You don’t have to be over 60 to join our Seniors Week rides in October – they’re really just an excuse to go for a ride and eat cake!
We’ve got two rides on offer to celebrate the week:
- E-bike Coffee and Cake Ride to MONA – Monday 15 October
- Berry Patch feast – Tuesday 16 October
Ride to MONA
This is a relaxed 27km ride with fellow riders of e-bikes, trying a different route through the northern suburbs, on quiet roads and offroad bikepaths.
A scenic tour through Lutana, Goodwood and GASP in Montrose, on suburban roads (the e-bikes will be handy on the gentle hill here) before arriving at MONA for coffee. The return trip will be along the InterCity Cycleway.
It’s a great chance to discover a new on-road route, develop your e-bike knowledge and gain confidence in managing your bike on Hobart's bikepaths and roads.
If you don’t have an e-bike, why not hire one from Hobart Bike Hire and see if you like it? There will be plenty of chances to talk to other e-bike owners about their bikes.
The ride will leave at 10am from the Hobart Cenotaph carpark, be there 10 minutes before departure, and return at about 12.30pm.
This is a fair weather ride so please RSVP so you can be notified if bad weather forces a cancellation. To RSVP visit https://www.biketas.org.au/e_bike_coffee_club_mona
And if you can’t make it to this ride, we regularly run this route or you can do it yourself with our guide on Ride with GPS.
Ulverstone to Berry Patch
This will be an easy, friendly group ride from Ulverstone to the Berry Patch in Turners Beach, for lunch and then return to Ulverstone.
We’ll take the off-road Coastal Pathway and then the quiet Beach Road.
If you haven’t been to the Berry Patch before you are in for a treat – berry compote, jams, and icecream, as well as tasty savoury dishes, are all on the lunch menu and you can pick up some fresh berries to take home with you.
Meet at 11 am at Otto’s Grove in Bicentennial Park, where we’ll return at about 2.30 pm.
These rides are being offered as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program. Social rides are free and organised by volunteers to help other people meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence on their bikes.
Social rides are featured in each edition of In the Loop, but if you want more notice visit our social rides calendar which is regularly updated:
Other upcoming rides of interest already on the calendar are:
- Port Sorrell – 28 October
- Living Well in Clarence festival rides – 3 November
- E-bike Expo convoy – 18 November
- Sprent–Castra loop – 25 November
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