Gear Up Girl is a Bicycle NSW initiative, run with the support of the Heart Foundation, that provides opportunities for women to experience the pleasure of riding a bicycle.
Gear Up Girl was founded in 2008 as an organisation to run a mass-participation ride from Cronulla to Sydney Olympic Park. Now the ride starts in Sydney Olympic Park and finishes in Cronulla.
From these modest beginnings, Gear Up Girl has expanded into a network of organisations running rides, workshops and other events across several states catering to women who want to get geared-up to ride bicycles.
In 2016, the ride will attract 1000 + women who will enjoy either the 20km, 40km or 60km ride.
20km Beach Ride
In 2016, Bicycle NSW has developed the 20km beach ride. The aim of this 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. Therefore, in 2016 we have captured the most popular ride section from the 2015 feedback. The route now 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.
40km Classic Ride
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.
60km Classic Ride
The 60km Coast Rideis 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.
Register now gearupgirl.com.au