Whether you're a local bike rider or a visitor, there are lots of interesting places to visit and roads to ride. Below we have listed some of the favourite Roadrunner rides that we regularly travel to.
From the city head over the Harbour Bridge and up the Pacific Highway to join the Newcastle Freeway at Wahroonga. Take the Berowra exit and rejoin the Pacific Highway north. Travel through Cowan and down across the Hawkesbury River, the roads here are a motorcyclist’s delight. We suggest you stop at the Bikers Cafe at Mount White, great talent spotting on a Sunday. Rejoin the highway north and head towards Gosford. At the roundabout turn left for Somersby then onto Central Mangrove, here you have the option of heading on to Wisemans Ferry for more great roads or turn left to Peats Ridge which will take you back to Mount White the way you came.
Head south on the Princes Highway, at Loftus veer left into The Royal National Park, at the toll gates tell them you are 'riding through' and you will not need to pay the toll. Follow the road straight through the park heading for Wollongong. Shortly after the 'exit' toll gate you arrive on the coast at Stanwell Tops, another popular motorcycle stop over, great views, talent and sometimes hang gliders. Veer left and hug the coast road for Wollongong. A great place to stop for coffee or a feed is Fireworks Cafe at Austinmer, first right after, 'the shops opposite the beach'. Follow the road up to the railway station and they are on the left and are open Thursday to Sunday. Head back down to the coast road and turn right for Wollongong, a little further on at a "T" intersection turn right up Bulli Pass. At the top you have the option of returning back to Sydney along the Freeway or Princes Highway (recommended).
A longer ride better suited to the warmer months is over the Blue Mountains to Oberon. From the city head over the Harbour Bridge through Lane Cove and onto the M2 Expressway. At the end turn right onto Old Windsor Road to Baulkham Hills. Continue all the way along to Windsor Road and turn left. Follow all the way through Windsor heading for Richmond past the air force base. Continue along Kurrajong Road which will start to rise up over the Blue Mountains becoming Bells Line of Road. Follow this all the way to Lithgow where it joins the Great Western Highway; turn left at the lights. Four kilometres along turn right to Tarana and Lake Lyell, follow the bitumen road all the way to Oberon. This small town would be the closest ''country' town to Sydney. Time permitting, visit nearby Jenolan Caves or head back to Sydney via Hampton, rejoining the Great Western Highway. If it's Sunday don't go back via Katoomba as traffic is usually heavy in the afternoon - go back Bells Line of Road the way you came via Mt. Victoria. If you must, the Three Sisters are best viewed late in the afternoon just before sunset.
Head all the way to Windsor as listed in ride #3. Instead of turning left for Richmond at the lights, go straight ahead following Wilberforce Road to Singleton. This eventually turns into the Putty Road, a fast sweeping road with lots of variety. Colo River roadhouse is a good place to stop for a coffee and fuel stop, not a lot of fuel along this stretch. Continue on for an hour or so until you see a sign to Broke on your right. Food at the servo is OK and folk are bike friendly. The road down to Wollombi has about 4km of dirt but getting less every year, it is firm and easily traversed by even the timidest 'dirt' rider. Wollombi is a historic town and check out the pub for Dr. Jerd's jungle juice. Continue on to Peats Ridge which joins up with ride #1 at Central Mangrove, if you have time head down the Old Pacific Highway through Mt. White stopping at the Biker's Cafe and across the Hawkesbury River heading for Sydney; otherwise take the Freeway which again can be busy on a Sunday afternoon.
Above all else, ride safe !