18 of the Best Bike Tracks in Sydney
It's no surprise that kids love to ride. It’s fun and exciting; it gives them a sense of freedom and builds their confidence. Moreover, bike riding gets them outdoors into the fresh air and keeps them active, and once you’ve invested in the bikes or scooters and helmets, it’s free!
But knowing where to find the best bike tracks in Sydney to take your little learners or bigger riders to explore is key. We’ve put together some of Sydney’s best bike parks and bike tracks for kids or all ages to enjoy and learn - beep beep!
18 of the Best Bike Tracks in Sydney
The Best Bike Tracks in Sydney for the Under 5s
1. Children’s Learner's Cycleway at Centennial Parklands
In the southwest corner of Centennial Park, you’ll find the family-friendly Fearnley Grounds precinct.
As well as a playground, toilets, café and bike rental shop, there’s the Children’s Learners Cycleway; a dedicated bike track that loops around the playground and through the trees.
It’s completely flat and wide enough for two to three bikes side by side, making it safe for little ones on trikes, scooters and bikes. It’s also worth mentioning that for families with older kids, Centennial Parklands allows mountain bikers to ride the trail just inside the perimeter fence, which loops the entire park.
Location: Grand Drive, Centennial Park
2. Brightmore Reserve
Brightmore Reserve is a North Sydney gem for learner riders under 10 to practise new skills on the simulated public road system complete with roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, road signs and a play village with a petrol station, fire engine and a row of shops.
Set within the track is a fenced playground, which is flat and easily accessible, plus, there's plenty of shady picnic tables and lots of open green space for more informal play.
Toilets, sports fields, BBQs and a swing set are across the road in Primrose Park.
Location: Young Street, Cremorne
3. Ryde Park
The upgrades to the Ryde Park Bike/Scooter track include an amazing scooter track for children, complete with traffic signs, a roundabout and traffic lights - it's no wonder it's one of the best bike tracks in Sydney!
Location: Blaxland Road, Ryde
4. Sydney Park Cycling Centre
Sydney Park Cycling Centre is one of the top-rated bike tracks in Sydney among parents with young children eager to learn and gain confidence on wheels. Kids will love the tunnel and refuelling station.
Just over the brow of the hill, you’ll find a café, playground and beautiful wetlands. Sydney Cycleways offer FREE Balance Bike Clinics for three to eight-year-olds every Saturday from 9-11 am – bikes and helmets provided. No need to book.
Location: 410 Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria
5. Heffron Pedal Park
Heffron Pedal Park is a great spot in Sydney’s East for youngsters to practise their bike and scooter skills.
The fun miniature road network features road signs, road markings, traffic lights and roundabouts. There’s also road rules information to help kids learn essential riding safety rules. There is ample parking nearby, a children’s playground, public toilets, shade and seating areas.
Location: 30 Jersey Rd, Maroubra
6. Campbelltown’s Bicycle Education & Road Safety Centre
The Campbelltown Bicycle Education & Road Safety Centre comes highly recommended by ellaslist readers.
At the Centre, you’ll find a road circuit with signage and traffic lights, a junior track for toddlers, a shaded bicycle skills area, a bicycle repair station, a children’s playground, plus all the facilities you might need, including toilets with baby change table, sheltered picnic areas, free BBQs and a vending machine. Coffee is available on the other side of the park.
The Centre offers FREE open days every Sunday from 10 am-3 pm and during school holidays from Monday to Friday, 10 am-3 pm. It also offers Learn to Ride programs and private hire.
Location: King St, Campbelltown
7. Old School Park
Another ellaslist reader recommendation, Old School Park in Gymea Bay is a little track surrounding a partly gated playground (fenced off from the road) and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers practising their balance and steering skills.
Location: 250 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea Bay
8. Livvi’s Place Elara
Livvi's Place Elara is one of the most popular bike tracks in Sydney and it's not hard to see why!
It's super cute and a great spot for little ones on wheels. They have a purpose-built scooter & bike track with road signs, markings, mini-roundabouts, and a waving ramp – all within the fenced playground. There is also a cool pretend petrol station and some bike racks.
Location: Marsden Park
9. Werrington Lakes, Penrith
Werrington Lakes is a sprawling reserve and home to a lake, cycle tracks, walking paths and BBQ facilities.
The covered playground has it all, including a fort, swings, a fireman’s pole and obstacles to test out your kids' balance and coordination.
Kids will enjoy cooling off in the playground’s new splash pad water feature too!
Location: Burton St, Werrington
The Best Bike Tracks in Sydney for Older Kids
10. Sydney Olympic Park
With over 35 kilometres of cycleways and three circuits ranging from five to 11 kilometres (suited to kids from five years), Sydney Olympic Park is a haven for families looking for safe bike tracks in Sydney to enjoy as a family.
Go on a two-wheeled adventure discovering lookouts, bird hides, mangrove boardwalks, shipwrecks and outdoor art along the way.
Bikes are available for hire (including children’s bikes and bikes with child carriers) from Bicentennial Park (open seven days) and Blaxland Riverside Park/Newington Armory (weekends only).
Don’t miss the amazing playground at Blaxland Riverside Park on your way around. There’s a café, toilets and plenty of space for picnics.
11. Bay Run
The Bay Run follows the natural course of Iron Cove. It’s flat, well-maintained and has lanes designated for walkers and cyclists. It’s an enclosed loop, which means you can start and finish in the same place – popular starting points are King George Park, Leichhardt Park or Callan Park.
Never more than 20 metres from the water, you'll find the harbour views stunning, with points of interest along the way, including information about aboriginal tribes that used the area, convict history and local flora and fauna.
The bike trail passes at least 10 parks, so your choice of playgrounds, coffee and toilet stops is endless!
12. Glebe Foreshore Parks
The Glebe Foreshore is a bit of a local icon. It runs from Bicentennial Park in Annandale (or you can start further back with a coffee at the Tramsheds) and wraps right around the bay until you hit the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont. It's just under three kilometres, and bikes, dogs, walkers and picnic-goers all share the space - so be kind!
Location: Chapman Rd, Annandale
13. Winnererremy Bay
Also known as Flying Fox Playground, Winnererremy Bay Playground is rated as one of the best playgrounds on the Northern Beaches, but it’s not the only attraction that brings families flocking here.
Its oval bike track is great for young learners and older siblings to gain confidence. As well as the playground and bike path, you’ll find a family-friendly café, picnic shelters and BBQs.
Location: Mona St, Mona Vale
14. Lane Cove National Park
The picturesque fire trail winds its way through the eucalyptus forests of Lane Cove National Park. There are many scenic spots along the way where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. It’s around three kilometres in length and graded medium difficulty with some steep hill climbs, so only suitable for older kids who are confident in mountain biking.
Alternatively, Blackman Park in Lane Cove West has lovely paved paths. $8 park entry fee per car.
Location: Max, Allen Road, Lindfield
15. Woolooware Bay Cycleway
Woolooware Bay Cycleway is an easy shared pedestrian/cyclist track (just under two kilometres) along the mangrove-lined foreshore of Woolooware Bay between Mangrove Lane and Solander Playing Fields (Captain Cook Drive). It attracts walkers, beginner and young riders, and more experienced cyclists.
Location: 7/1 Atkinson Rd, Taren Point
16. The Great River Track
The Great River Walk is a picturesque eight-kilometre track that runs beside the Nepean River. It’s a shared pedestrian/bike paved trail with plenty of resting and picnic spots along the way. You’ll also find a number of playgrounds to stop off at.
Location: Bruce Neale Dr, Penrith
17. Narrabeen Lagoon Trail
Add the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail to your list of the best bike tracks in Sydney if you're out and about on the Northern Beaches. The Narrabeen Lagoon trail is an easy, flat nine-kilometre circuit track around Narrabeen Lakes.
It’s perfect for kids six to 12 year-olds and will take around an hour. As well as fabulous views, you start and finish at the same point. Tie a bike ride in with a swim at Narrabeen Beach, lunch at one of the cafes or kayaking on the lake. There's also a great playground at Bilarong Reserve - all in all, it’s a great day out!
Location: 55 Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen
18. Wylde BMX and Mountain Bike Facility
Welcome to Australia's Largest BMX & Mountain Biking trail!
The Wylde BMX and Mountain Bike Facility recently opened at Western Sydney Parklands and is already a huge hit with kids keen to get their mountain biking on. Fun fact: Wylde BMX is the biggest bike track in the Southern Hemisphere!
While the new track is geared more toward mountain biking, the addition of a Kids Loop, three to six-km trails, the Jump Run and Pump Tracks means that it does cater to kids of all ages - just watch out for the older kids practising their jumps!
Location: Range Rd, Cecil Park
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Jun 12 2016
Mini track for mini me's learning to bike ride. Surrounds good play equipment suitable for kids up to 8 years. Entire playground fenced off from road but keep an eye kiddies don't disappear into the bush at the bottom of the park. Best for pre schoolers but take the whole family for a picnic. Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea Bay.