It’s Volunteer Week on 20–26 May and we’ll be celebrating with a drink and nibbles on Hobart’s waterfront following the Macquarie Point Open Day on Saturday 25 May.
Anyone who has volunteered for us in past years and those of you who would like to find out more about volunteering are invited to Post Street Social (outdoor deck) between 5 pm and 6.30 pm.
Super Tuesday counters, bicycle valet parkers, social ride leaders and helpers, volunteer committee members, Bike Week event organisers and e-bike expo show’n’tellers have all made a big contribution in the past year to getting more people riding.
As have all of you who have put pen to paper or fingers to keyboards to tell decision makers why better bike infrastructure is important to you. There is strength in numbers and all the submissions to government processes, letters to the editor, talk-back callers and questioners at public events have contributed to wins for bike riders.
This get-together is a thank you for all your efforts and to also acknowledge one of our most tireless volunteers for his efforts in the past few years. To RSVP please email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering to get more people riding, sign up on the website and choose which activities you’d like to get involved with.
We are particularly looking for an e-bike champion to run our expos and other events, bike valet parking coordinator, Bike Week coordinator, social ride leaders and more pople to advocate for bike riders.
Mac Point Open Day
The volunteer thank you will follow on from our stall at the Macquarie Point Open Day.
Bicycle Network will be providing free valet bike parking from 10 am until 4 pm and also running a treasure hunt that takes in the shared paths across the site and beyond.
The treasure hunt will be designed for families and will take about one hour, visiting the new Remembrance Bridge, the new Macquarie Point shared path, the Queens Domain and waterfront area.
It will feature interesting tidbits, facts and stories about the places visited and hopefully open people’s eyes to the opportunities for riding at the edge of the city.
Social Ride from West Hobart to Mac Point
Join West Hobart local Di Elliffe on a group ride to the Open Day - it's only 5 km using quiet streets and shortcuts and will be easy on the way there, but a bit harder on the return!
Meet at 10.45 am at the West Hobart Recreation Ground to head off together at 11 am, we'll add in a trip down the new Macquarie Point shared path to cross the Remembrance Bridge and back into the Open Day.
All bikes and riders are welcome. As it's a fair weather ride, we'll cancel if the weather looks unkind, please RSVP so we can contact you.
The Macquarie Point Development Corporation want to develop the site as an environmentally friendly location and understand the importance of catering to bikes as part of that goal.
They have built a shared bicycle and walking path through the site that is a comfortable 4 metres wide and the City of Hobart received a federal funding commitment in March to help build the connection from the Intercity Cycleway to the start of the new path.
If you are interested in the Macquarie Point site, the Open Day will feature activities from old tenants such as the brewery tour at Hobart Brewing, and newer tenants such as Eye Am Hair doing their Terhairium and Hobart Fitness who will be providing free training sessions.
Keep track of what will be happening through the Facebook event.