We’ve got the state covered this month, with social rides at the Living Well in Clarence festival and new northern self-guided routes added to our Ride with GPS Ambassador page.
The Clarence festival is on Saturday 3 November at the Rosny Library and is all about enjoying what the area offers, including its great foreshore shared paths.
Bicycle Network is offering two rides, leaving at 10 am and 11am, from 46 Bligh Street in Bellerive.
The easy 6 km rides on paths and quiet streets will be perfect for people who haven’t ridden in a while, so if there’s someone like that in your life bring them along and get them moving.
We will have our pump on hand for flat tyres and will also check that brakes are working well before we head off.
To RSVP visit our social rides web page and choose which ride you’d like to go on.
From tulips to Launceston
We’ve added four new Ambassador Routes in the north of the state to our RideWithGPS page so you can draw on the experience of our social ride leaders to take yourself on some of Tassie’s most scenic rides.
Ride from Wynyard to Table Cape for the views and the flowers, you can also ride on to the Tollymore Rd lookout and return. Time this ride for late September to mid October so that you can walk among the tulips at the Van Diemens Quality Bulb farm.
An offroad "out and back" ride along the remains of a historic tramline. Visit the fascinating memorial to conservationist Norman Sykes. Includes some on-road sections and some fairly rough gravel sections. Recommended for mountain bike/hybrids/touring bikes.
This is a relatively safe and scenic riding route from Devonport to Launceston. You'll avoid the Bass Highway, and pass through the pretty and historic towns of Latrobe, Railton, Deloraine (the halfway point), Westbury, Carrick and Hadspen. All of these villages offer accommodation and meals.
Arriving at Launceston Airport with your bike? Take advantage of the bike setup station and then follow this mostly downhill ride into the city.
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:
- E-bike Expo convoy – 18 November
- Sprent–Castra loop – 25 November