Learning to ride a trike and then a bike is one of the great childhood rites of passage.
Sydney has many wonderful outdoors learn-to-ride bike tracks suitable for children. And they’re all free!
Here follows a list of the best bike tracks we have come across throughout Sydney. They’re listed here alphabetically by name of the bike track. To check them out by suburb, click here.
If you know of another, PLEASE let us know in the comments below!
NB If you children can already cycle then check out this post:
The cricket oval at the south end of Balmoral has a bike path all the way round it. Just back from the beach at the south end. Read about where to park etc on this Balmoral Beach post.
Bicentennial Park, Glebe
There is a terrific playground here and lots of cycling paths throughout the park. Read more here.
Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
A good kids cycle track goes around the park by the playground, plus heaps of cycle paths throughout the park. Find details on parking on this Bicentennial Park post here.
Bicentennial Park, West Pymble
Lots of bike tracks throughout the park, excellent playground there too. Read all about this park and playground here.
Blenheim Park, Ryde
Lovely bike track by the playground. Read all the information you need on my Blenheim Park playground post here.
Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne
Brightmore Reserve has a terrific bike track, all laid out and marked like a road. See council website page here.
Buffalo Creek Reserve
Great bike track here as well as some interesting and fun play equipment, all in a beautiful bushy locale. Read details on my Buffalo Creek Reserve Playground post here.
Campbelltown Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre
A huge bike track, excellent spot! Check out the council website page here.
There are lots of shared paths to ride along in this lovely area with playground and cafe right alongside. There’s also a tidal pool and swimming pool right there. Read more about Carss Park on this post.
Hallstrom Park, Willoughby
By the playground is a big oval bike track for kids. Find information about Hallstrom Park here.
Heffron Pedal Park
This is a fenced miniature road network with signs and road marking, great place to learn road safety skills. Nearby is a playground, toilets, shade and seating areas. Read more on Maroubra Council website here.
Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands
There’s a cycle training track here, all painted with proper road markings, as well as the fabulous playground. Click here for more info.
Jamison Park, South Penrith
A reader reports that this park has a 2.5km bike path around it. I can’t find details on the council website, must pop out for a look.
Jubes Mountain Bike Park, Wahroonga
This mountain bike park is within Golden Jubilee Field and has three distinct areas of difficulty so good for learner mountain bikers to start here. Check details and see a short video on the council website here.
Lagoon Park, Manly
The playground here is great and bike tracks lead along the dam and also there’s a bike path all the way down to Shelly Beach. Click here for more info.
There’s now a walking and cycling track right around Narrabeen Lake. This is a cycle ride for children who have learned to ride and can manage 8km. Start or finish at the fab Bilarong Playground and Reserve.
Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale
Bike track goes all around the playing fields, passing by the excellent playground, click here for more info.
Sydney Park Cycling Centre
This is an excellent learn to cycle space on the Sydney Park Road side of Sydney Park. You can do Balance Bike courses and once safe on a bike there are Cycling In The City courses too. Info on the park and playground here.
St Ives Showground Playground and Bike Track
Bike track here has great shade and play equipment beside it. More info here.
Terrey Hills BMX Bike Track
A fantastic bike track for older kids and those learning to ride mountain bikes. Check out the full post and photos here.
Winnererremy Bay Playground, Mona Vale
The huge oval by the playground has a bike track around it. For more info click the Winnererremy Bay Payground post here.
Willoughby Park, Willoughby
There’s a small bike track by the playground and then a large bike track all around the oval. Photos and Willoughby Park info here.
So that’s our list of the best kids learn-to-ride bike tracks in Sydney. Whew! Look at the comments below as well as more may be added by readers.
Where did you learn to ride a bike?
Can you add any more bike tracks to this list?