There’s a new bridge and short bike path in Hobart, and if you haven’t tried them out yet we’ve got a ride for you with views fit for a queen.
A short 10 km route with a little bit of climbing (113 metres), this is an exploratory trip for those who don’t know what the Domain and waterfront has to offer for cycling.
We’ll use the new Remembrance Bridge to head to the Queens Domain to test the unsealed Soldiers Walk and Joggers Loop.
Most riders will continue to use the underpass and footpath to cross under the Tasman Highway as it is more direct, but the bridge provides a different perspective and is fun to try out.
And there’s a smooth new path through the Macquarie Point site which provides an alernative to the start/end of the Intercity Cycleway.
Meet outside Brooke Street Pier on Franklin Wharf at 9.45 am for a 10 am start on either Thursday 18 April or Wednesday 1 May. At the end of the ride, we’ll gather at Salamanca Place for a coffee.
Please register if you are interested in coming along as the ride will be cancelled if the weather forecast is for a lot of rain.
This ride is being offered as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program. Social rides are free and organised by volunteers to help riders 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.
The strength of our social rides program depends on members volunteering to lead rides. Leading social rides is a fun way to "give back" to the riding community, and to help us to get "more people riding, more often".
Bicycle Network Tasmania accredits Social Ride Leaders, and requires anyone interested in leading rides to be accreditted. If you would like to be one of our Ride Leaders, please volunteer here and we'll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.