The Best Kids Bike Tracks In Sydney

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.

 

 

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Thanks Nick Bloom for the photo

Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne

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

See council website page here.


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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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14 Comments

  • Reply September 24, 2012

    jane

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

    • Reply September 24, 2012

      Seana

      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.

  • Reply September 26, 2012

    jane

    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).

  • Reply November 20, 2012

    Paul Henry

    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.

  • Reply January 1, 2013

    Jean

    Holroyd Gardens Merrylands is good for little ones.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    jane

    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.

    • Reply November 25, 2013

      Seana Smith

      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.

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    Alice

    I remember going to Carr’s Park as a child. Not far from Tom Ugly’s Bridge.

  • Reply October 17, 2014

    luke

    kids should be wearing helmets

    • Reply October 17, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Hello Luke, I have to say that my kids never wear helmets when they are at bike tracks. I think it’s a British thing, we never wore helmets as kids. Of course when on the roads we do wear helmets as the dangers are very great and it’s a legal requirement. But on bike tracks and cycle pathways, we tend not to… we’re pretty slow cyclists.

  • Reply March 14, 2015

    Jarrod

    There’s a nice bike track in Camden, for those out this way.

    • Reply March 14, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Jarrod, can you let me know the name of the park and/or street it’s on and I’ll put it on my list. Many thanks for sharing.

      • Reply March 15, 2015

        Jarrod

        Thanks Seana,

        The Camden bike track is approx. 4.5km from end to end. It’s a sealed path all the way. At the northern end it starts from Camden Valley Way, between the Nepean River bridge and before the town begins. Rotary Cowpasture Reserve, where the softball ovals are. There is a car park here. 

        The track extends to Martine Ave. in Camden South

        Another good entry point is at the bottom of Chellaston St. which is about 1km south along the track. There are toilets here, parking, swings and a bbq. There is also a footbridge across the river that has a sealed path which leads up through the turf farm and to an enclosed dog park where they can run leash free.

        The track between Chellaston St. and the northern tip is flat and includes a small wetland with ducks. We saw a spoonbill last weekend! The track south of Chellaston St. has about 3 or 4 shallow hills which the littlies might find challenging but not impossible. Pedal, pedal, pedal. 

        The track travels along the Nepean river and various properties back onto the reserve and opportunities may arise to spot and pat horses and cows.

        There is a bigger playground at Belgenny Reserve. No toilets though unless the nearby soccer club is operating. 

        From this point south you ride under the Camden Bypass and it’s mostly parkland and picnic opportunities. 

        Back at the northern end there is an easy, unsealed track, which shoots off from the main path, and loops around behind the softball fields and back to the car park, for the adventurous off-road training wheelers. There aren’t any food facilities near the track but plenty of cafes in the town. Hope this helps! 

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