Bike North

Auburn Marrickville Circle

Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, , AUSTRALIA
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Starting at Meadowbank we make our way via Clyde Railway Station onto the Ducks River cycling path to Auburn Gardens. We then visit the Auburn Gardens, there is an entry fee of $4.00 but we have not been charged on previous rides. We usually have a snack here and wander around the gardens for about 10 or 15 minutes. We then cycle towards Berala, we walk our bikes through the tunnel at the station and go on to Rookwood. We cycle through Rookwood - please be aware of other visitors to this special place. We then follow the Cooks River cycling way. At the tennis courts we have another toilet stop before we go on to coffee at Marrickville, where we can try out one of the cafes along Illawarra Rd. After coffee we find our way to Hawthorne Canal and past Canada Bay on to Concord and return to Meadowbank.

Notes: Last time we did this ride Auburn Botanic Gardens were closed due to COVID19, but the website implies they'll be open for our visit.Our coffee stop will be in Marrickville, somewhat over halfway, so bring a snack it you think you can't hold out that long.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderAlister Sharp
Distance (km)58
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 474.948
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SuitabilityPeople who feel confident cycling in traffic. The ride uses mostly quiet streets and on-road cycling paths and cycling paths.
FeaturesVisit Auburn Gardens and cycle through Rookwood Cemetery
Coffee stopMarrickville
Expected duration4.5 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


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.


Event date: 05/03/2021
Time:  08:30:00

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  Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, 
0422 468 108