Bike North

Three Rivers to Como


05/11/2022
Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


Ride commences and ends at the Meadowbank ferry wharf, and proceeds over the Ryde Bridge, through Concord and Croydon via road and shared paths through to the Cooks River shared path. After riding briefly on the Cooks River, group will proceed along the Cup and Saucer Creek, then head towards Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove, Oatley and then over the Como bridge to Como.

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 essentially retrace the route with variations. On reaching 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 4 - 4.5 hrs including ride briefing, regroups, coffee and car ferry trip at a Steady 19 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 is required. In the event of poor weather, the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North 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 LeaderAndrew Elliston
Distance (km)66
Pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 470.478
RDI31.051548
GradeMedium
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SuitabilityParticipants are to have geared road bikes/flat-bar road bikes due to hills. Participants to be experienced with traffic on roads, cycle lanes on roads, and shared paths. Suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age.
FeaturesGeorges River, Cup and Saucer Creek, Cooks River, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta River.
Coffee stopBlackfish Caf?, 2r/50 Cremona Rd, Como. Ph 9528 7495
Expected duration5.00 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 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.


WHEN & WHERE


Event date: 05/11/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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  Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, 
0414 224 138
  acelliston@gmail.com