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The City of Hobart will close Pinnacle Road to The Springs on Tuesday 11 May and above The Springs until Friday 14 May for road maintenance so there will be no access but all tracks will stay open.

Also in mountain biking news, Wellington Trust is surveying riders about their use of the Bracken Lane Fire Trail with the aim of introducing a 6-month trial to improve user safety: Fill out the survey online.  

Regatta Ground car park work halves space

The City of Hobart is starting work this week on sealing and formalising the Regatta Grounds/Cenotaph car park, including a link through to the cycleway, and the work won't finish until December.

There will be changes to parking and path access throughout the work on weekdays between 7 am and 4.30 pm, and only about half of current parking will be available during construction.

A couple of days of work near the gym equipment at the start of the cycleway is scheduled to happen this month, which will mean a small detour for riders getting on and off the cycleway.

NE Rail Trail appeal hearing set

The Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal will hear an appeal against the approval of the development application for the North East Rail Trail extension on Friday 7 May.

The tribunal has already made a decision about the grounds of appeal: and so the full hearing will concentrate on whether Dorset Council adequately considered stormwater run-off and pollution in its application.

NE Rail Trail working bee

And while the appeal happens, Scottsdale Rotary are getting on with looking after the existing trail with a working bee and BBQ on Sunday 16 May.

The working bee will cut back vegetation and improve the path surface so if you can spare a few hours contact Malcolm Cowan 0417 573 991 or email

Tassie bicycle touring options

Many of us are still holidaying at home, so if you’re looking for somewhere to ride check out our Ambassador routes maps and ideas, and if you’re a Bicycle Network member you also get the audio prompts.

And if you want to ride but don’t want to worry about the logistics, Eudaimonia Cycling Tours have just released their tours for the rest of the year covering the Huon and Meander valleys, Bruny Island, the west coast and their annual Tour of Tasmania.

UTAS student looking for riders for club

University of Tasmania student Xun Jin Wong is investigating whether there are enough riders on the three campuses to start the university's first bike riding club.

He's asking people who currently ride or intend to ride to UTAS to register as a bike rider online before 19 May via

For more info about the register and transport at UTAS contact:

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