Welcome the Pain Revolution
We're planning a social ride to celebrate the role of riding in treating chronic pain. We'll give the Pain Revolution riders a good sendoff on their final loop ride, and then head off on an easy social ride of our own, designed for chatting and coffee.
Be at the Parliament House lawns at 7.45 am to mingle with the Pain Revolution riders before heading off on our own easy ride at 8.45am.
Our 8.6 km route takes us through the city centre and along the peaceful Hobart Rivulet path, and back again, with a stop for coffee en route. A good ride for sightseeing and chatting.
Family Ride to Taste of the World
This short and easy ride (under 5 km in total) will start at the Cornelian Bay sportsground carpark. We'll get all the kids and bikes ready, then set off through a tunnel and along quiet Bell Street for the first leg. We'll then move onto the safe, separated Intercity Cycleway., ariving in Moonah, we'll turn right onto Hopkins St, onto the footpath. Benjafield Park is where all the action is. We'll stay for an hour or so, depending on what the group wants, then head back on exactly the same route.
All bikes, all ages welcome. Your ride leaders are Di Elliffe and Matt Drake.
What to bring: Family and friends. A lock to secure your bike at the festival and a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
Meet at Cornelian Bay sportsground carpark at 10.15am, to commence the ride at 10.30am, and please RSVP if you want to attend.
Pipeline at Night
Since the ride is at night and the track is unlit, it is necessary to have good lights with a suitable battery life (approx. 2.5-3 hours). We will also be riding supportively (e.g. in pairs to share the light on the path).
Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring an extra layer (or two). Bring a drink and trail snacks to stay energised for a 3-4 hour ride.
This is a gentle uphill ride along unsealed paths, all offroad, with a steady downhill run on the return leg. Suits hybrids and mountain bikes. It is safe, with some gentle gradients and will last about three and a half hours.
Meet in the carpark of the Ferntree Tavern 30 minutes before the ride start time of 7.30pm. If you are interested, please RSVP.