In NSW bicycles are considered vehicles and can be ridden on most roads and in bus lanes. People riding bikes on the road are bound by the same road rules as drivers.
Everyone riding a bike must wear an approved helmet too.
Plus, bells are compulsory. You can ring your bell when you're overtaking on shared paths.
Road Rules for people riding bicycles
Keep up to date with changing road rules for people riding bikes.
Riding on the road? Make sure you know the rules on sharing the road.
Also consider our suggested community bike connections, trails and maps which has links to the Safe Cycling Network, which includes an online map of off road shared paths, and to the Road Cycling Network, which indicates common road routes.
For rules on using shared paths visit Council Shared Paths
Laws for children under 16
Children under 16 years of age are allowed to ride on a footpath.
This helps to keep them safe until they have the skills, decision making and knowledge of the rules to ride safely on the road.
An adult rider who supervises a child under 16 riding a bike, may also ride with the young rider on the footpath.
Bike tracks and routes
We offer a range of shared paths, beginner to advanced mountain biking and awesome BMX tracks.
Children aged 16 or 17 can ride on the footpath, when they are with a child under 16 and a supervising adult.
Take this short walk or ride around Balgowlah Heights. Discover this neighbourhood and its hidden gems.
1.6 kms of downhill bike trails, flow trails, skills and dirt jump areas, a pump track and walking trails from a dedicated access road
Take this short walk or ride around North Narrabeen. Discover this neighbourhood and its hidden gems.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll beneath the trees around the lagoon. Sections from the main carpark are wheelchair accessible but not the full loop.
Take this short walk or ride from Dee Why to Freshwater. Discover this neighbourhood and its hidden gems.
Jamieson Park is a 42.8ha reserve located along the southern foreshores of Narrabeen Lagoon.
The recreational area of JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve lies within the 44 hectare park and is surrounded by native bushland. It is located near Garigal National Park.
The home of our future netball, softball and hockey stars on the Northern Beaches.
Head on past the grand neo-Gothic building that was originally St Patrick’s Seminary for panoramic views of the ocean, harbour and city from North Head.
Manly Dam Mountain Bike Trail is one of Sydney's best and is enjoyed by beginners to advanced riders.