Cycling

The GreenWay Trail is a key "missing link" for recreational and commuter cycling and is included as a Priority Link on the NSW Bike Plan 2010.

The GreenWay vision promotes cycling and active transport as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through reduced reliance on cars for short trips, and as a way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

The GreenWay already offers opportunities for pleasant, off-road cycling from the Iron Cove Bay to Summer Hill, with a shared walking and cycling pathway already in place from the BayRun to Cadigal Reserve at Summer Hill.  Until a new GreenWay shared pathway is in place, you can meander down local streets to the Cooks River, using the map below.

A range of other opportunities for cyclists of all ages and experience levels are available around the GreenWay and Inner West Sydney, including local Bicycle User Groups, knows as BUGS.

Download:  Inner West Cycling Fact Sheet [379.27 KB]

Download:  GreenWay Map [968.48 KB], including a temporary on road bike route

Check out these local bike routes which were run as Bike Tours during the inaugural GreenWay Festival 2010:

Southern Run

Facilitated by LBUG and starting at Richard Murden Reserve, the ride will head south and loop back to Adora Café then back up the GreenWay to Richard Murden Reserve.

Route Map:  LBUG

Northern Run

This ride stars outside the Hub Theatre, Newtown, heading to the Cooks River, stopping at Adora Café and then up the GreenWay to Richard Murden Reserve.

Route Map: Bike Marrickville

GreenWay Only Run

This run begins at Richard Murden Reserve at Haberfield and heads down the GreenWay to Adora Café then back up the GreenWay to the Richard Murden Reserve.

Route Map: AshBUG

Free Cycling Courses

The GreenWay Sustainability Project has been able to offer a program of free cycling proficiency workshops with accredited AustCycle trainers.

The four GreenWay councils (Ashfield, Canterbury, Leichhardt and Marrickville) will continue to offer free bicycle training through their sustainability programs. Make sure you visit the Events Calendar to find out when then next training workshop is being run.

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Join a Bicycle User Group

Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) offer a range of fun and social recreational rides.  

Check out your local group for their program of rides and events:

LBUG - Leichhardt Bicycle User Group
Visit LBUG online at www.lbug.org.au

AshBUG - Ashfield Bicycle User Group
Check out the Ashfield group online at www.ashbug.org.au

Leichhardt bug

Bike Marrickville
Visit Bicyle Marrickville online at www.bikemarrickville.org.au

Canada Bay Bicycle User Group

BayBUG is online at www.baybug.org.au

Bike South West
Visit Bike South West at www.bikesouthwest.org.au

ArtCycle
See them online at www.artcyclesydney.com

Logo Bike Marrickville

Bicycle NSW

The vision of Bicycle NSW is:

To promote, advocate, and support cycling in all its forms as an environmentally sustainable and healthy form of transport, recreation and tourism through the engagement of government, industry and the community at all levels.

Bicycle NSW aims to:

  • to promote bike riding as a sustainable means of transport
  • to protect the environment
  • to lead people to a healthier, more active lifestyle
  • oh, and because riding a bike’s good fun… 

Bicycle NSW also works to promote road safety education of cyclists and other road users, and to bring about improved conditions and better facilities for cyclists.  For more information please visit www.bicyclensw.org.au.

More Information 

Check out more information on free cycling training to boost your skills and confidence, joining a Bicycle User Group (BUG) in your area or joining the peak body for cycling in the state, Bicycle NSW.