Sydney Rides Festival 2015


The 2015 Sydney Rides Festival is promising to be the biggest yet, jam-packed with bicycle adventures and events for every kind of rider.

Mountain boarding, parkour, a super cross track and BMX stunts will turn Sydney Park into an adventure playground to launch Sydney’s biggest bike festival on Saturday 10 October.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out, get active and explore one of Sydney’s best parks,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“This year’s Sydney Rides Festival will be our biggest ever, and you don’t need a bike to be involved – with everything from film nights to night-time discovery rides, there’s something for everyone.”

The all-day Sydney Rides the Park event kicks off just after dawn with free yoga for bike riders. There will also be a super cross track and mountain boarding with kids of all ages running, vaulting and climbing Sydney Park’s green hills.

Balance bike workshops will give confidence for those learning to ride, while those needing more inspiration can enjoy jaw-dropping BMX stunts from the big air school team.

Kids can also explore an edible garden, take part in a planta-pot workshop and learn about native animals at the Taronga zoo-mobile.

Light the City

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Running from 10-31 October the Sydney Rides Festival has something for everyone. Do you enjoy group rides? Take a guided night-time discovery ride to explore the city’s nooks and crannies, join a Saturday slow style or women-only peloton, meet up for a lunchtime Suit Ride on Ride2Work Day.

Want to learn more about riding? Find out why the Danes just keep on riding at Copenhagenise Sydney and get the latest fashion tips for looking great on a bike at How to Bicycle with Style at which there will also be some prizes from Treadlie magazine!

Feel like riding in a big event? Ride between action stations at Sydney Rides the Park, pedal across the harbour bridge in Sydney’s largest recreational ride, Spring Cycle, or celebrate lights, disco and night-riding at the closing event, Light the City.

Check out the full program and start planning!

Sydney Rides the Park BMX display