This page is for shorter family bike rides. I usually class shorter rides as being approximately five kilometres.
There are many many rides around Sydney that are less than two kilometres, little loops around the local park that are perfect for those just starting out on two wheels. It is beyond the scope of this site to write about all of these parks as there literally hundreds.
Many of these rides are loops, as that works best for short rides, but not all. If you are after loop rides of all lengths try here
Some of these shorter routes an be quite challenging with hills or stairs, so check if it is suitable before you head off into the unknown.
Etiquette on cycleways
Etiquette on Cycleways is just common sense really, but here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
- Have a bell on your bike and use your bell to alert walkers and other riders
- Stay on your side of the path and give way to oncoming riders.
- In high traffic areas moderate your speed.
- Give walkers and slower riders plenty of space when overtaking.
For parents, we all know that kids have limited situational awareness, so we have to be their eyes for them. Its important for their safety and that of others that they understand basic rules of riding.
I tend to put the slowest rider first and cruise behind them to help them alert and avoid walkers.
Learning these skills when riding on cycleways means you can be trusted to ride safely when you have to do a section of road.