Ranelagh River Ride
The Huon Valley is a drawcard for riders thanks to its picturesque scenery, quiet back roads and one of the best bakeries in the state.
The 26.7 km Ranelagh River Ride on Saturday 24 April will have the Huon River at its centre, starting at Ranelagh Village Green (corner of Agnes and Louisa streets) down to Judbury, across the river and back to Ranelagh via Glen Huon and Huonville.
The group will finish at Summer Kitchen Bakery for coffee and all manner or delicious lunch options.
Meet at 9.45 am for a finish of about 12.30 pm, and if you need a lift from Hobart or can take another rider, let ride leader Jack know and he’ll try to organise car pooling.
Moonah to MONA
We are going to take advantage of the last weekend of MONA - Museum of Old and New Art's free Music on the Lawns with a social ride from Moonah to MONA on Saturday 24 April.
Leaving Benjafield Park at 11 am ride leader Michael will follow quiet streets and river-side paths out to the museum lawns where you can stay for the afternoon or leave at about 1 pm with the group.
The ride will officially stop in Glenorchy, but if you drive to the starting point you'll be able to get back along the Intercity Cycleway. Please RSVP if you are interested.
South Hobart–Battery Point Loop
Take a rolling ramble through inner Hobart with ride leader David on Saturday 1 May, meeting at 9.15 am at the Cenotaph car park for the 2.5 hour ride.
The 21.8 km loop will head straight to South Hobart and the Rivulet Track before winding up through Dynnyrne, across Sandy Bay, and through Battery Point.
A coffee stop at Henry Jones will complete the circle, please RSVP if you think you’ll come along.
Women on Wheels ride Orielton Lagoon
The Orielton Lagoon ride is one of our most popular on our self-guided rides webpage, and the Women on Wheels crew are giving it a go on Sunday 2 May led by Frances.
The 12 km Lagoon loop is an easy Sunday morning roll where you’ll get the time to admire the birds and bushland.
Meet at 10.15 am at St Georges Anglican Church, opposite 8 Somerville St in Sorell and please RSVP if interested in coming.
Post Anzac Ride
Because Anzac Day falls on the last Sunday this month, the north-west riders are shifting their ride by one week to Sunday 2 May, heading out of Forth.
The 50 km loop will leave the Forth Recreation Ground at 11 am, head to Ulverstone via the Turners Beach shared path, then to Gawler and back to Forth via quiet country roads.
Lunch in Forth will follow so please BYO or bring some money for the bakery café, RSVP to ride leader Patrick.
E-bike coffee cruise – Cornelian to Cadburys
The e-bikers will tackle the classic Hobart ride out to Cadburys and back along the Intercity Cycleway on Thursday 6 May.
The 22 km trip is an easy ride in that it’s mostly flat and off road the whole way and as usual will involved a coffee at the boathouse when we get back.
All riders and bikes welcome (including normal bikes) and ride leader Brian is happy for people to try his e-bike along the way.
Meet at 9.45 am in the top car park at Cornelian Bay and RSVP beforehand.
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.
- Risdon Brook Dam Cruise – Saturday 8 May
- Knocklofty Knee Trembler – Saturday 15 May
- E-bike Coffee Club – Sandy Bay Scenic: Thursday 20 May
- Pipeline Track from Fern Tree – Saturday 22 May
- Tunnels and Bridges – Saturday 29 May
- North west riders – Beulah Loop: Sunday 30 May
- Seven Mile Beach to Sorell – Saturday 12 June
- North west riders– Deloraine weekend: Saturday 26 June
- North west riders – Don Latrobe: Sunday 29 August
- North west riders – Railton Sheffield Paradise: Sunday 26 September
- North west riders – Gunns Plains: Sunday 31 October
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.