Tasmanian Bike Week is set to roll from 3 to 10 March this year, with lots of rides and events planned across the state.
While not technically in Bike Week we are sneaking in an e-bike convoy to the Electrikhana electric vehicle expo on Saturday 2 March at the Glenorchy showground. Meet at the Regatta Grounds car park, McVilly Drive at 8.15 am, to register, and we'll set out at 8.30 am to arrive at the showgrounds by 9 am. E-bike owners who want to stick around and be part of the show'n'tell session should email Di at email@example.com.
Also on Saturday 2 March is the Wellness Expo at the PW1 shed in Hobart, where we will be offering bicycle valet parking from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm.
The popular Women on Wheels ride will be held on Sunday 3 March and is moving to Orielton Lagoon after a few years at Howrah. More details on the feature page in this edition.
The free Bicycle Network Treasure Hunt on Sunday 3 March will keep the mountain bike loving youngsters happy. Starting at 2.30 pm at the Peter Murrell Reserve in Huntingfield, the hunt is suitable for riders aged 8 years and older and children must be accompanied by an adult.
It’s a fantastic event for families in a beautiful setting. Enter near the old Vodaphone building off Huntingfield Avenue, following the signs, for a 2 pm registration and pre-hunt briefing.
On Tuesday 5 March Bicycle Network volunteers will be at intersections across Hobart counting the number of people riding for the annual Super Tuesday count. This data is used by local councils to help plan bicycle infrastructure and also shows the take-up of new facilities. All of the 55 count sites have been taken but if you are keen to be involved let us know.
There will also be several social rides around Hobart, including the Pipeline Track at night and during the day, Margate to Snug, and an afternoon Intercity Cycleway ride.
The Bicycle Network week will end up in Burnie with the Shed Ride, where riders are encouraged to dig out their old bikes from the shed and bring them down to West Park oval for a fix-up at 10 am before riding to the Burnie Yacht Club at 10.30 am. It will be held on Saturday 9 March and there will be prizes for the oldest bike and the bike with the most character and a coffee for everyone who comes along.
The Tamar Bicycle Users Group is also holding some great events in Launceston. The Heritage Forest community ride is on Sunday 3 March, bike maintenance workshops on several days, a pop-up shop throughout the week, a film night on Thursday 7 March and night ride on Friday 8 March. TBUG will also hold a public forum on Wednesday 6 March with CityProm, Bicycle Network and the University of Tasmania exploring options to make Launceston a more people-friendly city centre.
For a full listing of Bike Week events around the state visit: https://tasbicyclecouncil.org.au/bike-week/