What we're about

Bike Leichhardt is a community group which runs regular bike rides (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/pages/20328965/Maps_and_Rides) and seeks better cycling facilities in and around the Leichhardt area in Inner West Sydney. We also run weekend and multi-day tours around NSW and beyond.

Bike Leichhardt warmly welcomes new riders on our rides. We cater for all fitness levels and interests with rides ranging from 20-30 km for beginners to longer and more challenging rides of 50-100 km, to a variety of destinations. Something for everyone! The first Sunday of each month is an Easy Ride and is suitable for beginners or those returning to cycling after a break.

More on Bike Leichhardt at www.bikeleichhardt.org (http://bikeleichhardt.org/)

We are on Facebook too, @bikeleichhardt and tweet us on @Fractal10

Bike Leichhardt Inc is affiliated with Bicycle NSW, the peak body for cyclists in NSW. Bike Leichhardt has been an Incorporated Association since October 2010.

All our rides are free, however we kindly request that, if you like riding with us, you become a Paid-Up/Financial Member after a few rides with Bike Leichhardt.

Membership is only $10 per calendar year. You can pay anytime by cash to a ride leader or electronically into our account. Details of BSB and account nos (http://www.bikeleichhardt.org/bp/about/) can be found on our website, or ask a ride leader. If you pay after September you get membership for the following year as well. Please email us on info@bikeleichhardt.org to say you have paid, and with your address for our records.

the old Calendar View is here (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/events/calendar/), and the old Pages is here. (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/about/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Waterfall to Wollongong

Waterfall Station

Medium hard cycle from Waterfall to Wollongong, then train back. 50kms with 532m uphills and steep descents. Must be confident riding in traffic. Meet on Waterfall Station at 9.08am (catch the 8.20 train from Central, Platform 25). I'll join train at Sutherland. We'll aim to catch the 1.37 train back from Wollongong, or else 2.37 if staying for lunch.

Rouse Hill & the New Norwest Rail link

Bar Italia

We'll leave Bar Italia at 8.30am and take a route through the inner western suburbs to Sydney Olympic Park and Homebush Bay. Crossing Sylverwater Bridge, we'll follow the Parramatta Cycle Path to Parramatta. Exiting Parramatta Park to the west we'll join the path in Queens Street & head off to join Old Windsor Road/Windsor Road on a path all the way to Rouse Hill Shopping Centre for coffee. That's a bit over 40km. After coffee there's a choice: Ride up Schofields Road to Schofields Station to catch a train back or alternatively retrace our steps a short way to Seven Hills Station. Host: Bruce Schirmer Phone[masked] Please have a bicycle in good working order, tyres pumped, a puncture repair kit (& know how to use it), spare tube, Helmet, plenty of water. There are toilets and water refill stations on the way. You should be able to ride 50km. There are places to bail out along the way. From Parramatta we are not far from the Richmond rail line.

Ride to the Edge

Pioneers Memorial Park

Ride around Iron Cove on the Bay Run cycleway and end up at the Edge Festival on Hawthorne Canal. Art, performance, movies, activities, food truck, free bike checks, along the canal, organised by Inner West Council through to 9pm. Bike parking. Event entry is free. We will ride through Callan Park, go over Iron Cove Bridge and round the Bay to the Festival. Ride ends at the Lilyfield Rd bridge at the Canal. Ride length 8 km. Good ride for confident children over about ten, with adult carer. If staying on at the Festival, please bring lights for riding home. Return home trip is the responsibility of the participants. See council website for more details on the Edge. https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/living-arts/edge/edge-greenway-art-meets-nature

Three Gorgeous Gorges Ride

Hornsby Station

A challenger ride with 3 climbs starting and finishing at Hornsby Railway Station. Experienced fit riders please. Takes in Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters and back up to the Pacific Hwy, then down to Brooklyn. Return to Hornsby. Bring snacks/water/sunscreen. Stopping at Berowra Waters and Brooklyn where food/drink can be purchased. This is a medium to hard level ride with trafficked roads - estimated 70km. Catch the Newcastle express train from Central (7.16am) or Strathfield (7.31). Arrives Hornsby 7.55

Past events (301)

Blue Mountains Mid-Week Tour

Central Station

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