Celebrate bike week with us!

Saturday Sep 16 Spring into Liverpool

Spring into Liverpool is a celebration of all the great things that the gorgeous warmer weather means – getting out in the sun with your family and furry friends, being active, enjoying the garden and cooking with delicious fresh Spring produce. Plus rides, food trucks, an outdoor cinema, free activities and entertainment!

Greenway Park, West Hoxton
12-9pm.

Visit the Council tent for bike maps, route planning, and demonstrations of brake and seat height adjustment, tyre changing and puncture repair. Bike Liverpool volunteers will be on hand until 5pm.

Sunday Sep 17 Family and Beginners Rides at Greenway Park

A great opportunity to get into bike riding for all the family! Registration for both rides starts from 9am.

Bikes checks from 9:00-11:00am.

Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

9:45 for 10:00am start Beginners ride for Children – approx 5km around Greenway Park.

10:45 for 11:00am start Beginners ride for Children and Adults with some bicycle skills –approx 10km ride using Shared User Paths and some quiet local roads around West Hoxton. Return to Community Centre at approx. 12pm.

Contact: Phillip Jackson 0434 633 490 or Maree Stacy 0419 203 379

Sunday Sep 24 Liverpool Loop
Grade: Easy
Start: 09:00 am Liverpool Railway Station, Main entrance Bigge St. An easy 25km ride along the T-way cycleway, Orphan School Creek cycleway and the Rail Trail. Stop at Canley Vale for morning tea and then back to Liverpool.

Contact: Maree 0419 203 379 to confirm.

Secure parking coming to Holsworthy

A new secure bike enclosure at Holsworthy Station is now just waiting to be opened. Exciting news for us, we wrote to Transport for NSW asking them to consider installing a cage at Holsworthy given the number of people who cycling to the station and issues with vandalism and theft.Construction began in late April and is now complete. Hopefully we’ll see it in use soon.

RMS Liverpool Cycling Projects

Here’s what RMS has planned for Liverpool in terms of cycling projects for this financial year:

  • Jedda Road Stage 3 – construction of a shared path along the northern side of Jedda Road from 75 metres west of Ash Road to Weld Street, Prestons
  • Planning and design for shared path on the northern side of Newbridge Road between Heathcote Road and Rickard Road
  • Construction of off-road shared path on the southern side of Elisabeth Street between Castlereagh Street and Bathurst Street
  • Construction an off-road shared path on the western side of Speed Street from Bigge Street, then connects to Scott Street and Liverpool Station
  • Investigation and development of a new (revised) BikePlan for the LGA of Liverpool.

There are also projects for Campbelltown and Fairfield. See the full list on the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Great Cycle Challenge

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The 2015 Great Cycle Challenge starts on Thursday…

Sign up now and challenge yourself to ride next month – entry is FREE!

Great Cycle Challenge is Australia’s largest virtual cycling event that encourages all riders to get on their bikes and clock their kilometres throughout October.

All ages. All fitness levels. Any location. Just ride.

There are 7,735 riders already registered across Australia to be part of this year’s challenge – will you join them?

To learn more, view about the challenge, how it works or go to the website.

How does it work? Good question!
The idea of Great Cycle Challenge is that you set yourself a KM goal to pedal throughout October and record your rides over the month to reach your target. Your target could be to pedal 100km or 1,000km and you can ride to work, on weekends or clock your kilometres indoors on a spin bike.

You’ll get the FREE Great Cycle Challenge app to record your rides, but you can also use Strava, MayMyRide or your existing GPS device (Garmin etc). All apps will automatically sync with your personal online rider page to track your progress throughout the month.

It’s a great way to get some exercise, achieve your fitness goals and get on your bike!

We hope to see you riding this October in the 2015 Great Cycle Challenge.

Have a great day.
The Bicycle NSW Team

P.S. Register now for FREE and join the challenge today – it starts on Thursday!

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