Riding in Perth WA
Coming over in a couple of weeks for work and so long as I get the right plane I have enough luggage to bring the bike.
Which one should I bring mountain or road. Just need to get some post work exercise in and keep sane. Will be city based and won’t have a car.
Failing that apart from a trip round to little creatures in freo what else is worth it for some evening entertainment/food/drink?Posted 4 years agoLesterMember
Hi MikePosted 4 years ago
i used to go to Perth every other year, i would take a helmet and buy a second hand road bike whch i would donate to the church when i left ( in laws ran their own church!)
i stayed in Morley.
i would cycle towards the coast and get as far as i could and then struggle back. i tried to go further each day than i did the day before and it was great when i reached the coast execpt i went onto a dog beach by accident 🙂
but i loved Perth although i found the road surface rarely smooth
Bring the road bike if your staying in the city, plenty of rides around on the shared paths and you get some good views by the river (scenery or otherwise!) It’ll take an age to get out to the trails without a car (or even with one, driving after work!) so that kinda precludes the mtb.
Shout up when you’re over if you fancy a beer/ride. Northbridge can be “entertaining” A trip to Freo is worth it as it’s a good contrast to the city.
RichPosted 4 years agotlrMember
My in-laws live Morley area, I usually take my road bike.
There are some decent loops, and even a hill or two if you head out Kalamunda way, or a nice road round via Si O’Connor dam.
Or head north through Whitman park towards Ellenwood.
I have tried riding coastward, but seemed a bit daffy and busy, and I really didn’t get on with the PSP cycle path thing, although the bit by the Swan is ok for a pootle.
Just beware of the heat and the sun.Posted 4 years agoWildHunter2009Subscriber
The weathers perfect for any kind of riding at the moment to be honest. Roads a lot easier, I think the only offroad you can really do without a car is the Goat Farm which is more DH and 4x. Skill section is fun though.
But… totally worth hiring a car and hitting up the kalamunda trails. Loads of new stuff and its riding brilliantly at the moment. Really really green and the flowers are still out in force.Posted 4 years agoaphex_2kMember
^ That’s pretty pricey. I think last time I went it was a special deal and something like $70 with my bike. Saw LOADS of snakes on the paths though.
Round the rivers is a good run and should keep you busy for a couple of hours. Nice evening ride that.
I found some nice (but quite sandy) riding up at Manning Park. Could almost say it was a bit hilly too and some rocky sections – a good find on my doorstep!Posted 4 years ago
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