Im also new to the area and would like to know some more rides to do. I tend to ride up the mountains to Katoomba which is a nice ride and another favourite is along Castlereagh Rd to the Richmond turn off then up Hawkesbury Rd / Springwood Rd to Springwood and down the mountains. This ride is a bit over 60km and up to Katoomba from Penrith is about 50km one way. Fast easy trip back down. Any other ideas??