As well as our Bike Week Women on Wheels and family rides in Devonport and Hobart, we have several of our normal social rides also operating.
Margate to Coningham Return
The Margate to Coningham ride on Saturday 27 February can be used as a trial run for people wanting to take part in Women on Wheels during Bike Week. And if it’s a nice, day just a fabulous morning out in a scenic part of Tasmania.
Meet Ride Leader Jack at 9.15 am at the Dru Point car park to enjoy the 22.7 km circuit of off-road paths, new cycleway, footpaths and quiet roads.
All bikes and all riders welcome, the group will stop for a coffee and can decide on the day any variations to the route.
Please RSVP in case the ride needs to be cancelled due to weather.
Wynyard Roads to the Hills
This month’s north-west riders ride led by Keith and Wendy on Sunday 28 February will be a challenge for the legs, with three return routes up and down hills to choose from – you can do one or all three or you can ride as far as you can and turn around when the faster riders return.
Meet at Gutheridge Gardens before 11 am when the first route will set off and BYO lunch/snacks or buy from one of the shops nearby for the return at about 2 pm.
The three main routes are Oldina Road, Deep Creek Road and Reservoir Drive. RSVP online so you can be contacted in case of cancellation.
Commuter Practice Ride
One of the easiest ways to start riding to work is to try your route on a weekend to get used to it, which is the purpose of the Commuter Practice Run ride on Sunday 28 February.
You can do the full ride from Claremont into the city or join along the way at set points:
2 pm: Start of the Intercity Cycleway, next to Claremont RSL, 9 Bilton Street, Claremont - 15.4 km
2.25 pm: Intercity Cycleway shelter adjacent to Transport Museum. Across the road from Northgate carpark. King George V Ave, Glenorchy - 10 km
2.40 pm: Station Street Reserve, adjacent 14 Station Street Moonah (cnr Albert Road & Station Street) - 6.9 km
2.50 pm: Cornelian Bay boatsheds car park, cnr Bellvue Parade and Queens Walk, New Town - 4.8 km
3.10 pm - Bright Eyes Café, Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart.
RSVP to Ride Leader Pippa in case the ride has to be cancelled.
E-bike Coffee Cruise – Cenotaph & Cascade Loop
At 11.2 km and few hills, the Cenotaph and Cascade Loop is a great ride for people getting back into the saddle or who just want a leisurely morning out on Thursday 4 March.
Meet Ride Leader Di at Brooke Street Pier on the waterfront at 9.45 am for a 10 am start to explore the new bridges to the Queens Domain and cut through the city to the Hobart Rivulet shared path to the Cascade beer factory and back to town for coffee.
Please RSVP in case of cancellation.
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.
- Women on Wheels– Margate to Snug Loop: Sunday 7 March
- Bike Week Family Ride to Cornelian Bay: Saturday 13 March
- Kingborough Treasure Hunt: Sunday 14 March
- E-bike coffee club– City to Pipeline: Thursday 18 March
- Women on Wheels– Location TBC: Sunday 4 April
- E-bike coffee club– Lap of North Bruny: Thursday 15 April
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 email our Rides Coordinator with your contact details and what sort of riding you are interested in and we'll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.
Our social rides leaders are following a 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.