Tassie Bike News Bites
Influence Kingborough’s bike decisions

If you ride in the Kingborough Council area and can attend a Friday morning meeting once every two months, then please consider nominating for the bicycle advisory committee.

The current committee has been working on a new bike plan so there will be plenty to do in the coming year to get it approved and put into action.

Nominate here before 31 January :

Clarence MTB Park changes get underway

Clarence City Council is set to start work on a new access road and car park at the Mountain Bike Park in the Meehan Range at the end of this month.

While the 8-week project is underway the current gravel car park will be open and there will be detours around the work to get you on to the tracks safely.

Hobart finally sees Big Bike films

After being thwarted by COVID-19 restrictions last year the The Big Bike Film Night

is finally coming to Hobart on Tuesday 9 February, 6-8 pm at the Village cinema in Collins Street.

12 short films feature bikepackers in the Faroe Islands, mountain bike animated fantasy/documentary, a plucky 7-year old girl and her BMX, bikerafting across a New Zealand national park, an environmental mission and more.

Register at - adults are $25.50, under 16s are $17 and under 12s are $12.50.

Tasman Highway works affect path access

A heads-up for anyone who rides along Fenton Street between the two Tasman Highway causeways that the path will be closed from 22 January 2021 at Midway Point.

A short detour will be put in place but you'll need to dismount and walk the route around the intersection before getting back onto the footpath and over the next causeway.

The work is part of the government's road improvements between Hobart and Sorell so the detour will be in place for at least 9 months. You can check out all the details on the Department of State Growth website.  

Devonport Commuter Cafe back for start of year

Only a few days before school is back and so is Devonport City Council's Commuter Cafe so you can start your working year on the front foot by getting into good habits.

RSVP through Facebook for your free breakfast at Pinctada Kitchen, where there is also shower and changing areas if your workplace doesn't have them. 

There are only three breakfast sessions left: 3 and 17 February and 3 March.

Devonport has some great paths that will get you into town from many areas without having to mix too much with traffic - check out the paths map at:

Scenic Cycleway soon to emerge from festival
The Vibrance Festival is set to beautify the Intercity Cycleway between Moonah and MONA to create COMA: the Corridor of Modern Art, along with the Glenorchy City Council.
Vibrance has held festivals in Hobart that have transformed disused wall space into public art that brightens the city and creates points of interest for tourists. The idea behind COMA is to do the same for the cycleway.  

The expression of interest for artists is open now and closes on 8 March, but no mention yet of when we are likely to see the first artworks appear.