Have fun, get active and explore Tasmania’s trails and paths on one of our free social rides
What is our social rides program?
Led by a team of supportive and experienced volunteer ride leaders, you can explore local paths, learn new shortcuts and skills, connect with fellow bike riders and most importantly have fun, on one of our free social rides.
Covering a range of interests, locations and abilities, all social rides are non-competitive and tailored to suit a small group of riders.
All you need to bring is your bike, helmet, lights, a water bottle and a small tool kit.
RSVP to one of the rides listed here and you’re good to go!
How does it work?
Tasmanian Members and Friends of Bicycle Network will receive an alert about upcoming Social Rides in each fortnight’s In The Loop bike news email update.
If you’re keen to participate in one of our social rides, simply RSVP to the ride event here. If you’ve RSVP’ed, we’ll be able to let you know if there are any changes (such as cancellation due to weather).
All social rides are categorised according to three key categories: difficulty of terrain, speed/pace and distance:
Terrain Difficulty Codes
1 – Flat
2 – Gentle grades
3 – Rolling hills
4 – Mostly rolling hills, some steep climbs
5 – Steep hills, long climbs
Pace (Average Speed) Codes
A – Leisurely (13-15 km/h)
B – Moderate (15-20 km/h)
C – Brisk to Fast (20-25 km/h)
D – Workout (25+ km/h)
Distance – in kilometres
Please note – if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.
Become a ride leader
The success of our social rides program rests on a team of dedicated volunteer ride leaders. Leading social rides is a great way to meet new people, commit yourself to regular exercise, have company on your favourite rides, and do your bit to help build the local bike riding community.
If you’re interested in becoming a social ride leader, please contact the Social Rides Coordinator.
Please note – all ride leaders must be accredited, either through another accreditation program or through Bicycle Network Tasmania. Once you’ve registered your interest, we’ll contact you to discuss your skills and interests, and keep you in touch as the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.
We’ll make every effort to ensure our organised rides are safe and supportive, however we encourage everyone to cover themselves with a Bicycle Network membership. This ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property Damage whilst riding your bike.
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