RIDES


2013 Marrickville Open Studio Trail - Day 2

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2020 Rides Calendar
[last updated 27 January 2020]

ARTcycle rides to the Austroad Rules, https://bicyclensw.org.au/info/rider-essentials/rules/

You may participate in up to three rides organised by ARTcycle as a temporary member, we do expect you to become a member on your fourth ride, http://www.artcyclesydney.com/p/members-2.html

Become a member of Bicycle New South Wales, the peak advocacy body for commuter and recreational cycling in New South Wales. Add your voice to create a better NSW for people on bicycles and all road users, https://bicyclensw.org.au/membership/

"Test Rides" enable us to tweak the rides according to feedback from participants and input from stakeholders. We are always looking to provide the best informed, most interesting, and genuine rides, tours and events for members and guests.  ARTcycle Inc, putting the dialogue in dialogic and the fun in bicycle.


JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Test ride - Great White Bird Trail

Sunday 9 February 2020, postponed to 23 Feb 2020

Artist, 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.

Ride: share paths, on-road, off-road, mostly level, some hills, some walking of bikes, lunch break tbc.
Meet: 11am, Sunday 9 23 February, Cafe, Hazelhurst Art Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268228726/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: https://bit.ly/38Ih05H choose day according to layer.


ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.


Test ride - Great White Bird Trail

Sunday 16 February 2020

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.

Ride: share paths, on-road, off-road, mostly level, some hills, some walking of bikes, lunch break tbc.
Meet: 11am, Sunday 16 February, Pocket Park at entry to Kogarah Rail Station, Railway Pde, Kogarah.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268228726/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: https://bit.ly/38Ih05H choose day according to layer.

ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules



MARCH

APRIL

Great White Bird Trail - Day 1

Saturday 18 Sunday 19 April 2020

Artist, 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).The official ride will coincide with a solo exhibition by Grace in April 2020 in the Broadhurst Gallery at the Hazelhurst Art Centre, Gymea.


Ride: share paths, on-road, off-road, mostly level, some hills, some walking of bikes, lunch break tbc
Meet: 11am, Sunday 19 April, Cafe, Hazelhurst Art Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268229544/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: https://bit.ly/38Ih05H choose day according to layer.


ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.



Great White Bird Trail - Day 2

Sunday 19 26 April 2020

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).

The official ride will coincide with a solo exhibition by Grace in April 2020 in the Broadhurst Gallery at the Hazelhurst Art Centre, Gymea.

Ride: share paths, on-road, off-road, mostly level, some hills, some walking of bikes, lunch break tbc.
Meet: 11am, Sunday 26 April, Cafe, Hazelhurst Art Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268229593/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: https://bit.ly/38Ih05H choose day according to layer.


ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.


MAY

Test ride - Salt Pan Creek Trail

Sunday 17 May 2020

Salt Pan Creek Trail curated bicycle tour. At the turn of the  20th century in the suburb of Peakhurst, on the Salt Pan Creek, was the site of a permanent camp of First Australians. Amongst them some feisty agitators for Aboriginal rights. It is also the general locality in which many members of ARTcycle spent their childhoods. This is an opportunity to conflate these personal narratives within a broader Australian dialogue of reconciliation.

Ride: On road, share paths. Many hills, some traffic. One set of stairs.
Meet: 1 pm, Sunday 17 May south side of Narwee Station, near bicycle racks.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268463739/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: coming soon.

ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.


JUNE

A Walk In The Park

Saturday 6 June 

When: Meet 10.45 am, Saturday 6 June,

Where: Sydney Park, St Peters

What: Artful bipedal perambulation and derive coordinated by Molly Wagner.

Why: Mindful and wholly personal interpretation of the sensory experience that is park life.

Cost: Free to members and unwaged, $10 non-members (once only joining fee still only $1, attending two events in a year covers cost of annual dues $20, paid July to June.)

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.

With permission from the Walkers, I would like to record the sharing of the walking experiences and include the maps in a future exhibition. I will share this information at the picnic not beforehand as it may lead to self-consciousness about making the maps.

The picnic can be a BYO or shared plate or some other suitable alternative…

This is being held on the same day. ‘Climate Down Under, Ocean Festival’
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-down-under-ocean-festival-tickets-60696626243

And one day after the 46th Anniversary of World Environment Day, first held in 1974, 

"2020 is a critical year for nations’ commitments to preserving and restoring biodiversity, with China hosting the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming. Next year also provides an opportunity to ramp up to the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), intended to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity."



JULY

Salt Pan Creek Trail 

Sunday 19 July 2020

Salt Pan Creek Trail curated bicycle tour. At the turn of the  20th century in the suburb of Peakhurst, on the Salt Pan Creek, was the site of a permanent camp of First Australians. Amongst them some fiesty agitators for Aboriginal rights. It is also the general locality in which many members of ARTcycle spent their childhoods. This is an opportunity to conflate these personal narratives within a broader Australian dialogue of reconciliation.

Ride: On road, share paths. Many hills, some traffic. One set of stairs.
Meet: 1 pm, Sunday 17 May south side of Narwee Station, near bicycle racks.
Cost: Members free, non-members $10. RSVP required https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268231217/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: coming soon.

ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.


AUGUST

Test ride - Emerald City Trail

Sunday 23 August 2020

What could a meme about lime cordial coloured precious stones have to do with the Harbour City? Could it be that Hollywood churns through stars like a battery hen farm churns through one day old male chicks (https://bit.ly/38EThTU).

In this, one of the most famous films of all time, chrysotile asbestos was preferred to cotton wool to simulate the snow that fell as Dot and Friends awakened after a good lay down in a field of poppies (https://bit.ly/2GsHr3k).

Could it be that David Williamson penned a screenplay lampooning the mores of the film world. Some filmmakers complain it is not satire but a documentary (https://bit.ly/2RQ38PT).

Is the memetic link Our Nicole, of BMX Bandits fame (https://bit.ly/36q9efj)?

Only one other major city, Seattle, lays claim to the title of Emerald City, and even then it was the end point of a public competition (https://bit.ly/2TY63Zv).

But then Seattle has so much more to offer, by way of pop cultural allusion. Microsoft, Boeing, Kurt Cobain and Grunge Rock. We did give the world Jack Brabham, Clive James, Germaine Greer, The Saints and ACDC, some of who were born in Australia!

Pop-culture references aside, Australia is drowning in motor vehicles. The cure for congestion is not more roads (unless they are bicycle roads). The cure for congestion is fewer cars, better bicycle infrastructure and a complete overhaul of Australian econo-socio-cultural chauvinism. Competition, growth, consumption, and a lack of critical insight are killing our youth, our aged, and our mamils. Come join us celebrate the autonomy and freedom and purposefulness of the bicycle.

Ride: On road, off-road, share paths, level to undulating, few hills, some heavy traffic.
Meet: 11 am, Richardson Cres car park, Tempe Station.
Cost: Members free, Non-mmembers $10. RSVP essential https://www.meetup.com/ARTcycle-Sydney/events/268232022/
Bring: Dress to the weather, helmet required. Bike in good working order, spares and repairs, water bottle, cash, mobile phone.
Map: coming soon, to a cinema near you.

ARTcycle Inc encourages gracious cycling. We follow the Australian Road Rules.



SEPTEMBER

Emerald City Trail 

NSW Bike Week




OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER





  • ARTcycle rides are free unless otherwise stated, 
  • ARTcycle ride leaders are Bicycle NSW trained and accredited ride leaders. 
  • We follow the Austroad rules. 
  • An approved Australian Standards helmet is required. No helmet, no ride. No exceptions.  
  • Please ensure your bike is in good working order.
  • Bring - your mobile phone, a spare tube, a pump, tyre levers and any other tools you may require, a full water bottle, money for food and/or fares.
  • Maps are advisory - we ride to the conditions, the route may vary on the day.
  • BNSW sanctioned rides will be listed on PushOn.
  • ARTcycle rides, tours and events will appear in MeetUp.

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Important information for riders: BNSW Disclaimer 

For Ride Leaders: Sign On Sheet (pdf) 
Incident Report Form (pdf)
Pre-Ride Briefing (pdf)

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