Do you cycle with your children in Central Sydney? I most certainly didn’t and would have been far too nervous… until I did the Cycling In The City Course at Sydney Park Cycleway Centre.
That really opened my eyes, I learned how to find quiet streets and bike lanes and separated cycleways plus how to ride safely in traffic.
I also learned that each council can provide cycling maps of the best routes in their area – revelation!
And there are SO MANY great places to ride with kids in Sydney.
So, now I’m listing some of the cycle rides that families can do together in the centre of our busy city.
Then I list some of the other well known and much loved cycleways further out in Sydney.
The post Sydney’s Best Bike Tracks for Kids has been popular for years. It lists the best learn to cycle tracks, lots are right beside playgrounds.
Now this is the version for bigger kids who are confident cyclists and able to ride further.
Have a read, choose a route, download and print a map, pack a picnic, water, hats etc and let’s get on our bikes and go.
Top Four Family Cycle Rides In Central Sydney
These routes are all detailed on the Sydney Cycleways website. I link to the map on there.
- Two Ducks Family Ride 6.5km from Sydney Park to Centennial Park
- Three Creeks Ride: 6.7km along the backstreets and hidden waterways of the Inner West
- The Bay Run and Hawthorne Canal Ride: an 8.8km loop
- The Sydney Foreshore Loop: 13km ride along quiet streets around Pyrmont, Balmain and the City
Other good spots to cycle with kids in the city are:
Just click on the names to read more.
Outside the central city area, there are heaps of great bike rides, here are just a few.
Click the links below to find maps and directions:
Find More Sydney Cycling Routes and Courses
Most councils have maps of the local area showing cycle routes. Check council websites, most are happy to post out maps.
Cycling In Sydney Guide Books
I’m sure readers of this post will know other good cycling routes too.
Please do share your knowledge with others in the comments below.
Do you cycle with your kids? What are the benefits?
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