Bike Leichhardt has done many rides and tours (multi-day rides) over the years. If you would like to explore some of the routes yourself, this page will help. Tours are at the end.
Many rides were on Bikely. Bikely is no longer functioning so we are putting them on Ridewithgps or Googlemaps. Work in progress!
Here is a list of some LBUG and BL rides over the years, with a map showing them all on one map at the end (scroll down).
Some of our regular rides are listed below to make it easier. Easier rides first, harder rides and tours last.
You can map your own favourite rides on RwGPS (or any other mapping site) and share them here (add the link to the comments section).
Hint: you can copy the gpx file of the route and reload it on your favourite mapping site.
Bike Leichhardt Rides
Grades– E is easy, M is Moderate, MH is some hard bits, H is Hard. Rough guide only- it will depend on distance, your fitness, weather. Pace– Easy rides about 15 km/h average cruising pace and we wait at a number of points for everyone to catch up. Moderate rides is about 15-22 km/h and we wait up. MH/H pace is about 20-25 km/h or faster dep on group and terrain; we wait up but not so often, and expect more self-reliance with regard to punctures and keeping up. We may specify experienced riders only on some of the rides. Every one should carry a spare tube and patches and water plus energy bars or nibbles, sunscreen. Get the ride leader‘s mobile no in case of losing contact. Check the weather and carry a rain jacket or extra warm layer if indicated, particularly on longer rides.
E1 A few hills, and some walking. A slow ride taking in the views, old houses and historic sites.Tour de Balmain (2014 version)
E2 Round the Bays– mostly flat, a few little hills. Bike paths and quiet streets. IronCove, Five Dock Bay, Hen and Chicken Bay, Canada Bay and Abbotsford House.
E3 Pyrmont and Eveleigh Market EasyRide– Inner City ride, gentle hills, bike paths and a little traffic
E4 Leichhardt-to-Central-Station– minor hills and some traffic
E7 Cooks-River-via-Croydon to Adora Chocolates, return via Dulwich Hill.
E8 Cooks-River-to Olympic Park via Rookwood and The Armory at Newington.
E9 Leichhardt-to-Strathfield via Ashfield and Croydon.
E10 Leichhardt-to-Rhodes-LBUG-easy-ride-3 via Fivedock and Cabarita.
E11 Leichhardt to Bicentennial Park Homebush Bay direct way, via Concord, North Strathfield and Concord West.
E12 Inner City Circuit via Newtown, Sydney Park, Redfern and Barangaroo
E13 Leichhardt to Brighton Via The Greenway, Cooks River, SydneyAirport and Kyeemagh. Return via a similar route or through Marrickville as in the Kurnell ride.
EM1 Leichhardt-to-Parramatta out via Concord, Olympic Park and the M4 cycleway, back via the Parramatta River pathways, or the reverse.
EM2 Ian Mellor’s Cammeraygal ride on the lower north shore.
EM3 Windsor-to-Ebenezer-Historic-Church-tea and home-made scones at the old church by the river.
EM4 Mike’s North Head Explorer Optional extra on the ride to Manly.
EM5 Lidcombe to Guilford Start at Lidcombe. Takes in Bass Hill Velodrome, Mirrambeena Riverside Path, Canley Vale, Orphans Ck, Prospect Dam and Prospect Canal.
EM6 Leichhardt to Auburn Gardens via Parramatta, Loop Ride.
M1 Leichhardt-to-Watsons-Bay-via-Bondi bikely
M2 Leichhardt-to-La-Perouse via Randwick and Maroubra, back via East Gardens.
M3 Leichhardt-to-Kurnell Classic bike ride with lots of cycleways and few hills. Extension to Cape Solander for whale watching.Good training route.
M4 Leichhardt-to-Como via Botany Bay, return via Oatley.
M5 Leichhardt to Oatley Park via Cooks River, M5 cycleway, Riverwood
M6 Leichhardt-to-Balmoral a few hills, but great for a swim in summer. bikely
M7 Leichhardt-to-Manly-2- bikely
M8 Leichhardt to Manly 1 another way, with a return route. Hilly, but fairly short ride, and you can take the ferry back. bikely
M9.1 Leichhardt to Prospect Dam. Direct route via Olympic Park and Merrylands.
M9.3 Leichhardt to East Hills Loop Out via M5 cycleway and Revesby, back via Georges River, Bass Hill and Rookwood. (Richard’s ride)
M10 Picton to Bargo Train to Picton
M11 Leichhardt to Windsor 55 km Along cycleways mostly.
M11.1 River loop from Windsor-can be added to M11 if keen, or MH3.
M12 North half of M7 from Granville to Prospect Dam. Shows how to get to the M7 from Westmead along Old Windsor Rd. Return via Prospect Canal Cycleway.
M14 Thirroul to Kiama Mostly flat until a few short sharp hills near Kiama. Train back. Can end at Minamurra.
M15 11 Bridges Ride/Walk a loop around the Harbour going over all the major bridges, and some minor ones. Follow footpath route rather than bush walk route. Ridewithgps version showing actual cycle route we did. A MH ride, due to the hills.
M16 Lane Cove National Park Leichhardt to Lane Cove River park. Out by Harbour Bridge and Epping Rd, return via Ryde and Concord Bridge.
MH3 Mulga Bill- Windsor-to-Kurrajong several moderate hills but not too long. A good descent down from Kurrajong.
MH5 Windsor-to-Kurrajong via Grose Vale– one long hill up to Kurrajong.
MH6 Pymble to Manly via Akuna Bay-several testing hills and descents.
MH8 Wyong-to-Windsor via Wisemans Ferry (WWW ride) – 2 day ride. Bumble Hill is a 3 km climb at about 10%.
MH9 Penrith to Springwood via Lapstone – Springwood to Katoomba is the reverse of the Katoomba-Penrith route.
MH10 Katoomba-to-penrith-via-lennox-bridge– the downhill route. Differs a little to the uphill route
MH11 Leura to Leichhardt-all the way back to Leichhardt.
ACE250 Alpine Classic 250. Up the Victorian Alps.
Ride Across America. Supported tour from west to east across USA, 5800km!! Yep, some BLers have done it.
C2 Lakes-and-Beaches Annual ride. Tuggerah to Newcastle. 2 days. Overnight in Swansea. Fernleigh track.
C5 Wyong-to-Windsor via Wisemans Ferry – Annual WWW ride.
C7 Albury-to-Goulburn via Jingelic, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Gundagai, Cootamundra, Boorowa, Crookwell.
C14 Muswellbrook to Lithgow via Bylong, Rylstone and Sofala.
C15 Flinders Ranges Peterborough to Rawnsley Park and return via Port Augusta and Melrose.
C16 East Coast Tasmania 2014 Launceston to Hobart vis St Helends and Bicheno.
C17 New Zealand 2005, 2015, 2017. In 2005 we rode from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown, over the Crown Range to Wanaka, Haast Pass to the West Coast and north to Franz Joseph Glacier (Mt Cook) and Greymouth. In 2015 we went to the North Island from Rotarua to Wellington. In 2017 we went to the Marlborough region, Picton to Nelson via St Arnaud.
C18 NE Victoria Rail Trail.
Google Map of bicycle parking spots around Leichhardt LGA and City of Sydney.
Other bike maps
Wollongong area Council Maps
Shellharbour area south of Wollongong.