Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Sunday, May 2, 2021
The Gunyah Humpy, the oldest surviving European building in the Sutherland Shire, part of the Sutherland Estate built by Thomas Holt.
Two rides for May to coordinate with the Hazelhurst exhibition "Wuliwulawala: Dharawal Women Sharing Stories" (17 Apr 2021 - 14 Jun 2021), https://bit.ly/3aTpASD.
See Rides Page for details. RSVP essential on the Meetup page.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
A Walk in Sydney Park
Saturday 6 June 2020
We will meet at 10:45 am in the grassy area at the St Peter’s entrance of the Park for an 11:00 am start.
Guests, fellow walkers, will be offered maps of Sydney Park and choice of drawing implements to use as they walk in Sydney Park to note/draw/record/scribble their experiences and responses.
Walkers will be invited to spend an hour walking alone to explore what interests them and attracts their attention. There is no set route or tour as this is an exercise in individual, creative autonomy. Walkers are invited to end their walks at the start site and have a picnic and opportunity to share their walks and maps with one another.
The picnic can be a BYO or shared plate.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Bureau of Meteorology - Friday 9.30am - gonna be like this for days! Great news for firies and farmers and all urban types who keep a plant or two on the go. Droughts and Fires always end with floods and there goes the topsoil.
Rather than swim our way around the Great White Bird Trail test ride this Sunday how about a sleep in and we will see you on Sunday the 23rd Feb. The verges should be fresh and green, perfect for reconnecting with nature and your inner greenie.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time to get back in the saddle and start pumping the Sydney Green Ring again, or as we are going to brand it, the Emerald City Trail. I mean there are so many green this and green that, most of which are planning devices so we decided the Green Ring needed an iconic name to match its iconic potential.
To help launch the new name there will be three major events for 2020. The Great White Bird Trail, The Salt Pan Creek Trail, and The Emerald City Trail.
The Great White Bird Trail
Artist and keen active transport advocate Gilbert Grace is curating a series of rides for ARTcycle Inc in 2020 to mark the 250th year of British colonisation: the good, the bad, the indifferent.
The Great White Bird Trail uses the art of emigre Brit sculptor Michael Kitching and the colonial ambitions of emigre Brit capitalist Thomas Holt to tell the story of dispossession, advancement, and development of Southern Sydney and the Sutherland Shire.
The Great White Bird Trail is divided into two rides. Day 1, from Cronulla to Kurnell then Kogarah (40 km); and, Day 2, Kogarah to Campbell Cove, Sydney (30 Km).
This will be a test ride, in which riders will be able to gain insight into the creation of the ride and offer feedback and corrections. Photography encouraged.
The official ride will coincide with a solo exhibition by Grace in April 2020 in the Broadhurst Gallery at the Hazelhurst Art Centre, Gymea.
The Salt Pan Creek Trail
Test ride: 17 May, Official ride: 19 Jul 2020. See ARTcycle Inc Meetup for details and booking.
Amongst visitors to the camp were some feisty agitators for Aboriginal rights including artist Lin Onus' father Bill Onus. It is also the locality in which members of ARTcycle spent their childhoods.
This trail provides an opportunity to conflate personal, subjective narratives within a broader, objective, Australian dialogue of reconciliation.
The Emerald City Trail
Test ride: 23 Aug, Official rides: NSW Bike Week Sep 2020. See ARTcycle Inc Meetup for details and booking.
The rebranding of the Sydney Green Ring as the "Emerald City Trail" came about because of the confusion caused by the proliferation of "green" labels promoting active transport, blue+green corridors.
The Emerald City Trail will become an iconic trail to match Melbourne's "Capital City Trail". The Capital City Trail was a long time in the fomenting and took much advocacy to reach the level of acceptance it now enjoys. There is no rational reason (discounting expansionist plans of flight-shamed Sydney Airport) for the Sydney Green Ring / Emerald City Trail not to achieve the same level of public and private acceptance, recognition and government financial support.
To read more about the Trail go to the Sydney Green Ring website. Get in touch if you would like to help promote the Emerald City Trail. It's got 20 years of research and 50 years of practical cycling experience and hundreds of hours and kilometers of hands-on riding backing it.
And it seems the Tide Might Be Turning for the recognition of bicycles as a zero emission form of congestion and budget busting personal transportation.