Getting there

 

Ride to Bikefest

Join family and friends and ride to Bikefest.

There are cycle routes that connect most locations with Bikefest at Honeysuckle.

Some routes are especially suited to novice riders and families with young children who want to enjoy a safe, off-road ride free from traffic.  During Bikefest weekend, we’ll provide signage, marshals and traffic control at places where direction or protection is needed.

Throsby Parking Station at the western end of Honeysuckle Drive is less than 1km from Bikefest main events at Honeysuckle.

If you’re coming from Port Stephens, park at Stockton, enjoy a ride along the foreshore then bring your bike to Bikefest on the ferry.

Tighes Hill TAFE car park, off Maitland Rd, is a pleasant 5km off-road ride into Bikefest, through Islington Park, along Throsby Creek, Lee Wharves and the Harbour foreshore.

Public Transport

Ferries between Stockton and Queens Wharf run approximately every half hour on the weekend  and can carry about a dozen bicycles at no charge.

Suburban bus routes to the city terminate at Newcastle Station, Scott St Newcastle East. The bus stop closest to Bikefest at Honeysuckle is on Hunter St near Civic Station. Bikes can not be carried on buses.

Newcastle Bus Ferry timetable

There’s regular train services to Newcastle  from Sydney and the Central Coast or Maitland and Dungog.  If traveling to Bikefest by train, alight at Civic Station (100 m from Honeysuckle), Wickham Station (1km off-road walk or ride) or Newcastle Station (1km off-road walk or ride).

Bikes can be carried on trains free of charge on weekends. There are a very limited number of places on trains for bikes. There may not be room for your bike.  Please consider taking advantage of fold-up bikes, which can be carried as luggage, or be prepared to wait for later trains or leave your bike locked-up at the station.

CityRail timetables