Social rides - Tasmania
We’ve got plenty of pre-Christmas free social rides to keep you busy this month before the traditional slow-down, with a mix of mountainous thigh testers, easy e-bike rides and scenic gravel paths.
A day's ride to New Norfolk, a cruisy e-bike cruise up the Queens Domain, an exploration of eastern shore bush tracks and Intercity Cycleway are all included in upcoming social rides.
Our e-bike coffee cruise social rides are back on the Hobart calendar and we've got another eastern shore adventures coming up at the end of the month.
Our north-west riders are giving people a taste of the Tasmanian Trail on Sunday 25 October with a 35 km ride between Railton to Sheffield and then on to Paradise.
A Ride2Uni pilot program, Burnie traffic school idea, new bike parking in Hobart schools, a new shared path in Freycinet National Park, and Queenstown MTB progress all feature in this edition of Bike News Bites.
Our Seniors Week activities this year include two free social rides and an online forum all about e-bikes to help more people stay riding for longer.
As spring well and truly settles in we have two rides in coming weeks that appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Hobart with Women on Wheels taking to the mountain and a Sunday ride out to Cremorne.
We’ve got a couple of new riding routes coming up south of Hobart in our social rides program, and a stickybeak at the new Latrobe to Ambleside coastal pathway project, as well as popular Hobart rides.
Tasmanians got a rain-free day to Park it for the Planet but still had to rug up against a chilly winter wind on Wednesday 26 August to help build the 5 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions.
With rain washing out a couple of our recent social rides we’re crossing our fingers that the next few weekends dry up as we’ve got some great rides coming up, including our monthly Women on Wheels ride on Sunday 6 September celebrating Womens Health Week 7–11 September.
Park it for the Planet preparatory rides, Kangaroo Bay hop-off rides and Gunns Plains all feature in our upcoming social rides with August hitting a possible record of 15 rides offered throughout the month and it’s not over yet!
Our social ride leaders are putting on a jam-packed August schedule of rides for people to get ready to #parkitfortheplanet on Wednesday 26 August.
In the next few weeks we’ve got western shore and eastern shore rides in Hobart, a ride out of the beautiful village of Forth and the start of monthly Women on Wheels rides.
We've got three social rides coming up in July in the south, with two exploring Hobart's eastern shore.
After being limited to riding with one other person for months our social ride leaders have burst out of the gates with two rides already held and three more in the offing this month.
The move into stage 2 of COVID-19 restrictions means we can start up small group social rides, with the first this Sunday out of Ulverstone.
A new self-guided ride explores the hills of West Hobart, Lenah Valley and Mt Stuart with stops at Knocklofty Reserve and Acanthe Park.
Our volunteer ride leaders are busy coming up with self-guided riding routes for our members-only and public RidewithGPS pages, and the latest to go online is the two- or three-day Pelverata–Cygnet–Channel Tour.
Sharing your solo ride photos, MTB news, Bicycle Network offices shut and more destinations floated for north-west coast pathway make up this fortnight's Tassie Bike News Bites.
With our free social rides being called off and people working from home or no longer working due to COVID-19, the one thing you can still do is go for a ride on your own.
The Bike Week plethora of social rides on offer is no longer, but our north-west riders can’t stay idle for long and have organised a Spent Loops ride for their regular last Sunday of the month outing.
The 20th anniversary year for Tasmanian Bike Week has been one of our best, with good attendance at events and great coverage in local media.
This year is the 20th Tasmanian Bike Week, which is a good time to reflect on why we need “days” and “weeks” to draw attention to something.
Our North-West Riders Group are tackling the rolling hills south of Cooee this month, with the Yolla to West Takone ride on Sunday 23 February.
2020 is shaping up to be the biggest Bike Week in a few years with heaps of rides and events around the state and Bicycle Network offering several social rides.
The annual Women on Wheels bicycle ride turns 20 this year and we are celebrating with a new central Hobart location and choice of three routes to get you spinning on Sunday 1 March.
The Surges Bay Touring Taster is the first social ride to come out of the new Bicycle Network Tasmania bike touring group on the weekend 15–16 February.
Our popular Pipeline ride is back for a post-Christmas, pre-new year spin, helping you get back into riding fitness after any festive indulgences and ready to face a new decade on Sunday 29 December.
Our North-West riders are avoiding the Christmas rush by holding their festive season ride on Sunday 29 December this year.
One of our most popular social rides is back for another spin on Wednesday 13 November when our e-bike riders head to MONA for a tasty treat.
The Hobart E-bike Expo is back at the Regatta Grounds on Sunday 24 November, with a few new shops and manufacturers joining the meet.
E-Bike riders will be showing Hobartians how to get into the Christmas spirit this year at the Hobart Pageant on Saturday 16 November.
There is so much to see at this year’s Open House Hobart that we’ve put together a free social ride that takes in the major sites as part of a cycling tour on Saturday 9 November. We can only accept a maximum of 15 people on the ride as it includes booked tours so get [...]
The stunning north-west coast and bucolic farm vistas form the backdrop of our Wynyard–Somerset social ride on Sunday 27 October.
We’re heading to Royal Park in Launceston for our first ever E-bike Expo on Sunday 27 October featuring e-bike sellers from the north and north-west of the state.
Our favourite Seniors Week rides are back on Wednesday 16 October: E-bike Coffee Club goes to MONA and Ulverstone - Berry Patch Ride and Feast.
The North-East Wineries Tour takes in Tasmania’s premier wineries and vineyards and can be ridden over three to four days or in discrete sections.
There’s something for everyone in our Sprent ride on Sunday 25 August, with loops within loops to cater to four different routes.
A week-long riding/camping trip of Bruny is being organised for 18–23 August for anyone who enjoys a laid-back cycling pace or wants to get a taste of bicycle touring life.
Our north-west riders’ group like to mix it up with multi-day rides and this time they are heading to Mole Creek for the weekend 27–28 July and everyone’s invited.
Our Don to Latrobe social ride on Sunday 30 June is the chance to tackle a longer ride without too many hills to slow you down.
It’s Volunteer Week on 20–26 May and we’ll be celebrating with a drink and nibbles on Hobart’s waterfront following the Macquarie Point Open Day on Saturday 25 May.
The North-West Riders Group is taking in Penguin and Ulverstone on Sunday 26 May from 11 am, and we'll be providing bike valet parking at the football in Hobart on 18 May.
The choice of a long or short ride from the Burnie Yacht Club on Sunday 28 April and an exploration of new Hobart paths and bridge on Wednesday 1 May.
There’s a new bridge and short bike path in Hobart, and if you haven’t tried them out yet we’ve got a ride for you with views fit for a queen.
The Shearwater Loop ride is an easy 28 km, leaving at 11 am on Sunday 31 March.
Three social rides are coming up in the next two weeks, one to highlight the role of physical activity in managing pain, a Pipeline at night ride and a family ride to Taste the World in Moonah.
Bike Week 2019 is done and dusted, with thanks to all the volunteers who organised events and the people who came along.
Pedal Power e-bike trial sessions are now open for bookings at www.bicyclenetworktasmania.com.au
Our premier Bike Week ride, Women on Wheels, is heading to Sorell this year for an easy trip around the scenic Orielton Lagoon on Sunday 3 March.
The number of our self-guided bicycle route maps are growing, with recent additions covering Orielton Lagoon and the new Margate to Snug shared path.
We are easing into the new year with our first social ride offering: the 18 km Ridgley Loops ride on Sunday 27 January.
Bicycle Network is providing valet bike parking at the Taste of Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes cricket matches over summer.
Celebrate Christmas with a cycle along the coast on Sunday 23 December to the Berry Patch in Turners Beach – festive season decorations mandatory!
Our social rides in the next few weeks are designed to help new e-bike riders navigate inner city Hobart and explore Hobart’s rail heritage. On Wednesday 5 December our e-bike coffee club is going to ride a 10km loop through the city up to North Hobart, Lenah Valley, West Hobart and back to Collins [...]
We’re celebrating the Open House Hobart weekend with a free social ride on Saturday 10 November that will take in some of the best sites, as well as parking poles at popular addresses.
We’ve got the state covered this month, with social rides at the Living Well in Clarence festival and new northern self-guided routes added to our Ride with GPS Ambassador page. The Clarence festival is on Saturday 3 November at the Rosny Library and is all about enjoying what the area offers, including its great foreshore [...]
Bicycle Network has a busy October coming up with involvement in the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, West Hobart Road Safety Awareness lunch and a social ride in Port Sorell.
We’ve got two rides on offer to celebrate Seniors Week 2018: E-bike Coffee and Cake Ride to MONA on Monday 15 October and Berry Patch feast on Tuesday 16 October.
The Claude Road and Tazmazia ride heads past Mt Roland starting and ending in Sheffield on Sunday 23 October.