As spring well and truly settles in we have two rides in coming weeks that appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Hobart with Women on Wheels taking to the mountain and a Sunday ride out to Cremorne.
WoW pedals the pipeline
Our monthly Women on Wheels ride is taking it to the mountain on Sunday 4 October, with a ride up the Pipeline Track and back.
If you haven't ridden it before, the Pipeline is a relatively flat, off-road dirt path that snakes through beautiful bushland on the slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
The easy 25 km ride will suit sturdy hybrids or mountain bikes as it can get rocky in places, and e-bikes are welcome.
Meet opposite the Fern Tree Tavern where the Pipeline starts at 9.45 am for a 10 am start. We'll ride along the track and depending on what the group wants to do can stop for a walk to Silver Falls or Wellington Falls. Then returning to the Tavern at about 1 pm where you can head home or enjoy a coffee or lunch.
RSVPs are essential so you can be contacted in case of cancellation: https://ridewithgps.com/events/125919-women-on-wheels-pipeline-track
Seven Mile Beach to Cremorne
This 32 km ride on Sunday 11 October will explore the coastal track from Seven Mile Beach to Lauderdale and the new track out to Cremorne.
Meet at the Seven Mile Beach playground car park in Surf Road, about a 20 minute drive from Hobart, at 8.45 am and we’ll return about 12 noon.
Mountain bikes or sturdy hybrids are recommended and the return is planned via main roads, so anyone not confident riding on the road may want to get picked up from the old Cremorne shop car park at 11 am. For the rest of the group there will be coffee at the Seven Mile Beach once the ride is finished.
RSVP online to ride leader Brian Chapman as the ride will be cancelled if it’s too windy or wet.
Upcoming rides & events
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.
- Monday 12 October – E-bikes are for everyone– Online Q&A session
- Wednesday 14 October – E-bike Coffee Club goes to Moonah– Seniors Week ride along ICC and quiet roads
- Saturday 17 October – Splash to the Bluff– Seniors Week ride Devonport
- Saturday 14 November – Open House Hobart– Ride to various venues
- Sunday 29 November – Kangaroo Bay & Local Bush Tracks
Bicycle Network Tasmania accredits Social Ride Leaders and requires anyone interested in leading rides to be accredited. 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.
Our social rides leaders are following a new set of protocols to help make our rides compliant with government directions:
- Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 to 2 metre distancing while unloading bikes, listening to the briefing, and getting ready to ride.
- Riders are asked to register online or via phone so there is no paper being handed around on the day.
- Ride leaders will have sanitiser on hand in case of needing to touch bikes or riders.
- People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose.