Rhodes Station To Parramatta
What a great ride this is. Catch a train to Rhodes station. Travel across the railway bridge to the north side of the river. Follow the track all the way to Parramatta, a distance of 13 km. Along the way you will travel trough the marshlands on some high quality bridges and bike infrastructure. If you want a shorter ride, cross at the Silverwater bridge which you should use on the way back to ride through Olympic Park. There are great cafes in Parramatta. If you are really keen you can ride around Parramatta Park as well.
Notes: There are two bike hire centres at Olympic park. Rhodes station has lifts.
There are a couple of road sections on this trail near Melrose Park but they are not long. The warehouse road section detour was replaced with trail up Subiaco creek in June 2017 so will no longer be an issue. Do not bother trying to ride on the south side of the river between Silverwater bridge and Parramatta but the M4 Cycleway is actually OK
Lots of cyclists with the narrower wheels head from the Parramatta River to Parramatta Park. Here they can ride around and around at 3.2km a lap. All good fun.
If you want to explore Parramatta further, head through Cumberland Hospital and up to Parramatta Lake. This is a good explore and the roads to get their are mainly back roads. See the trail link above photos below.
Google Map of this trail
Heading across Silverwater Bridge to Olympic Side
If you are looking for a way to get to Guildford to Canley Vale trail or return to Parramatta, there is a separated cycleway that heads up under and alongside the M4 from Olympic Park. It starts at Newington and ends past Parramatta. It is only OK until you see the Duck Creek sign. Then the trail becomes far more interesting as it weaves under the pillars of the M4. Find the trail in commuter khaki green starting near Olympic Park Stadium on this map >>
External Link: Parramatta Council Cycle Page - You can Zoom the PDF plus this council page www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/cycling Lake Parramatta Walking Tracks Parramatta Park
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