Local Rides in and around Grafton
Road & Mountain Bike Rides
There are group road rides most days in Grafton. The rides in the ride table suit riders who have some experience in bunch riding, have an understanding of ride etiquette and the NSW road rules.
Ulmarra can be accessed by Lawrence Road and then a short ferry crossing. From Ulmarra you can ride quiet backroads to Tucabia and surrounding areas.
If you're keen on riding trails, head out to Bom Bom State Forest. It's about five kilometres south of Grafton, off the Big River Way. To get to the trailhead, turn right onto Old Lilypool Road. Travel about two kilometres west until you reach the last gate in the forest, on a sharp right-hand bend.
Grafton has network of shared pathways which link it with other locations. These shared pathways cross the 'old' Grafton bridge and the 'new' Balun Bindarray Bridge and pass the Grafton railway station and the South Grafton bus interchange. The Balun Bindarray bridge shared pathway also links with the east shared pathway to Catherine Macauley College. This is also a safe way to access other rides such as Four Mile Lane.
To the north a shared pathway links Grafton and Junction Hill and on to other rides along Trenayr Road, Casino Road and Clarence Way. Clarence Way will take you to Coaldale or the Copmanhurst Loop.
To the west a shared pathway links Grafton and Waterview Heights and on to other rides such as the Eatonsville loop.
If you're interested in the history and architecture of Grafton, follow the Heritage Walking and Cycling Trail.
Just 2 hours north of Grafton is the new Northern Rivers Rail Trail. This section of the trail runs from Crabbe Creek in the south to Murwillumbah in the north. The trail is 24kms each way. It is well worth the trip!
Grafton Jacaranda Festival
Coffee at Toast Espresso after Jacaranda ride
Annual Jacaranda Festival Ride