Bicycle Network: Bicycle Tasmania Membership
Bicycle Tasmania Family Bike Group
Do you have children? Are you a family looking for somewhere to ride and other families to ride with? If so, the Bicycle Tasmania Family Bike Group is just for you!
One or two rides are organised most months throughout the year. These range from jaunts along car free bicycle tracks such as Hobart's Intercity Cycleway or the Pipeline Track, to quiet roads in the country. A highlight is the touring weekend to Bruny Island in December, introducing many children to the delights of bicycle touring in a low key way. Ride distances vary from 20-35 kilometres. There are rides suitable for all ages of children from babies and toddlers in trailers to young children on trailer bikes or tandems and older children on their own bikes.
Rides are at a relaxed pace with an emphasis on children having fun on the bikes and when stopped. Cricket bats, soccer balls and frisbees are normal accompaniments on these rides, while ice creams and hot chips have even been known to pass the lips of children (and occasionally their accompanying parents).
If you'd like to get on the family bike rides email list and come and explore Tasmania with other families, email Ian Terry at email@example.com.
2011 Family Bike Group Program
Sunday July 3
Eastern Shore bicycle track. About 12-18kms return (depending on the day). Start at Montague Bay Primary School under the bridge and ride north to Geilston Bay and possibly walk to Bedlam Walls and Shag Bay. Contact To Be Announced.
Sunday July 24
Ride the Intercity Cycleway - about 22kms return (or as far as you want to go). Possible visit to the Museum of Old and New Art for those who wish. Great for kids on their own bikes. Contact Andy Semmler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6224 6261.
Sunday August 21
Ride the quiet roads near Sorell around Pawleena, Wattle Grove and possibly Forcett. A delightful ride with virtually no traffic but a few hills and some unsealed roads. Contact Ian Terry on 6234 9979 or email@example.com.
Sunday September 25
The new Kaoota tramline rail trail. Adventure ride of about 12kms. Contact To Be Announced.
Sunday October 9
Judbury BBQ ride - the old Bike Tas favourite. 22km return with lunch in the park by the river at Judbury. Games in the tree house, the swings or on the oval. Contact Andy Semmler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6224 6261.
Sunday November 27
Pipeline Track from Neika, to Wellington Falls - contact Andy Semmler on email@example.com or 6224 6261. Alternative if weather is cold and/or wet is the Intercity Cycleway.
Saturday December 10 & Sunday December 11
Annual Bruny touring weekend. 28kms each way from Roberts Point to the Neck campground. Cheese, ice creams and beaches. A great annual favourite. Contact Ian Terry on 6234 9979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.