Tassie Bike News Bites
Next piece of coastal pathway falls into place

Central Coast Council has lodged a development application for the next section of Coastal Pathway from Beecroft Point in Penguin to Hogarth Road in Sulphur Creek.

The width of the 5.7 km asphalt path will vary between 2.5 and 3 metres depending on space available.

You can view the plans online before 19 July and make a representation by emailing or delivering your comments to PO Box 220, Ulverstone, Tasmania 7315, or

Works close Foreshore Trail at Rosny

Clarence City Council is closing the Foreshore trail between Rosny Esplanade Park and Balaka Street for 3 months from 14 July.

Two other sections of trail on either side, which have been closed for widening and improvement of the trail are due to open in coming weeks. Once the work is done the trail around Rosny Bluff will be wider and converted to concrete.

Kingborough BUG meets face to face

The newly formed Kingborough Bicycle Users Group is meeting in person on Friday 16 July and is welcoming all local bike riders to come along and help set the direction of the group.

If you are interested, head to Blackmans Bay Hall at 24 Ocean Esplanade, just before 7.30 pm and sign up to the contact list on KBUG’s website.  

Ride leaders wanted in north-west

Our North-West Riders group are training up new leaders to deliver their monthly rides and there are still a few spare spaces for riders who may be interested.

The training will take place on Sunday 25 July at St Pauls Church hall, Church Street, East Devonport from 10 am until about 1 pm and is free as long as you intend to volunteer on the Bicycle Network social rides. A loop ride through to Wesley Vale and Latrobe will follow the training.

If you are interested in joining, contact Roger at

Roadworks on the Domain

The City of Hobart is building a roundabout at the Upper Domain and Cleary’s Gate roads intersection where the mountain bike and joggers loop begins, starting on 27 July.

The work shouldn’t interfere with your ability to access either of the paths.

New MTB trails for kunanyi foothills

There’s one day left to make comment on new mountain trails proposed for the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

The Rocky Wheel’n and Free Wheel’n trails would close the gap in the network between Bracken Lane fire trail and Shoobridge Bend, allowing riders to access the North South Track from Fern Tree or South Hobart, with one being dual direction for walkers/runners and MTB  uphill and the other as a MTB only downhill.

While the new Skid Road trail will connect the Main Fire and Middle Island Fire trails and provide access for all users and MTB riders uphill only, so that the informal Upper Luge trail can be converted to a downhill MTB track only.

The plans are PLN-21-302 at 100 Pinnacle Rd, Mt Wellington and can be found at – you can fill out an online form to make your representation or email it by 11.59 pm to