Enjoy the great outdoors on your bike
Alt-Fondo: Whale of a Time – Saturday 30 July

Note: this ride has been rescheduled from 16 July to 30 July.

Starting from the Southport Jetty and finishing at the end of the southern-most road in Australia, Whale of a Time on Saturday 16 July isn’t your usual Saturday bunch ride.

Leave your road tyres at home and join us on a 62 km gravel ride past the white sandy beaches of Recherche Bay to the iconic Cockle Creek Whale Lookout and back.

South Cape Road is heavily corrugated in places, with reasonably rough gravel for several kilometres. Standard road tyres (<32mm) are highly puncture prone over this surface – Gravel/CX/XC MTB bikes are recommended.

RSVP to ride leader Logan:

Forth Valley Loop – Sunday 31 July

The north-west riders are tackling a 52 km loop out of Ulverstone through the Forth Valley on Sunday 31 July.

Meet ride leader Steve at the Otto’s Grotto car park in Dial Street at 10.15 am for the ride which will take shared paths, quiet country roads and short stretches on busier roads.

Easier options can be worked out on the day which avoid much of the 600 m ascent or length of ride. This ride will suit all types of bikes but you’ll need a reasonable level of fitness or an electric bike. Please RSVP via

Ebike Coffee Cruise: The Queens Domain – Thursday 4 August

An easy 9.3 km ride to help people enjoy an e-bike and discover the paths to and through the Queens Domain on Thursday 4 August.

Join ride leader Di at 9.45 am at Brooke Street Pier to head up around the waterfront to the Cenotaph and over to the Domain.

There will be coffee afterwards in town, but please RSVP if you’d like to come in case of cancellation:

Alt-Fondo Round 3: Arm End – Saturday 6 August

This 87 km trip to the end of the Arm on Saturday 6 August will appeal to those confident riders who like to travel at the 23–28 km/h pace.

Join rider leader Logan at the Hobart Cenotaph at 8.15 am to head to Arm End and back on a combination of flats, rolling climbs and coastal views, which means there’s something for everyone.

There will be a coffee stop back in town at the end of the ride, around 12 noon but please RSVP in case of cancellation.  

Extended Tranmere Trundle – Saturday 6 August

If the Alt-Fondo route seems like too much of a good thing, you might be interested in the 31 km Tranmere Trundle.

Join ride leader David A at 9.45 am at Simmons Park car park for this moderate ride with a few hills and a good down-hill or two, mostly along the Clarence Foreshore Trail, but going as far as Tranmere and above.

There’s time for morning tea at Pindos Park so bring a drink and snack, and there will be a lunch stop on the way back at a cafe .


Domain Quadruple Loop – Saturday 13 August

The Domain Quadruple Loop ride on Saturday 13 August is a great way to get to know the roads and paths on the Queens Domain in Hobart and try riding on the road in a group.

Join ride leader Greg at 9.15 am at the Cenotaph car park for the 18 km of paths and roads on the Domain, followed by a larger outer loop on the roads. If you don’t want go on the road you can always return via the cycleway.

There will also be time for a cuppa and chat at the Botanic Gardens or Cornelian Bay. RSVP via  

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.

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.

COVID-19 guidelines

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. 
  • Please have a mask handy if you intend to finish with coffee or snack with other riders.

People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose or are in mandated isolation.