Colder weather can turn some people off going for a ride but as long as you rug up right winter rides can be a delight with crisp mornings, soft light and camaraderie with your fellow riders. Our volunteer ride leaders are still coming up with rides, so check out what’s on offer over the next few weeks and being planned in the months ahead.
Moonah Mountain Moaner
It’s only 22 km, but the Moonah Mountain Moaner ride with leader David on Saturday 5 June will test your legs and heart as it traverses some of the steeper climbs north of Hobart.
Meet at 9.15 am at the Cenotaph car park* for the easy start along the Intercity Cycleway before starting to climb up and down through the Moonah hills before heading back along the cycleway.
This ride is suitable for riders experienced with steep hills who have good strength or an e-bike, good control, low gearing, working brakes and wider tyres to deal with dirt and grass tracks.
Please RSVP in case of cancellation and there will be a coffee stop along the way or at the end of the ride.
Seven Mile Beach to Sorell
The Seven Mile to Sorell ride on Saturday 12 June is a good one for experienced and less experienced riders exploring quiet roads and paths around Orielton Lagoon.
The 29 km route has water views for most of its length and will suit most types of bikes, with a stop for coffee afterwards at the Seven Mile Beach shop at around 12 noon.
Meet at the Seven Mile Beach playground car park at 8.45 am, but please RSVP to ride leader David 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.
- North west riders– Deloraine weekend: Saturday 26 June
- Margate to Coningham– Saturday 10 July
- North west riders – Don Latrobe: Sunday 29 August
- North west riders – Railton Sheffield Paradise: Sunday 26 September
- Seniors on E-bikes– Wednesday 13 October
- 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.
- People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose.