Gear up Girl Sydney is an opportunity for women to get out there and ride their bikes together! ** This event has been
Gear up Girl Sydney is an opportunity for women to get out there and ride their bikes together!
** This event has been cancelled by Bicycle NSW as it is no longer feasible to run this event on a large scale.
Gear up Girl is a women’s only ride that is held in Sydney. This event is an initiative of Bicycle NSW and raises funds for the Heart Foundation. This ride provides opportunities for women to experience the pleasure of riding a bicycle.
Gear up Girl Sydney starts at Sydney Olympic Park which is about 20 km west of Sydney CBD. There is a train station at the Olympic Park which means that you don’t need to worry about parking.
There are 4 rides on offer: the 20km Beach Ride, the 40km Classic Ride, the 60km Coast Ride and the 80km Challenge Ride.
The 20km Beach Ride is perfect for riders of all ages and skill levels. It begins in Tempe Reserve, then follows the cycleway out onto the beachfront at Kyeemagh to Sans Souci, before crossing the Taren Point Bridge to finish at Cronulla.
The 40km Classic Ride is also perfect for riders of all ages and skill levels. It begins in beautiful Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park, where you will be heading south along the Cooks River cycleway making your way south to finish at Cronulla.
The 60km Coast Ride is perfect for riders looking for a challenge. Starting at Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park, you’ll head south along the Cooks River cycleway, making your way south to the beaches of Cronulla. From here you’ll continue along dedicated cycle lanes to Kurnell before finishing at Cronulla.
The 80km Challenge Ride is for those riders who are wanting to push themselves. It follows the 60km Coast Ride, with a double loop at Kurnell.
Because of the heavy traffic in Sydney, cut off times are set which means that if you don’t make it on time you won’t be able to complete the ride under event conditions. You’ll need to maintain at least 15 km an hour to stay ahead of the cut-off times.
The Gear up Girl Sydney ride is for recreational cyclists and is about participation. It isn’t a race.
You’ll find other great rides, like Gear up Girl Sydney, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.