Bike North

Hills and Surfside

Eastwood Station, East side, , AUSTRALIA
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This is a long and relatively fast ride because there are fewer long hills than similar graded rides. It is both on roads with bike lanes but also single lane roads with no provision for bikes. You need to be confident and competent riding in this situation.

We ride via Vimiera Rd, then Brown's waterhole and Kissing Point Hill and continue to St Ives. Then along Mona Vale Rd, Forest Way, Warringah Rd followed by a fast descent then a long drag along The Wakehurst Parkway to Narrabeen. The back streets of Warriewood bring us to Bayview and along the waterfront to Church Point. From here we head inland and uphill for 10km to our regroup point at Terrey Hills.

With the major difficulty behind us we head back along Mona Vale Rd riding as a tight group with the back riders taking advantage of the windbreak. Through St Ives shops we take the lane then turn right down Pentecost St and through to Turramurra. After a careful descent down the steep Turramurra escarpment we travel via the Browns Waterhole path and back to Eastwood.

On this ride due to the higher speed it is an advantage to ride close to the rider ahead but must not overlap their wheel. You also need to be very careful about the rider who is behind you, pointing and naming hazards, signalling slowing and stopping and not braking heavily.

With few regroups this ride takes up to 4 hours to complete, and you should always take two water bottles and snacks in your pocket in addition to a few dollars for food and drink.

Notes: Cancelled if raining. Pace brisk - fast

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderGreg Boyd
Distance (km)80
approx. 22-25 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 893.106
REECalculate your REE
Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityFit and experienced cyclists familiar with hills and traffic, and able to repair mechanical problems.
FeaturesScenery in Ku-ring-gai National Park and around Narrabeen Lakes and Bayview. Long hills up and down.
Coffee stopUsually at Bayview or Church Point area
Expected duration5 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 registering for 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: 03/09/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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