Homebush and Parramatta river rides are my backyard, and coincidentally I think they have the best ride options of anywhere in Sydney for families and kids. There truly is something for everyone here.
There are multiple loops, scenic river cruises, BMX, the olympic precinct, birdwatching, world class playgrounds and much more. The cycle paths here join on to Western Sydney bike routes and the Cooks river making huge long route possible.
This page covers rides from Five dock on the river all the way out to Parramatta and back via the M4 route. It also covers all the many different loop variations possible within Homebush and the Sydney Olympic park precinct.
I am in the process of changing the navigation system so more rides will be appearing here shortly. I have tried not to harp on about the riding here too much as its my backyard and I dont want to sound like a stuck record. But looking at what I have here, I think I need to add a few more to describe the many different things available within the park.
So get on the bike and get some Homebush and Parramatta river rides under your belt!
Etiquette on Cycleways
Etiquette on Cycleways is just common sense really, but here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
- Have a bell on your bike and use your bell to alert walkers and other riders
- Stay on your side of the path and give way to oncoming riders.
- In high traffic areas moderate your speed.
- Give walkers and slower riders plenty of space when overtaking.
For parents, we all know that kids have limited situational awareness, so we have to be their eyes for them. Its important for their safety and that of others that they understand basic rules of riding.
I tend to put the slowest rider first and cruise behind them to help them alert and avoid walkers.
Learning these skills when riding on cycleways means you can be trusted to ride safely when you have to do a section of road.