at the Deck House Cafe to buy coffee to drink next door at Clarkes Point Reserve, looking over the harbour.


12/08/2017 Saturday Pie in the Sky
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: John Williams 0409 324 317
Starts at: 08:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
NOTES:This ride will be run at an easier pace than usual with some regroups to allow for slower riders to try this old favourite. Faster or more confident riders are welcome to come and ride at their own pace and join us for coffee at Pie in the Sky


12/08/2017 Saturday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 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. Coffee Stop will be near the end of the ride so bring along a snack


12/08/2017 Saturday Bobbin Head - Cruise
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Turramurra station to Bobbin Head via Bobbin Head Rd including the climbing of the not much steeper side to the park gates with the option of sitting this part out and return to Turramurra station by the same route
NOTES:The ride will have the option of climbing and descending the steeper side from Bobbin Head before a side trip to Appletree Bay before returning to Turramurra Cancelled if raining


12/08/2017 Saturday Chasing the Moonrise
Effort:Grade: Hard [no data], Distance: 92, Pace: brisk
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, West side.
Ride through the Hills district onto the M7 cycleway stopping at Moonrise Lookout. Return via Prospect and PVC to Meadowbank & uphill to Eastwood
NOTES:Ride will follow alternative West Pennant Hills route via Cumberland State Forest


12/08/2017 Saturday Head to Head
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 61, Pace: steady
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 08:30:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride mostly on quieter back roads via the Spit to North Head and return via Bradleys Head. Minimal regrouping. Lots of scenic views and hills.
NOTES:Pace slowed by plenty of climbs! Members please pre-reg; cancelled if rain or gale.


13/08/2017 Sunday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Alison Pryor 9874 2383
Starts at: 08:30:00 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:This ride will be co-led by Brian Lynne as part of the Bike North Ride Leader Apprenticeship program.


13/08/2017 Sunday Covert Operation
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 24, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Epping Station, East side.
Ride via Macquarie Uni and Epping Rd bicycle path to Lane Cove. Return via North Ryde
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


13/08/2017 Sunday Paddington Green
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 North Sydney station.
Ride through city and meander through Centennial Park and Paddington. Coffee stop enroute.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


13/08/2017 Sunday Windsor Grass Farms and Scheyville Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Caballo Street picnic area, Rouse Hill.
We cycle out to the grass farms and on the return visit Scheyville National Park.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


13/08/2017 Sunday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: brisk
Contact: Wayne Spencer 0438203349
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.


15/08/2017 Tuesday Longreef Lookout
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 50, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride with significant hills, mostly on back roads,through to the Spit,Wakehurst Parkway and Beacon Hill to Long Reef Lookout. Return south alongcoast through Balgowlah, The Spit to start. (About 1km loose unsealed)
NOTES:Will avoid area near new hospital. Artarmon start will add 4km to length. Cancelled if raining.


16/08/2017 Wednesdaymeeting: BN Hornsby Advocacy Group Meeting
Contact: Justin Holmwood 0417 654 076
Starts at: 19:15 Esther Wait Room, Hornsby Library.
NOTES:All riders welcome. Find out what's happening with cycling in Hornsby Shire.


17/08/2017 Thursday Berowra to Woy Woy
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 55, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Berowra stn.
Old Pacific Hwy to Calga then quiet roads to West Gosford. Cycleway around Brisbane Water to Woy Woy, return to Sydney by train
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


18/08/2017 Friday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 28, Pace: gentle
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
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.


18/08/2017 Friday Akuna Bay
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 49, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 08:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
From Turramurra via Mona Vale Rd, loop through Akuna Bay, then tackle two big hills in the National Park.
NOTES:Turramurra Station to Mona Vale Road via Pentecost. Coffee stop at Terry Hills. Cancelled if raining.


19/08/2017 Saturday Gladesville Reserve and Gladesville Hospital
Effort:Grade: Easy [no data], Distance: 5, Pace: slow
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Figtree Park, corner Ryde Rd and Matthew St.
An exploration of the paths in and around Gladesville Reserve and Gladesville Hospital for children accompanied by a carer
NOTES:The Special Start takes the total length of the ride about 10km. After the ride we'll have coffee at one of the Hunters Hill Village coffee shops (100m from the start/end of the ride)


19/08/2017 Saturday Cruisin' the Coast
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 56, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:00:00 Woy Woy Station.
A loop ride from Woy Woy Station exploring Brisbane Water, back roads to Terrigal, Avoca Beach then rural roads back to Woy Woy Station
NOTES:Ride starts after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby Morning tea at the Cove Cafe, Terrigal Haven If raining, check the website on the morning of the ride


19/08/2017 Saturday Spaghetti Western with a Chinese Twist
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 45, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:00:00 Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
Ride on the M7 cycleway and visit Nurragingy Reserve to Lighthorse Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) and return. Coffee at Rooty Hill shops
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


19/08/2017 Saturday All the Hills around Akuna
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 Frank Beckman Reserve, Yulong Avenue(corner Booralie Road), Terrey Hills.
Great Training ride for larger events such as BNCC or other sportifs
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. Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


20/08/2017 Sundaymeeting: BN Annual General Meeting
Contact: Marea McDonnell
Starts at: 11:00 Hill Pavilion, Sydney Olympic Park.


20/08/2017 Sundaymeeting: Bike North Big Ride Day
Contact:
Starts at: 11:00 .
NOTES:Join the Big Ride Day. All rides end at Bike North AGM (11:00am). Have some lunch (provided), hear from the president, elect office bearers for the next year.


20/08/2017 Sunday Northern Line Coaster
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 22, Pace: gentle
Contact: David Vasey 0412 105 518
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:Note: Ride will finish at Hill Pavillion, Bicentennial Park in time for lunch and Bike North's AGM. Riders to make own way back to Epping after AGM - suggest train from Concord West or Rhodes.


20/08/2017 Sunday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 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.
NOTES:This ride will be Brian Lynne's assessment as part of the Bike North Ride Leader Apprenticeship program. Ride will finish at Hill Pavillion, Bicentennial Park in time for lunch and Bike North's AGM. Riders to make own way back to Meadowbank after AGM - suggest train from Concord West or Rhodes or ride back through the bikepaths. If we are early back at Bicentennial Park, it may give us the opportunity to explore some of the pathways around the area prior to the AGM.


20/08/2017 Sunday Bobbo Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 55, Pace: brisk
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Rd and return.
NOTES:This ride will finish at Hill Pavillion, Bicentennial Park in time for lunch and Bike North's AGM. Coffee stop will be on return.


20/08/2017 Sunday The Alternate Big Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 46, Pace: moderate
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, West side.
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:This ride will finish at Hill Pavillion, Bicentennial Park in time for lunch and Bike North's AGM. Parramatta Park cafe has burnt down, coffee stop at the Armory Cafe on the Paramatta River


20/08/2017 Sunday Park to Park
Effort:Grade: Medium [no data], Distance: 48, Pace: steady
Contact: John Turton 0418-833033
Starts at: 07:45:00 special start: Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
Ride up the hill through North Ryde to Lane Cove National Park, down then back up again. Take cycle paths and roads down to Olympic Park, complete a road lap before coffee. Return by a different route and climb back to the start.
NOTES:No coffee stop, but bring a snack to eat in Lane Cove Park. The ride starts at the Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark and will end nearby at the Bike North AGM in Bicentennial Park at 11am Ride. Cancelled if raining


20/08/2017 Sunday Light Horse Interchange on Bike Paths
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 83, Pace: moderate
Contact: Malcolm Wade 0417 046 925
Starts at: 07:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride the cycle paths and commute routes around Parramatta, Toongabbie and Fairfield
NOTES:Depending on group and pace; slightly early turn, probably at Rooty Hill or thereabouts to ensure return to Sydney Olympic Park by 11am for AGM.


20/08/2017 Sunday Epping Bobbo Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 44, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:45:00 Epping Station, East side.
Enjoy hills and great scenery with only a few regroups and minimal stops.
NOTES:This ride will finish at Hill Pavilion, Bicentennial Park in time for the BN AGM


20/08/2017 Sunday Looking for Lilies
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Debbie Edwards 0294360969
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Bicentennial Park, Victoria Ave carpark.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Bicentennial Park for coffee. Return via Rhodes and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:Start and finish is in Bicentennial Park to make it easier to attend the AGM. Cancelled if raining.


20/08/2017 Sunday Spin to the Cauldron
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 42, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 St Leonards Station, concourse.
Scenic access route to Olympic Park travelling through Balmain and inner harbour bays and foreshores.
NOTES:Briefing at 7.35 to accommodate any arrivals by train. The ride will also return promptly after the AGM/BBQ to St Leonards picking up the Bays and Bridges route (approx 20-25km). Cancelled if raining.


20/08/2017 Sunday Metro Mangrove Meander
Effort:Grade: Medium [no data], Distance: 47, Pace: moderate
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:30:00 St Leonards Station, concourse.
Scenic loop ride via river foreshores, from Huntleys Cove and Gladesville Bridge to Kissing Point Bay crossing Parramatta River via the Putney Punt to Meadowbank. Return via Shrimptons Ck and Epping Rd cycle paths. Includes a few busy streets, and hills
NOTES:The standard route is varied between 19+km and 31km, to attend BN's AGM & BBQ in Bicentennial Park (after 25km), skipping Cabarita, Mortlake and Putney. The total distance is still 47km, see https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24261259. Coffee pre-start and at Waterview near the AGM: takeaway if we've had delays? Briefing starts after train arrivals around 9:30. Cancelled if rain or gale. Members please pre-reg.


22/08/2017 Tuesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: steady
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 09:45:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop at Eden Gardens


24/08/2017 Thursday A to Z and Beyond
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride via Balmoral to Georges Heights for coffee. Return via Zoo ferry and Harbour Bridge.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


25/08/2017 Friday Hornsby Wahroonga via Bobbo
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Scenic ride via Bobbo
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


25/08/2017 Friday Adamstown to Fassifern
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 45, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 09:00:00 Adamstown Station - West Side.
A ride starting at Adamstown Station to Fassifern Station via the Fernleigh, Green Point Foreshore Reserve and Lake Macquarie Foreshore tracks and some roads with traffic
NOTES:This is a scenic new ride that is quite flat and almost all on bike tracks The ride will start after the arrival of the 6.52 from Hornsby, LAST FOUR CARRIAGES ONLY Check the website the evening before the ride if rain is likely


26/08/2017 Saturday Bents and Folders Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium [no data], Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: David Vasey 0412 105 518
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along to see Recumbents and Folding Bikes around Olympic Park
NOTES:The last Bents and Folders ride was a great success. So let's see if we can get more Recumbent and Folding bikes out for a spring ride. Other bikes welcome.


27/08/2017 Sunday Bowen Monster
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 43, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:00:00 MacQuade Park (Tebbutt St) Windsor.
Ride the gruelling gradients of Bowen Mountain only to turn around and face the harrowing, twisting Descent.
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


27/08/2017 Sunday Olympic Park Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: gentle
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 08:30:00 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.


29/08/2017 Tuesday Arcadia Pitt Town Dural
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 62, Pace: moderate
Contact: Richard Kelly 0428 640 975
Starts at: 09:15:00 .
Part flat, part undulating, far from the madding crowd. Several short pinches. Beware: few replenishment places.
NOTES:Please read this Ride's "Full Description" carefully. If riding west to the start, Galston Gorge is NOT recommended then due to heavy, impatient traffic; use Berowra Waters. Members please pre-reg. Cancelled if rain/gale.



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