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Social rides: Stanley and Hobart, 25 March

After a jam-packed Bike Week, you’d think our ride leaders would take a well-earned break but you can’t hold back people who love to cycle.

Two social rides are taking place on Sunday 25 March, one in Stanley and one in Hobart.

There are two options for people wanting to explore the Circular Head area by bike: a 41km ride with 354m ascent and a 27km ride with 164m ascent.

Both rides are loops starting and ending in Stanley, with the longer ride taking in Irishtown and Mengha.

Starting at 11am, you’ll be rewarded with home-made pizzas at the end of your ride – just bring your own toppings.

And for the rest of Tassie, you’re invited to come up early and camp on the Saturday night and enjoy a bit more of Stanley before heading home.

In Hobart, there’s a family ride to the fabulous Taste of the World festival in Moonah, meeting at 10.45am at the Cornelian Bay sportsground carpark for an 11am start.

It’s an easy 5km route, on mostly separated paths with some footpath riding once you near the festival site.

The group will stay at the festival for about one hour before heading back to Cornelian Bay.

All ride details and maps are at www.biketas.org.au/social_rides_calendar and if you are interested in joining one of the rides, please register.

Bicycle Network volunteers organise regular free social rides for a wide range of abilities in southern and north-west Tasmania. If you have an idea for a ride and would like to become a ride leader, please volunteer at biketas.org.au 

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