Ride options

The 2017 Heart Foundation GEAR UP GIRL offers a ride for every woman. Members of Bicycle NSW receive a great discount. Click here to become a Bicycle NSW member. Belonging has its benefits! Have a question? Try our Frequently Asked Questions.

The aim of the 20km Beach ride is to encourage novice riders to dust off their bike and take to the cycleways and/or mums and kids to have a fantastic day out discover the joys of riding. We aim to promote bike riding as a healthy, safe, enjoyable leisure and transport choice and we want all our participants to regularly use the cycling infrastructure that we show them. The route leads riders along a the flat idyllic separated cycle path, an easy ride suitable for all ages and skill levels. The 20km Beach Ride begins at Cahill Park, Wolli Creek and follows the cycleway out onto the beach front at Kyeemagh. Riders will experience a beautiful beach ride along a shared pedestrian/cycleway path all the way to Sans Souci. From there riders will go over the Taren Point Bridge and traversing over to a festival finish at Cronulla.

Ride Facts

  • Distance: 20km
  • Typical Rider Speeds: 5-25km per hour
  • Start Time: Riders are released in waves between 8:00am and 9:30am
  • Start Location: Cahill Park (West), Wolli Creek
  • Finish Location: Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla
  • Age Limit: 8yrs and older, under 16 children MUST ride with paying adult.

Cut-off times

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions.

  • 9:30am – Cahill Park, Wolli Creek (Start Site)
  • Noon – Peter Depena Reserve, Sandringham – Rest Stop
  • 2:00pm – Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street, Cronulla – Finish Site

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew, Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

 Map

Rest Stops

There is one Rest Stop at Peter Depena Reserve with water, first aid and toilets.

 

Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Closed
Start Site Cahill Park, Wolli Creek 0km 20km 7:30am 10:30am
Rest Stop Peter Depena Reserve 11km 9km 7:45am 12:00pm
Finish Site Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla 20km 0km 8:30am 2:00pm
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Getting to the Start & Getting Home

Getting to the Start

START – Cahill Park, Wolli Creek.

Meeting Point

Cahill Park, Wolli Creek.

Getting There by Bicycle

If you are up for a bit of a warm up before your Gear up Girl ride why not cycle to the start? To find a safe route to the start check out the mapping resources provided by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/.

Getting There by Public Transport

Wolli Creek Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way to the start. The easiest way to get from the train station to the start site can be found on this map.

Getting there by Car

Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the start, there is on street parking on Arncliffe Street near wolli Creek Station.

FINISH – Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla

Meeting Point
Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street Cronulla.

Getting Home by Bicycle
If you still have the energy to ride home, we advise that you choose a route that avoids riding against the other 1,000 riders still in the Gear up Girl ride. To find a safe route home check out the mapping resources provide by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/

Getting Home by Public Transport
Cronulla Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way home. The easiest way to ride from the finish site to Cronulla train station can be found here.

Getting Home by Car
Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the finish, click here for information about parking in the Cronulla area.

This is a comfortable, leisurely ride ideal for all ages and abilities, the novice and experienced rider. Your adventure starts in beautiful Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park and heads south along the Cooks River cycleway. Showcasing some of the best of Sydney’s cycling infrastructure, the route makes its way south to the beautiful beaches and a festival finish at Cronulla.

Ride Facts

  • Distance: 40km
  • Typical Rider Speeds: 10-25km per hour
  • Start Time: 7:30am – 8:00am
  • Start Location: Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Finish Location: Cronulla
  • Age Limit: 10yrs and older, under 16 children MUST ride with paying adult.

Cut-off times:

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions.

  • 8:00am – Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park (Victoria Ave entrance) (Start Site)
  • 9:00am – Ford Park, South Strathfield – Rest Stop.
  • 10.15am – Cahill Park, Wolli Creek – Rest Stop.
  • 11:15am – Peter Depena Reserve, Sandringham – Rest Stop.
  • 12:15pm – Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street, Cronulla – Finish Site.

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew, Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

Map

Rest Stops

There is are three rest stops along the 40km Classic route. All stops have water, First Aid and toilets. They are situated approximately every 10 to 15 km.

Stop? Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Closed
Start Site Bicentennial Park
Sydney Olympic Park (Victoria Ave entrance)
0km 40km 6:00am 8:00am
Water Stop Ford Park
Strathfield
8.5km 31.5km 7:00am 9:15am
Rest Stop Cahill Park
Wolli Creek
19km 21km 7:30am 10:30am
Water Stop Peter Depena Reserve
Sandringham
31km 9km 7:45am 12:00pm
Finish Site Don Lucas Reserve
Cronulla
40km 0km 8:30am 2:00pm
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Getting to the Start & Getting Home
START – Sydney Olympic Park

Meeting Point
Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park (Concord West Entrance).

Getting There by Bicycle
If you are up for a bit of a warm up before you ride Gear up Girl why not ride to the start? To find a safe route to the start check out the mapping resources provided by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/

Getting There by Public Transport
Concord West Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way to the start. The easiest way to get from the train station to the start site can be found on this map.
Alternatively, when arriving from Sydney Olympic Park station you can ride to the start site this way.

Getting there by Car
Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the start, click here for information about parking in the Sydney Olympic Park area.

FINISH – Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla

Meeting Point
Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street Cronulla.

Getting Home by Bicycle
If you still have the energy to ride home, we advise that you choose a route that avoids riding against the other 1,000 riders still in the Gear up Girl ride. To find a safe route home check out the mapping resources provide by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/.  If you decide to ride home, please remove your Gear Up Girl ride number before leaving the finish site at Don Lucas Reserve.

Getting Home by Public Transport
Cronulla Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way home. The easiest way to ride from the finish site to Cronulla train station can be found here.

Getting Home by Car
Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the finish, click here for information about parking in the Cronulla area.

The 60km Coast Ride is for those looking for a challenge. This route starts in beautiful Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park and heads south along the Cooks River cycleway. Showcasing some of the best of Sydney’s cycling infrastructure, the route makes its way south to the iconic beaches of Cronulla. Your adventure continues out from Cronulla along dedicated cycle lanes to picturesque Kurnell. Enjoy a bit of Australian history, some breathtaking coastline of Sydney’s south and a festival finish at Cronulla.

Ride Facts:

  • Distance: 60km
  • Typical Rider Speeds: 10-25km per hour
  • Start Time: 7:00am – 7:30am
  • Start Location: Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Finish Location: Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla
  • Age Limit: 12yrs and older, under 16 children MUST ride with paying adult.

Cut-off times:

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions.

  • 7:20am – Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park (Victoria Ave entrance) – Start Site
  • 8:30am – Ford Park, South Strathfield – Rest Stop
  • 9.45am – Cahill Park, Wolli Creek – Rest Stop
  • 10:45am – Peter Depena Reserve, Sandringham – Rest Stop
  • 11.45am – Captain Cook Drive and Trinity Street, Kurnell
  • 12:45pm – Bonna Point Reserve, Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell
  • 1:45pm – Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street, Cronulla – Finish Site

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew, Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

Map

Rest Stops

There are four rest stops along the route. All Stops have water, First Aid and toilets. They are situated approximately every 10 to 15 km.

Stop? Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Closed
Start Site Bicentennial Park
Sydney Olympic Park
(Victoria Ave entrance)
0km 60km 6:00am 8:00am
Water Stop Ford Park
Strathfield
8km 52km 7:00am 9:15am
Rest Stop Cahill Park
Wolli Creek
19km 41km 7:30am 10:30am
Water Stop Peter Depena Reserve
Sandringham
31km 29km 7:45am 12:00pm
Water Stop Bonna Point Reserve
Kurnell
50km 10km 8:45am 12:45pm
Finish Site Don Lucas Reserve
Cronulla
60km 0km 8:30am 2:00pm
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Getting to the Start & Getting Home

START – Sydney Olympic Park

Meeting Point
Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park (Concord West Entrance).

Getting There by Bicycle
If you are up for a bit of a warm up before you ride Gear up Girl why not ride to the start? To find a safe route to the start check out the mapping resources provided by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/

Getting There by Public Transport
Concord West Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way to the start. The easiest way to get from the train station to the start site can be found on this map.

Alternatively, when arriving from Sydney Olympic Park station you can ride to the start site this way.

Getting there by Car
Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the start, click here for information about parking in the Sydney Olympic Park area.

FINISH – Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla

Meeting Point
Don Lucas Reserve, Sanderson Street Cronulla.

Getting Home by Bicycle
If you still have the energy to ride home, we advise that you choose a route that avoids riding against the other 1,000 riders still in the Gear up Girl ride. To find a safe route home check out the mapping resources provide by Transport for NSW at http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/. If you decide to ride home, please remove your Gear Up Girl ride number before leaving the finish site at Don Lucas Reserve.

Getting Home by Public Transport
Cronulla Train Station is the closest train station. Head to http://www.sydneytrains.info/ to view the latest train time table and find the best way home. The easiest way to ride from the finish site to Cronulla train station can be found here.

Getting Home by Car
Parking is limited and we recommend you leave the car at home. However if you do plan to drive and leave the car at the finish, click here for information about parking in the Cronulla area.