Parramatta Heritage Rides

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Who are we?

 

 

 

Australia Day edition Sun 26 Jan

Three 1-hour rides to the key Indigenous and European sites in Parramatta. 

Previous 2020 Rides

Vintage Sun 23 Feb

Parramatta's finest, including Elizabeth Farm, Female Factory Precinct, Old Government House, St Johns Cemetery,  Female Orphan School and much more!

Bulldozer edition Sun 21 Jun

Touring the sites of recent or impending heritage losses including Willow Grove and Cumberland Hospital Precinct. A sad addition to our ride collection.

Parramatta Heritage Rides have been touring Parramatta's rich heritage since 2003. Founded by Paul Bowyer and Peter Gilbert, the rides showcase Parramatta's heritage through different themes. Peter retired in 2019, and Anthony Parker has taken over. 

 

Parramatta is well-known for its heritage, but a lot of it is not hard to find. Join one of our rides to see and learn our Indigenous and European history - its buildings, sites, characters and stories. You'll be amazed at what you find. 
 

Parramatta Heritage Rides are in conjunction with Bike North. 

 

Bookings are essential. The rides are free, but a $10 deposit is required to reserve a place. It's refunded when you attend. 

 

You'll need your own bicycle in working order to participate. 

Upcoming Rides

Churches & Cemeteries Sun 23 Aug 

6 churches and 5 cemeteries

Sun 22 Nov 9am

- Chic & Sandstone

For lovers of sandstone structures and colonial cottages. Sumptuous! (3 - 4 hours) 

Sun 25 Oct 9am

- Boundary Stones

 

Ponts of Parramatta Sun 27 Sep

Taking you to Parramatta's unique collection of Boundary Stones, laid in 1839 to mark the police beat. Most are still in their original location! (3 hours)

Riding over, under or through the more than 20 bridges between the head of the Parramatta River and Silverwater.

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