We're a bit different to other bike tour companies. We want you to ride like a local and feel like you're going for a spin with old friends. We have spent hours (and hours!) creating our bikes, giving them custom Newy-inspired paint jobs, carefully putting them back together ready for you to ride like a local.
Each of our bikes are unique, easy to ride, safe, sanitised and regularly maintained. We will keep adding bikes throughout our journey.
All bikes include use of a helmet, lock and are equipped with a small front carry bag for water, phones, cameras, wallets etc. All bikes are free-wheel (not fixed-gear) with front and back brakes.
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The Shortland ferry crosses the Hunter River from the Newcastle CBD at Queens Wharf to Stockton. The service runs every 15 minutes during peak times and takes 5 minutes to make the crossing.
Our bike is an ode to our famous ferry, rocking a green and tan paint job, white lettering and Transport NSW's red waratah.
Style: Single Speed - Vintage Step-Through Frame (Medium)
Putting Novocastrians through frustration daily is the infamous Adamstown gates. Passenger and coal trains pass through this rail-crossing on and off schedule each day and seem to have a knack of picking the most inconvenient times to pass through.
Our bike is painted up like an Intercity train with a purple upolstered seatand a COVID-safe 'Please Sit Here' sign.
Style: Single Speed - Old School Mountain Bike Frame (Medium)
June 2007 saw the Pasha Bulker come ashore on Nobbys Beach during a king tide storm. Newcastle experienced a small tourism boom which brought visitors from afar to see the spectacle which lived in Newy for a month or so.
Our bike is created to reflect this moment in Newcastle history. Fun fact, the ship was renamed Drake in 2008 (not after the Canadian rapper)
Style: Single Speed - Old School Mountain Bike Frame (Small)
Proud Novocastrians Daniel Johns, Chris Joannu, Ben Gilles make up Silverchair, Australia's best known grunge/rock band of the 90's. In 2015, James Rose of the Daily Review wrote of the Frogtstomp album (released in 1995), "As an album in its own right, it's pretty good. As a debut by three 15 year olds, it's about as good as it gets. There are still kids out there today listening to Frogstomp and shitting themselves. And so they should."
Our bike is painted up like that very album cover. Give the album a spin from the very start, the bass line on track 1 is an absolutely cracker.
Style: Single Speed - Step Through Frame (Small)
Newy Rides is proudly partnered with BYKKO to make e-bikes available when additional bicycles are required on our tours.
BYKKO is a bike sharing company with e-bikes available, docked at various locations throughout Newcastle. Your tour price will not change when riding a BYKKO bike.
Style: E-Bike (Pedal Assist) - Step-Through Frame (Medium)
Do you have a design idea?
Do you have an idea for a design you think would look great on a steel-frame pushbike? We'd love to hear it.
Please let us know your idea and Instagram handle so we can credit you with the great idea when we have a finished product.