The Best Kids Bike Tracks In Sydney

September 24, 2012

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I love a great idea for a post from a reader.  Hello Ramona!

Ramona emailed to ask if I could recommend any good bike tracks for young children.  Yes!

This list is more or less off the top of my head.

All of the places here are described in detail in Sydney For Under Fives, except Brightmore Reserve, so I have put the map of that in the post.  Where there’s a post on the playground or nearby attraction, I’ve put a clickable link.

Balmoral Beach

The cricket oval has a bike path all the way round it. Just back from the beach at the south end. For more info click here.

Bicentennial Park, Glebe

There is a terrific playground here and lots of cycling paths throughout the park.

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Bicentennial Park,  Sydney Olympic Park

A good kids cycle track goes around the park by the playground, plus heaps of cycle paths throughout the park. For more info click here.

Bicentennial Park,  West Pymble

Lots of bike tracks throughout the park, excellent playground there too.

Blenheim Park, Ryde

Lovely bike track by the playground. Check out my post here.

Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne

Brightmore Reserve has a terrific bike track, all laid out and marked like a road.

See council website at: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2932-brightmore-reserve.asp


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Buffalo Creek Reserve

Great bike track here as well as some interesting and fun play equipment, all in a beautiful bushy locale.  Read more info here.

Campbelltown Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre

A huge bike track, excellent spot!  Check out the council website page here.

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Centennial Park

There is a very bike bike track with play equipment on opposite side of the park from the cafe.

Hallstrom Park,  Willoughby

By the playground is a big oval bike track for kids. Read more info here.

Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands

There’s a cycle training track here, all painted with proper road markings, as well as the fabulous playground. Click here for more info.

Lagoon Park, Manly

The playground here is great and bike tracks lead along the dam and also there’s a bike path all the way down to Shelly Beach. Click here for more info.

Narrabeen Lake

Lots of paths for biking around the lake.

Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale

Bike track goes all around the playing fields, passing by the excellent playground, click here for more info.

Sydney Park Playground and CARES Bike Track, St Peters

Excellent CARES cycle training track in the park here.  Download a terrific map of all the bike paths in Sydney Park here.  All the info on the fantastic playground is here.

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St Ives bike track

St Ives Showground Playground and Bike Track

Bike track here has great shade and play equipment beside it.

 

Terrey Hills BMX Bike Track

A fantastic bike track for older kids. Check out the full post and photos here.

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The BMX Bike Track at Terrey Hills… ready, set… go!

Winnererremy Bay Playground, Mona Vale

The huge oval by the playground has a bike track around it.  For more info click here.

Willoughby Park, Willoughby

There’s a small bike track by the playground and then a large bike track all around the oval. Photos and info here.

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The bike track around the oval at Willoughby Park

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jane September 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Can’t believe you haven’t included Buffalo Creek Reserve.

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Seana September 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Neither can I… what an idiot!! I will add it in right now. Is it one of your faves Jane?? Thanks for the reminder, I’ve done a post on it and might even have a photo so will link to that.

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jane September 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

Buffalo Creek was one of the faves but the kids need something more now at ages 10 and 8 than riding around in a large circle. When they were little – 3 and 4 – St Ives showground was our favourite as it has the playground there as well (thats the problem with Brightmore – no playground). When they were 5 – 9 it was either Buffalo Creek or Winnererremy, the later being particularly good in winter because of the full sun. Lagoon park got a bit of a look in as did Willoughby park, although the later tends to have a lot of dogs and even if they are on a leach they did tend to freak out my kids a bit. At 10 and 8 though they tend to prefer the bike path that links Hallstrom Park and Artarmon Reserve. However this requires the parent to ride alongside, whereas the other parks you could sit and watch them (although Buffalo Creek did involve them being out of sight for a while).

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Paul Henry November 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

A kids bike track should really grow with the child as they get more eager to travel farther and faster. Its like being on a treadmill and you feel bored after just five minutes. Imagine if an adult feels that way then its easily not a problm for a child to feel the same way.

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Jean January 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Holroyd Gardens Merrylands is good for little ones.

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jane November 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Seana, I love this playground at Sydney Park, St Peters but feel strongly in warning parents to avoid sitting at the café.
Dogs are walked in the grasslands surrounding the playground and the animals are allowed to roam the seating area whilst their owners enjoy their coffees. Few are tied up to chairs. The one and only time I sat down to eat, I saw multiple dogs take a pee on the café tiles., against chair legs and eventually on my handbag which was resting by my chair. Dog walkers frequent this park daily and I feel it would be unsafe hygienically for families to stay and eat there.

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Seana Smith November 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm

We have been warned! No dogs welcome near my handbag. I’m surprised to hear that owners didn’t keep them tied when you were sitting there, most are responsible folks. Must say I really like this cafe and would never resist a cuppa there, but will keep eyes peeled for wandering mutts.
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