Bike North

Four Rivers and Woronora to Como


05/12/2020
Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


Riders leave Meadowbank on the Parramatta River, and proceed to pass through Bankstown to enter the wooden planks of Salt Pan Creek. On leaving the creek, the group will head toward the Woronora River where riders will cross on a shared path suspended under the Bridge, which includes a spectacular lookout. Riders will continue on to Sutherland, then turn left to reach the Como Pleasure Grounds. (Ride leader may choose to travel on the road next to or near the shared paths).

This ride is part of the Rivers to Como ride series that provides for rides crossing two, three, four or five rivers during the ride, but all passing through the beautiful suburb of Como overlooking the Georges River.

Coffee will be enjoyed in Como overlooking the Georges River. With a longer stop, riders could choose to take a dip in either the tidal river netted pool, or the Como swimming pool which also overlooks the Georges River next to the Cafe. (Check operating times).

After coffee, the ride will cross the Como Bridge, head toward the Cup and Saucer Creek, to reach the Cooks River. The group will enjoy the Bike North much loved Cooks River shared path back to Sydney Olympic Park to return to Meadowbank.

Allow for 5 to 5.5 hrs including ride briefing, regroups, and coffee at a Moderate 22 kmh pace.

Riders are to have geared road bikes or geared flat bar road bikes due to the hilly nature of ride sections.

While there are shared paths, riders also need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with traffic.

Route hazards include on road/path items such as bollards, sticks etc. Riders to be particularly careful on shared paths with pedestrians and dogs that may unexpectedly move in front of the rider.

There are water fountains and toilets on route.

The ride does pass near or through several railway stations which would provide options for riders to leave the ride. Check how trackwork might impact these options. Optionally riders could turn around at any point and retrace the route, but please let the ride leader know BEFORE you leave the ride

Notes: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please refer to BN website for COVID-19 related protocols. Bring hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing rules during the ride. NO WALK UP STARTERS ACCEPTED. Cancelled if raining or severe heat. Check BN website.

This is a Bike North MEMBERS ONLY ride. Click HERE to join Bike North

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)83
Pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 905.818
RDI75.182894
GradeMedium Hard
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SuitabilityThis ride is suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age on geared Road Bikes. Not child friendly. Ride is on a mix of shared paths, back streets, and both marked and unmarked shoulders on busier roads. Participants are to be experienced in riding
FeaturesGeorges River, Cooks River, Woronora River, Parramatta River, Woronora Bridge and lookout, Como bridge, Salt Pan Creek, and Cup and Saucer Creek.
Coffee stopBlackfish Cafe, 2r/50 Cremona Rd, Como NSW 2226. Phone 02 9528 7495.
Expected duration5.5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
For more information including ride map and profile, and any pre-registration options please check the Calendar Entry on the Bike North Website

Disclaimer

As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others into danger. By signing onto this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.


WHEN & WHERE


Event date: 05/12/2020
Time:  07:30:00

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  Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, 
0419143395
  trevor.nash@optusnet.com.au