Bike riding is booming in Sydney, and there's no better excuse to join in the fun than our third annual Sydney Rides Festival - from 13 to 27 October
The number of bike trips in the centre of Sydney has grown more than 110 per cent since 2010 and a recent Australian Bicycle Council report found some 31,600 City of Sydney residents get on a bike in a typical week.
Sydney Rides includes more than 25 events and includes something for everyone - from serious cyclists to people thinking they'd like to try out riding.
Sydney Park will be a bike haven on 13 October for Sydney Rides The Park. If you're thinking about getting a bike, but need some friendly advice, visit our Try2Wheels exhibition and find out what kind of bike suits you. Or if you have children, why not take them to the C.A.R.E.S facility so they can learn how to ride safely.
On top of keeping fit and feeling great, if you ride to work on Wednesday 16 October you can also enjoy a free coffee and breakfast as part of the National Ride2Work Day.
The City will host three pop-up events for bike riders at Union Square in Pyrmont, Taylor Square and Prince Alfred Park. If you're a regular rider - why not encourage a friend to join you and show them how good riding in Sydney can be?
If you want to stretch your legs this year's Spring Cycle, supported by Transport for NSW, offers three different rides. The 15km City Ride segment takes you over the Harbour Bridge, through the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Rocks before finishing at the Pirrama Park Family Fun Bike Day in Pyrmont.
Those who want to ride a little further can follow the 50km Classic route to Olympic Park, and for the really experienced there's a 100km race!
Most importantly Sydney Rides is about having a good time on two wheels, so don't forget to check out the Sydney Rides Films Festival, the Frock and Roll ride, and our Women's Only Cycling in the City course.
Whether you're one of the thousands of regular riders in Sydney, someone looking for a good reason to dust off an old bike, or you've never put foot to pedal before - Sydney Rides Festival has something to offer you.