Learn-to-ride tracks are popping up all over the Hills! In fact, in the last 18 months we went from having none to having five! If you haven’t seen them, these aren’t just paths that are great for riding. They incorporate pedestrian crossings, stop signs and roundabouts and they’re perfect for young children and those learning to ride a bike or scooter. It’s hard to keep up with all the new ones that are now open, so here’s our list of learn-to-ride tracks in the Hills, plus some further afield if you feel up to travelling.
Coolong Reserve, Castle Hill
Coolong Reserve has always been a great park and playground for both younger kids and older ones. There’s play equipment, swings and a climbing frame and, while the park itself isn’t shaded, there’s shade from trees surrounding it. So when The Hills Shire Council announced that they were going to add a learn-to-ride track next to the playground it made total sense.
The park isn’t fenced but it’s set back quite a distance from the road. There are BBQ facilities, plenty of parking and lots of room to kick a ball and ride a bike if your child wants to branch out from the learn-to-ride section. The flooring under the playground is bark so wear enclosed shoes. There is a toilet (with a baby change table) located just across the carpark near the netball courts. The netball courts are also a great place for kids to take their bike/scooter for a spin.
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Crestwood Reserve, Baulkham Hills
This track is the largest of the new learn-to-ride tracks in the area as it also loops around pre-existing equipment. The equipment that the track loops around is not new and could do with an upgrade but kids still enjoy it nonetheless. There’s a section for older kids and a little section for young kids. It can be a little tricky to find so make sure you know where you’re heading before you set off. Read more here.
Twickenham Reserve, Kellyville
The learn-to-ride track at Twickenham Reserve Kellyville was the first to open in the Hills. It’s super cute and even has a petrol bowser! Stage 2 of the development of this Reserve saw the opening of a playground right next door to the learn-to-ride track which includes slides, a climbing structure, pommel spinner and dinosaur eggs sculpture.
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Centenary of ANZAC Reserve, Castle Hill
The new learn-to-ride track at Centenary of ANZAC Reserve Castle Hill is the latest bike track to open in the Hills! This one is slightly different in that it isn’t located right next to a playground. So you’ll go here with the sole purpose of taking a spin on your bike or scooter. If you don’t live close by, you can combine your trip with a visit to Kellyville Village. Read more here.
Wheelie Park, Box Hill
Located within The Gables development in Box Hill this one doesn’t have as many road signs but it does have a tunnel, some little hills for kids who like a bit more action and a fully operational bike tyre pump – handy! Read more here.
Ryde Park, Ryde
There’s a great cafe and a cute playground here, plus flat paths for scooters and little bikes, basketball courts and open spaces to run around. Plus they have the brand new learn-to-ride track.
Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne
This reserve is great. The track simulates the public road system with roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and road signs. Set around the track is a themed play village with a service station, row of shops, fire engine and fire station. Set within the track is a fully-fenced play area with swings, slide and spring rocker.
And if you just want simple paths, here’s a great list of Parks in the Hills with bike and scooter paths.
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