Whilst Manly’s is well known for the sports of surfing and rugby, both union and league. It’s also rapidly growing a reputation as a cycling hub both mountain and road.
Whilst Manly Dam is 4km’s from the centre of Manly, and is probably one of Sydney’s best known and rideable mountain bike tracks. The State Government and National Parks have recently invested over $800,000 into tracks on the western side of Wakehurst Parkway, creating more challenging and technical tracks for the experienced riders. Not only do the tracks give amazing glimpses of Bantry Bay but are also full of wildlife. Most early morning rides, there are encounters with wallabies, and on warmer days goannas.
The Northern Beaches also have a large community of road riders, with Manly often being used for post ride coffees. Cafes like Cridas https://www.facebook.com/Cridasmanly providing great coffee and wholesome breakfasts. North of Manly towards Pittwater the roads become less busy in the Kuringai National park with Akuna Bay and and West Head Rd providing great road surface and good climbing away from traffic.
Groups like Tour de Cure www.tourdecure.com.au and The Fixed Wheel regularly use the area for training and welcome riders that are in Manly for holiday or business.
So if you are a road rider or mountain biker Manly has something for everyone on two wheels.