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Point to Pelicans and Surf

Gosford - East side, Mann St exit, , AUSTRALIA
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This ride offers a spectacular views from the Brisbane Waters harbour through to the beautiful beaches of The Peninsula. Starting at Gosford railway station, the ride will pass a short distance through the Gosford city to reach the Harbour of Brisbane Waters at Point Frederick. From there the ride will pick up the Point to Pelican path that winds around half of Brisbane Waters, passing through the tourist-famous Fisherman’s wharf where Pelican’s abound. Ride will continue along the foreshore to the extremity of Woy Woy, then will continue on to follow along the beaches and foreshores of Ettalong, Umina and Ocean Beach which is on Broken Bay, at the mouth of Pittwater. Interesting history: the aboriginal word “Woy Woy” has been interpreted as “the big lagoon”, another interpretation has been “water, water”. These are good descriptors for this ride. “Ettalong” is an aboriginal word meaning “place for drinking”. While this relates to fresh water, Ettalong also now happens to have a good variety of coffee stops. The Peninsula region of the Central Coast has been inhabited for thousands of years by Aboriginal people. The local Guringai people were the first Aboriginal people to come in contact with British settlers. Over time the rugged terrain made the area a haven for smugglers, moonshiners, escapee convicts. Its history moved on to see it become a favourite holiday location in the 1900’s, till now where it is also a haven of commuters to Sydney, and retirees. Returning to ride logistics, there are many convenient early exit points (train stations) between Gosford and Woy Woy as the Point to Pelican path follows between the railway line and the Brisbane Waters waterway. Additionally, riders can turn around at any point and retrace the route. If a rider leaves the ride, they should let the ride leader or sweep know BEFORE leaving the ride, ensuring the person acknowledges they heard you

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Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderKerry Tipton
Distance (km)45
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 257.666
GradeEasy Medium
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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
FeaturesWater view extravaganza: Brisbane Waters; Point to Pelican shared path (Point Frederick to Woy Woy), Pelicans, path extended along The Peninsula to Booker Bay, Ettalong, Umina Beach and Ocean Beach. Significant shared paths available along water (with on
Coffee stopa) “The Boathouse”, 19 Brisbane Waters Drive Koolewong 2256. Ph. 4342 9994 on return journey. Or b) “The BOX on the Water“, Ettalong Beach Waterfront Reserve, The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach, ph. 4339 3369
Expected duration3.5 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: 17/10/2021
Time:  08:30:00

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