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One Tasman Bridge path closed for next 4 weeks

Work on the Tasman Bridge paths will keep one of the paths closed from Wednesday 10 March for about 4 weeks.

The first path to close will be the one next to the traffic travelling to the eastern shore. That work will take about two weeks to finish and then that path will open and the other one will close.

The paths will be closed for the entire day.

Ride2School Day on next Friday

National Ride2School Day is on next Friday 19 March so if you see children riding in the morning give them a thumbs up!

Our feature school for the day will be Bowen Road Primary School in Moonah, just north of Hobart. We’ll start them off at 8.30 am with slow races and blender bike smoothies and then deliver a day of workshops in basic bike skills for all classes.

Ride2School Day is celebrated across the state every March – if you think your school would benefit from the Ride2Program let us know.

Lower Huon Rd speed on the cards

Good news that City of Hobart council has decided to apply to the Transport Commissioner to reduce the speed limit on Huon Road from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on one 2.5 km section.

A road safety audit has found the speed limit was too high for the design of the road and 20 vehicle crashes have been recorded over the past 5 years, further demonstrating a reduction is well overdue.

The report acknowledges that facilities for people riding and walking is missing on the road so the speed limit reduction aims to improve conditions.

Dragon Trail race to close St Helens tracks

The inaugural Dragon Trail mountain bike race is happening from 18 to 20 March, which means no public access to the Bay of Fires trail on Friday 19 March and the St Helens tracks on the Saturday.   

About 300 competitors will take part in the race which will ride Derby to Weldborough on Thursday 18 March, Weldborough to the Blue Tier and down to Swimcart Beach on Friday and on the final day Flagstaff trailhead to the Dreaming Pools and back.

Big Bike Film Night comes to Burnie

Metro Cinema, Burnie is bringing the The Big Bike Film Night to town at 2.30 pm on Sunday 21 March at just $25 for an adult, $17 concession, $12 for senior/child.

This is the 2020 season of films that was recently shown in Hobart, which was a sold-out session.

Cam River Bridge designs out

The government has released its designs for a new Cam River Bridge in Somerset, with on-road painted bike lanes and new path underneath the bridge, for public comment. 

It's proposed that the Coastal Pathway will run alongside the road on the old rail bridge, providing a separated pathway for people who don't want to ride next to traffic. 

The bridge cycling lanes would continue the current painted lanes on the Bass Highway that end at the current bridge.

Henty builds its brand from Tasmania

An office job in Sydney back in the early 2000s gave Tasmanian Jeremy Grey the idea for a suit bag you could carry on your bike - fast forward to today and he's now selling those bags around the world under the Henty label.

A nice part of his story is that he did it with his good friend, back where he grew up and local favourite Salamanca Market played a key role in their success. They also use recycled plastic ribs in their bags from George Town, which are sent to the family factory in Vietnam where the bags are made.  

To read more about the duo and their global brand, visit