Bike North

Balmain Bummel

milsons point alfred st, , AUSTRALIA
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The start of the ride via the Harbour, Pyrmont and Anzac bridges is an access route often with its own revelations. The main part of this ride is a ramble via narrow suburban streets and waterfront areas through historic Balmain and Birchgrove. Balmain began with a rich maritime history and the creation of the famous Mort's Dock. Transformed from a quiet harbour front village into a bustling workers suburb, the Balmain of cars, cafes and boutiques we see today is vastly different from the shipyards, soap factories and Workingmen's Institutes of the past. Join us on the bike and lets see what we can rediscover while enjoying some unique harbour views from Peacock, Ballast and Yurulbin Points. Built heritage sightings include Hampton Villa, Balmain Watch House, Mort's Dock, Colgate and Caltex industrial sites. Enjoy a coffee at Haberfield before looping back through the back streets of Leichhardt.

Notes: Start milsons point nice scenic ride coffee at norton st or haberfield.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderBruce Wilson
Distance (km)48
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 613.797
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SuitabilityFor those looking for a scenic ride with some hills at a relaxed pace. Must be comfortable riding in moderate traffic.
FeaturesHeritage buildings, heritage listed dock, narrow streets, unique harbour and city views. Some hills. Includes approx 500 metres loose surface.
Coffee stopUsually at Haberfield
Expected duration4 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: 04/10/2022
Time:  09:00:00

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