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
Thank you to the Newcastle Overnighter crew for organising another one. It's the one night a year we take over the Pacific Highway and ride through the cool night, up and down the hills through Mooney Mooney into Gosford along the Central coast. Sure it's 180 kilometres. Sure it kicks off at 9pm and all day you're debating with yourself over when exactly you should take a nap, what's the appropriate amount of carb loading and what do you wear*, but damn it's the best ride of the year.
With tunes, lights, good company and regular treats, the sleep deprivation, the muscle cramps, and the delirium is bearable. Note: the essential ingredient is definitely good company. Yes there are 2 tea stops (stocked with tea, coffee, muffins, lots of sugary things) with volunteers cheering you on, having waited there themselves in the middle of the night.
* The answers are: nap from 4 - 6, eat as much is physically possible, pack a wind breaker, the Korean style golf arm sleeves are really handy, take some swimmers for the other side.
Pit Stop 1 @ Mount White. Must sort after relief after climbing out of Sydney on the Pacific Highway and climbing up Mount White from Mooney Mooney bridge. Greeted by the Watermelon ladies and loads of sugary goodness.
Pit stop 2 at Budgewoi.
At about 4 am, it's a wonder how these guys are still awake and feeding us.
Arrival time: from 5 am - 10 am (most arrived at 7am)
Temperature: Wind breaker worthy
Consumption: 3 slices of banana bread, 3 muesli bars, watermelon slices, handful of nuts, one servo coffee
After all the adrenalin and the sleep deprivation has been appeased you can indulge yourself with a Strava Flyby link and see how the crew went.