Ride2Work breakfast is back! (fingers crossed)

After missing last year due to COVID-19 we are bringing the Hobart Ride2Work Day breakfast back on Wednesday 10 November, but around the corner at the front of Brooke Street Pier.

Bike riders have taken to the new ferry trial, with some services regularly meeting the 15 bike capacity and more people locking their bikes up at Bellerive.

But there is room for more people to ride and take advantage of either taking their bike on board or locking it up for the day.

That’s why we are setting up in front of Brooke Street Pier this year instead of the usual Mawsons Place location to highlight the benefits of riding to the ferry.

We are also running a Commuter Challenge again, this time from Bellerive to show how much better and often quicker it is to ride a bicycle to get to work, with one rider taking the ferry and the other taking the bridge.

Breakfast details

If you ride to work, please drop by between 7.30 am and 9.00 am on your way to work and have a chat to other bike riders and our volunteers. We’ll have some bike parking rails set up while you get yourself a croissant, smoothie or coffee.

As per our COVID-19 plan we are asking everyone to check in, sanitise their hands, and keep socially distanced. We have the space immediately in front of the Brooke Street Pier building booked but will need to keep the footpaths clear for other people walking through.

This year we’ve again had great support from the City of Hobart and TasPorts with sponsorship and from Derwent Ferries who are doing their best to accommodate bikes within the trial and spread the word.

Volunteers needed

Because of the new requirements for COVID-19 we need a few more volunteers to help us out this year with the usual fun jobs like photography and the Commuter Challenge.

If you can spare two hours between 7 and 9 am to fill one of the following roles at the breakfast, or if you can take part in the Commuter Challenge please email  

  1. Instructing people to check in using the QR code or manual sign-in, and to keep 1.5 m distance from others – throughout the event.
  2. Disinfecting pens used by people to sign In the Loop and manual check in sheets, wiping down table every 15 minutes, handing out coffee tokens.
  3. Handing out croissants and wiping down table every 15 minutes.
  4. Running the smoothie bike station and disinfecting the handlebars and jug between each user. This involves filling up the jug with ingredients for each user and pouring out smoothies into cups.
  5. Taking good quality photos of the breakfast and participants to be used in In the Loop, Facebook and website.
  6. Travelling from Kangaroo Bay to Brooke Street Pier as part of the Commuter Challenge – we are particularly looking for someone to catch a bus, drive a car or ride over the bridge (we already have our motorbike rider and bicycle riders). Drivers are required to park in an all-day car park (as they would for a normal work day) and then get to the breakfast.