Tassie Bike News Bites
Lunch celebrates our Tassie volunteers

We are celebrating the contribution of our volunteers with a pizza lunch on Sunday 20 June at Legacy Park on the Queens Domain and ride beforehand around the Domain tracks and roads.

Our volunteers run our free social rides program and bicycle valet parking, as well as counting bikes on Super Tuesday and other days, helping out with our Ride2School and Ride2Uni programs, Bike Week and other events.

If you have done any volunteering over the past year or have dropped off but would like to get involved again, please RSVP to Dorothy to come to the lunch at

E-scooters are coming, check them out

Launceston and Hobart councils have opened an expression of interest process for companies wanting to deliver shared micromobility options in both cities and next Wednesday 23 June they will be in Hobart to showcase their e-scooters. 

SuperPedestrian is offering Bicycle Network members and supporters the chance to see how its e-scooters operate at 5.30 pm on the Wednesday at Red Square in Evans Street, Hobart. 

The government hasn't made a decision yet on exactly where the shared scooters will be allowed, but it's possible they will be permitted on cycle infrastructure. 

Some of the companies bidding for the trial also operate shared e-bikes which we are encouraging them to include in their trial bids. 

Hobart Council to formalise & re-align Sly Grog Track

Hobart City Council has voted to re-align the Sly Grog Track between the Dorney House and Nicholas fire trails in Sandy Bay so that it is suitable for people walking and riding.

People have been riding the track, which hasn’t been designed for it and caused erosion and damage which has led to environmental and safety concerns.

The council is realigning the 260 metre track of average 27% gradient to a 1040 metre track of average 6% gradient to fix the problems but to also provide MTB riders with a useful network link to deter illegal track building.

Council committee urged to reject Pinnacle Rd closure

City of Hobart staff are recommending the Hobart Council reject a petition requesting regular closures of the Pinnacle Road due to cost and safety concerns.

A petition signed by 1320 people was presented to the council in July 2020 following the closure of the road during the COVID-19 lockdown and its use by people walking and riding.

It called for closure of the road once a month to allow families, the elderly and others to experience the area without the noise and danger of traffic.

The Parks Committee considered the matter on Thursday 10 June and the full council will debate it on Monday 21 June.

Rotary donates bike tools in Clarence

Bellerive Rotary has donated two new bike repair stations in the Clarence Council area at popular riding sites: the Foreshore Trail at Kangaroo Bay and the Clarence MTB Park.

The bike tool and pumps are useful for fixing little niggles on bikes or unexpected flats and include allan keys, screw drivers, spanners and tyre levers.

Hobart Active Travel Committee wants community rep

The Hobart City Council’s Active Travel Committee is looking for a new community representative to join its day-time meetings, six times a year.

If you live or ride through Hobart and want to see better conditions for people riding, here’s your chance to put your views forward.

Send a brief resume and letter outlining why you want to join the committee to Chief Executive Officer Kelly Grigsby at before 30 June 2021.