Inner West Council

Cycling in Ashfield

There are a number of great cycleways in the Ashfield local area, including Richard Murden Reserve in Haberfield which links up with the Bay Run, 7km stretch of dedicated shared path and cycle way. 

Cycling is a great recreational activity, a transport option and a tremendous way to stay fit and healthy. It also offers a host of environmental benefits including reducing air pollution and traffic congestion.



Local Street Bike Route Network

White bicycle symbols have been painted on Ashfield's roads to indicate that the road is part of our ‘Local Street Bike Route Network'. This is a series of routes which have been identified during our bike forum as cyclist friendly and the symbols aim to increase driver awareness of bike users. When the whole set of white bicycles has been put in place the network will stretch over 10km. Particular thanks go to Ashbug members for identifying where to put the symbols.


Local Cycling Map and Guide

Ashfield Council was proud to have produced a Cycling Map and Guide for the local area. The map details the series of cycle ways in the area and contains advice and other useful information for bicycle users such as tips for safe cycling, information about bike maintenance safety and road rules.

The Ashfield Cycling Map is now out of print however copies can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Cycling Map - (Map side)

Click here to obtain a copy of the Cycling Map - (Text side)

Travel Access Guides (TAGs) are now also available to help you plan your trip to some of Ashfield Council's facilities. Please visit the Travel Access Guide page for more informtion.


Bicycle Workshops

If you would like to increase your cycling skills, learn the basics of bicycle maintenance or become a more confident rider, then look out for one of our Bicycle Workshops. Ashfield Council regularly runs bicycle workshops for both adults and kids as part of its Treading Lightly workshop series. Please click here to visit our Environmental pages for more information and upcoming dates.


Ashfield Bike Users Group - AshBug

AshBUG meet at the Summer Hill Community Centre at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month. For a complete list of all upcoming rides visit the AshBUG Website


Other Useful Links

Canada Bay Council - Concord Shared Pathway (130KB, PDF) 

City of Sydney - Sydney Cycleways website

Leichhardt Council - Cycling Routes Map (3.9MB, PDF)

Marrickville Council - Cycle Marrickville Map (9MB, PDF)

Bicycle NSW - website

Australian Bicycle Council - Cycling Resource Centre website

Cooks River to Ironcove GreenWay - GreenWay Trail