Ride through the Ku-ring-gai National Park with the Tour de PIF Tour de PIF Sydney is an annual charity bike ride through the Ku-ring-gai National
Ride through the Ku-ring-gai National Park with the Tour de PIF
Tour de PIF Sydney is an annual charity bike ride through the Ku-ring-gai National Park, just north of Sydney. The perfect opportunity to escape from the city and to enjoy some of Sydney’s most picturesque scenery, with roads meandering through virgin bushland capturing some spectacular water views along the way.
This cycling event is supported by members of the property and construction industry and raises funds for PIF House Program, which builds homes and provides vital care for at-risk and homeless young people.
This is a challenging ride with 3 different courses. You can participate as an individual or as a team.
The 23km Short Course is a challenging ride of 1.5-2.5 hours. You’ll be starting at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve heading west along Pittwater Road past Church Point then up McCarrs Creek Road. There’s a controlled right turn across McCarrs Creek Road onto West Head Road. Riders then continue up West Head Road to Elvina Walking Track trailhead checkpoint. The return leg is along the same route to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve.
The 56km Medium Course is a challenging ride for experienced riders of 3.5-4.5 hours. Starting at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve heading west along Pittwater Road past Church Point then up McCarrs Creek Road. There’s a controlled right turn across McCarrs Creek Road onto West Head Road. Up West Head Road to Resolute Picnic Ground checkpoint. Return along West Head Road to the junction with Liberator General San Martin Drive. Right turn to head down to Akuna Bay. Following San Martin Drive up to the junction with McCarrs Creek Road. Left turn onto McCarrs Creek Road and continue back to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve.
The 116km Long Course is a challenging course for experienced riders and will take approximately 5-6 hours. The ride starts at Palm Beach Ferry Wharf with riders boarding chartered ferries to Ettalong Ferry Wharf. Riders will then travel north through Woy Woy along Brisbane Waters Drive to West Gosford. The course then continues up to Somersby and along the Old Pacific Highway to Mt Colah. They will then ride through the park down to Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve and out through North Turramurra. In the final leg, riders head east along Mona Vale Road to Terry Hills and then down McCarrs Creek Road past Church Point – ending at Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve. Cyclists will be released in waves of approximately 10 cyclists (2-minute intervals) to avoid participants bunching upon any one section of road. Ferry transport will limit participants on this course to approximately 200 cyclists.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Tour de PIF Sydney, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.