Another successful Newcastle Overnighter by Ollie, Chris and Gareth, aka the night when some people think it'll be fun to ride from Sydney to Newcastle overnight and go for a swim at Newcastle baths. A distance of 172 kilometres, 2480 metres of elevation and some nice mountain climbs and decent.
It's a test of mind and body. An opportunity to ride up to Newcastle. An experience of the New South Wales with the stars and the moon, and sometimes a cultural experience dealing with some bogans.
Light the Bike, Light the Night, Light the City
Halloween ride to City of Sydney's Light the Night festival at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Do some happy laps, have a boogey.
Date: 27 October 2018
Location: 115 Lawson street, Redfern (In front of the Pride of Redfern cafe)
Meet @ 7:30pm
Light check, music check, costume check
Start rolling @ 8:00pm
Distance: 6.5 Kms
Finish: Mrs Macquaries's chair / Art Gallery NSW. Have a dance, take some photos, share some food.
People's choice awards will be given to the best lit bike and the best costume. Prize yet to be determined.
Make the most of the rain, sort out your costume and lights.
Ride out to the Sydney Opera House to defend its sails.
Date: 9th October 2018
Distance: 8km one way
This time we ride to Brighton-le-Sands. It's a fun easy ride, mostly along bike paths to the beach. We ride through Waterloo, then along Bourke St bike path, then bike path under the planes at the airport, then connect to the Cooks River path to then ride on paths through bush and farm land to the beach.
At the beach there is a choice of swimming, ice cream, pizza and beer (or all of the above 😛).
After relaxing we ride back to Redfern train station. (alternatively you could ride directly from the beach up Bay Street to Rockdale train station).
Distance: 16km one way
Cruisy Bike Paths: 90%
Where - The Pride of Redfern Espresso cafe.
1/115 Lawson St, Redfern 2016
(Near Redfern train station)
Time - 8pm
When - Tuesday 27/2/2018
Bring lights, swimmers, music & treats.
This Tuesday Gavin will lead us on a ride to Maccullam Seawater Pool in Cremorne Point. This seawater pool has the most beautiful pool view of the city. It is amazing to be floating on a hot night at the pools edge while viewing the city at night (a treat for the senses 😊).
Gavin's ride description is as follows... The ride is 15kms one way. A couple of medium sized hills, but nothing too hairy. Return ride options include a stop at Kirribilli Hotel, or there is the option of ferry back to Circular Quay if anyone wants.
The route can be found here.
Distance: 14 kms one way
Difficulty: Some hills on the north side
Meet on Tuesday 20/2 at 8pm at The Pride of Redfern Cafe. Corner of Lawson street & Little Eveleigh street in Redfern (next to Redfern railway station).
Bring lights, music, treats and swimmers.
Facebook event link
Chu will lead us on a new adventure route to Woolwich Baths in Woolwich. Woolwich Baths are described as a great little secret swimming spot for Sydney locals. So shush don't tell anyone 😄.
Bring lights, tunes, yummy treats and swimmers.
The route can be found here.
Meet at 8pm on 13/2/2018.
In front of the Pride of Redfern cafe.
Corner of Lawson St & Little Eveleigh St Redfern (opposite Redfern railway station)
'Tis the season to ride around checking out Christmas Lights! We'll visit some of Sydney's best-lit streets, rolling at a casual pace (and singing carols along the way?)
Break out your best Christmas costume, and decorate your bike with as many colourful lights as you can, because there will be a prize for Most Christmas Cheer.
The ride starts outside the Pride of Redfern cafe, and it's 15km long, with the following stops:
1. Pleasant Ave Erskineville @ 2.5km
3. Permanent Ave Earlwood @ 10.5km
4. Second Ave Ashbury @ 15km
*Ice-cream stop has been cut but there will be special surprise treats!*
The end of the ride is close to Canterbury Station (in case you're full of eggnog and don't feel like riding home).
Facebook Post: link
Distance: 15 kms one way
Difficulty: Easy, mostly on bike path along Cooks river
This ride's an Omafiets Dutch Bicycles x Sydney Night Rides collaboration.
Finally Sydney's heating up for a night ride and swim.
Ride out to Mahon Rock pool in Maroubra via Centennial Park
Distance: 14km one way
Difficulty: Flatish, small hill out of Maroubra
Bring: Lights, Swimmers, Lights, Tunes