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When I first started thinking about Sydney trails, my head was filled with thoughts of steep hills, cars and faded white pictures of bikes on green patches on the road. After a much exploring, I can now reveal that Sydney has some very good places to ride if you have the motivation to going exploring.
For example its great on the Parramatta River, Olympic Park is really easy, you can cruise down the Cooks River, trundle at Brighton Le Sands, explore the mangroves, teach your kids about roads, or ride forever down the M7.
CLICK on the pictures below to read about the different Sydney trails or Read this story on the Top Rides Around Sydney
You can view Sydney bike trail locations on Google maps here. On a phone, you need to collapse the menu using the three dots at the top. Eastern Suburbs zoom in here or
If you are riding a hire bike in Sydney, it is best that you stick to Non-Road rides, especially if you are used to traffic on the RHS of the road. I recommend the following rides
•Darling Harbour Apart from a few hundred metres near Barrangaroo Pt, you can ride slowly from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Pyrmont and beyond. Lots of cheap Mobile Phone App bikes can be found in this area so you won't need to go both ways.
•Olympic park is the best place to ride and you can get there by ferry or train
•Manly - North Head Really nice, you can take your bike on the large ferries or hire there. Just follow my maps carefully to avoid going on roads.
•Centennial Park Great if you need a work out as you can circle around and around without stopping.
If you want to go for a ride with the kids and top it off with playground equipment, here are some suggestions
•Sydney Park is very central and has a great traffic light park to learn on
•Olympic Park is just super with two great play areas and lots of safe riding
•Doonside has two great parks, Bungarribee Park and Narragingy Reserve and Lizard Log is not far away
•Manly Lagoon at the north end of Manly beach is a super place to learn to ride
Pools Next To Bike Trails