Explore Ku-ring-gai or commute to work the cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly way - by bike. Choosing a bike over a car just once a day can reduce the average person's transportation-related emissions by 67%. Help us reduce pollution and create healthy, liveable communities

Ku-ring-gai cycle map

Discover the best way to get around Ku-ring-gai by bike using the map below.

Ku-ring-gai cycleways map(PDF, 5MB)

Ku-ring-gai cycleways information(PDF, 4MB)

Using the map

Route Colour Description
Marked cycling routes Blue line Routes marked with signposts and logos on the road.
Useful cycling routes Green line Mainly quiet streets, avoiding major hills and busy roads/intersections. Not official routes but have been suggested by other cyclists.
High traffic routes Red line For more confident and experienced riders on roads with high traffic and speed limits. Not official routes. Extra care and precaution required.
Steep hills/long climbs Red/purple arrows Hilly sections.
Cycle paths Blue dash Cycle paths that pass through parks in Ku-ring-gai and occasionally on signposted shared footpaths/cycleways.
Mountain bike trails Maroon dash These are typically fire trails. They can be very uneven and may be soft in wet weather. Not suitable for road bikes.

National Ride2School Day - Next event, March 2025

Discover the fun of active transport and kickstart healthy habits for the future!

All Ku-ring-gai primary schools participating in Ride2School Day will receive an assortment of fresh fruit for participants to enjoy, provided by Harris Farm. They will be delivered free of charge to your school during the morning. 

Electric bikes

If you want to ride further with less effort, leave your car at home, keep up with the group or get ahead of the traffic – an e-bike could be the answer. 

Electric transport Net Zero Ku-ring-gai (

Commuting by bike

Cycling to work, school or uni is a great way to exercise, cut down on transport costs and help the environment. Here are some steps to make your bike commute safe and easy:

  • Get your bike ready - make sure you have all the equipment needed, such as helmet, tool kit, bike lock, lights and water bottle.
  • Plan your route - study our map and ask other cyclists about their preferred routes.
  • Do a test run on the weekend before your first commute.
  • Get your workplace ready - find out if there's a suitable place to store your bike.
    Will you need to shower after your ride? Is it convenient to leave toiletries/shoes at your workplace to reduce your daily load?

Safe cycling tips

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Buy a bike that suits your size and purpose.
  • Give hand signals to turn well in advance.
  • Get noticed - wear bright clothing during the day and light-coloured clothes and shoes with reflective material at night.
  • Wear sunglasses or sports glasses to protect your eyes from dirt, dust and insects.
  • Sound your bell and slow down when approaching others on a shared cycleway.
  • If it starts to rain, stop and wait under shelter.

Bicycle Riders Handbook(PDF, 2MB)
Council's Bike Plan(PDF, 5MB)

Read more safe cycling tips

Bicycle road rules

Bicycles are considered as vehicles under Australian road rules, so cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers, such as stopping at red lights and stop signs.

Cyclists also have some extra rules to abide by:

  • Cyclists must wear an approved, correctly fitted and fastened bike helmet at all times.
  • All bicycles must be fitted with a bell, horn or other warning device.
  • You must not ride at night without a flashing white light on the front of your bike, and a red reflector and steady or flashing red light on the back.
  • Cyclists must use a shared path or marked bicycle lane where provided, unless it is impractical to do so.
  • Cyclists can use bus and transit lanes, but not Bus Only lanes.
  • You must walk, not ride, across pedestrian crossings unless bicycle lights are provided.
  • You can overtake another vehicle on the left except when that vehicle is signalling or turning left.

Read more on bicycle road rules

Bicycle parking

Council provides bicycle racks and rails at key locations and destinations throughout the Ku-ring-gai area and is planning for the installation of new bicycle parking facilities at selected locations including within Council's Activate projects and park & facility upgrades.  Other organisations, such as the SAN Hospital, provide publicly accessible bicycle parking for their visitors.

Secure bicycle lockers are available for hire at Gordon train station and can be hired from the Transport for NSW website.

If you have suggestions for additional bicycle parking locations, contact Council on 9424 0000.

Bikes and public transport

Bicycles are allowed on Sydney, Intercity and metro trains free of charge.

  • Do not block doorways, aisles and emergency exits.
  • Riding bicycles is not permitted at train stations or on trains.
  • Secure bicycle sheds and lockers are available at selected train stations, ferry wharves and bus interchanges.

Bicycles are not allowed on Sydney buses.

Bicycles are allowed on Sydney Ferries but the crew can refuse to allow a bike on board if there is a safety concern, or not enough room for the bike to be safely stowed on board.