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Gear Up Girl 2019

Gear up Girl

Bicentennial Park, Olympic Park to Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla

80km Challenge ride start
06:50
60km Coast ride start
07:00
40km Classic ride start
07:30
20km Beach ride start
08:00
All events finish
13:00

Event & ticketing information

Up to 1,500 cyclists will take part in one of four courses in the Gear Up Girl 2019 cycle event. Participants are encouraged to catch public transport to and from each ride with all start and finish sites within short riding distance of train stations.

For the 40km Classic Ride, 60km Coast Ride and 80km Challenge Ride, the start line in Bicentennial Park is less than a kilometre ride from Olympic Park station. For the 20km Beach Ride, the new start site at Tempe Reserve is a 1.4km ride from Wolli Creek station. All rides finish at Don Lucas Reserve in Cronulla by 1pm which is a 2.1km ride along the beachfront to Cronulla station.

Ticketing entitlements

Travel on public transport is included for participants and volunteers, just show your rider bib or volunteer free travel pass to transport staff when boarding services.

Participants or volunteers with bikes can travel on the following public transport services:

  • Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations).
  • Ferry services (note: the crew may refuse to allow bicycles on board if there is a safety concern or not enough room for it to be safely stowed on board).

Participants or volunteers without bikes can travel on the following public transport services:

  • Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Bus services
  • Sydney Ferry services
  • Light rail services (volunteers without bikes only)

Remember to keep your rider bib and travel pass safe for your return journey home, as these are also your ticket to travel on public transport. Your entitlement is valid on public transport services until 04:00 the next day.

Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event match does not include the access fee, so if you're travelling from these stations you'll need to pay the train station access fee.

Getting there

The closest station to the start sites for the 40km, 60km and 80km rides at Bicentennial Park is Olympic Park which is a short 1.5km ride away.

Express services will run between Hornsby and Olympic Park every 15 minutes throughout the day from 5.30am, stopping at Redfern, Burwood, Strathfield and Olympic Park.

The closest station to the 20km Beach Ride new start site at Tempe Reserve is Wolli Creek station on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, where the start site is a 1.4km ride away. Trains run to and from Wolli Creek approximately every 15 minutes on weekends.

Please note: participants travelling with their bikes from the Northern suburbs or Upper North Shore are advised to allow extra travel time as trackwork is scheduled during the event with buses replacing trains on the T1 Northern Line between Hornsby and Strathfield and the T1 North Shore Line between Hornsby and Berowra, as well as on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Hunter Line. Participants are reminded that bikes are not permitted on-board buses due to capacity and safety restrictions. Trains continue to run via the North Shore Line to and from Hornsby.

For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Getting home

All rides finish at Don Lucas Reserve in Cronulla by 1pm. The closest station is Cronulla which is a 2.1km ride along the beachfront.

Trains will run every 15 minutes from Cronulla station back towards Central.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 9 March and 02:00 Monday 11 March and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby.
  • T1 Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield.
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: Trains do not run between Lidcombe and Olympic Park. Trains run between the City, Strathfield and Olympic Park. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Central.
  • Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog and Newcastle Interchange.

Rail replacement buses will run between stations on trackwork affected lines however bikes are not permitted on-board buses due to capacity and safety restrictions

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network and may affect how you travel to and from events. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

To note: As of Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit transportnsw.info.

Please be advised that bikes are not permitted on-board buses due to capacity and safety restrictions. Learn more about travelling on public transport with bikes at transportnsw.info.

If you're travelling without a bike, the following bus services stop near the start line at Bicentennial Park including:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

Ferry crews can refuse to allow a bicycle on board if there is a safety concern or not enough room for it to be safely stowed on board so have an alternate transport option in mind.

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Use the Trip Planner and consider the alternative public transport options available.

Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See Parramatta Ferry low tide for the full calendar of ferry replacement services.

Note: From Wednesday 3 October, Rydalmere Wharf will be closed for around 5 months for upgrade works. A temporary bus service, Route 535, will run between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf via Rydalmere Wharf to connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. For more information, visit transportnsw.info.

You can take bikes on Light rail services but staff may restrict the number of bicycles or refuse access when carriages are crowded.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information.

Majority of the course is off-road using shared paths and cycleways. Riders will only share roads with general traffic along sections of the course through Sandringham and from Caringbah/Woolooware to Kurnell.

The speed limit will be reduced to 60km/h from 6am to 2pm along the eastbound lanes of Captain Cook Dr from Gannons Rd, Caringbah to Torres St, Kurnell and along the westbound lanes from Torres St to Trinity St, Kurnell.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and remember when overtaking cyclists to leave a 1.5m distance on roads with speed limits over 60km/h and a 1m distance on roads 60km/h or under. 

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).

A designated pick up zone will be located near the finish site at Don Lucas Reserve in the carpark off Mitchell Rd in Cronulla.

There is also street-parking available. We strongly encourage patrons to plan ahead and organise use of the pick-up zone.