Social rides

Have fun, get active and explore Tasmania’s trails and paths at one of our free social rides

What is our social rides program?

Led by a team of supportive volunteer ride leaders, explore local paths, learn news 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 below and you’re good to go! 

Social rides program


What's on

All social rides are categorised according to three key categories: difficulty of terrain, speed/pace and distance.

If you’re keen to participate in one of our social rides, simply register below.

Sunday 27 August - Penguin Circuit


Ride A – West Pine Loop

24 km loop including total of 280m ascent, via Preservation, Deviation, Pine, West Pine, Davies, Nine Mile, Zig Zag and Preservation Rds.

Map & Profile

Ride B – Creamery Loop

13 km loop with total 130m ascent. Start and finish as Ride A, but short cut back down Creamery Rd.

Map & Profile

When: Aug 27, 2017 at 11am – 2pm

Where: Penguin – Lions Park, Surf Club Rd.

Google map and directions

BYO or nearby take-away lunch on return.

Organised by

Keith & Wendy Boyle

Contact: Roger Nichols · · 03 6425 9566

Wednesday 30 August - InterCity Cycleway Roll

What: An easy roll along the length of the InterCity Cycleway

When: Meet at Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf at 10:15am, to commence the ride at 10:30am.

Distance: 30km (approx. 2 hours)

Route: Starting at the Brooke Street Pier to Claremont and back again for coffee. It’s a relatively flat ride on smooth surfaces, almost entire separate from the road, with several road crossings. Map of the ride.

Experience: A good ride for inexperienced riders, any sort of bike is OK. E-bikes are welcome.

Ride leader: Matt Drake, 0419 391 629


Saturday 2 September - Pipeline Track Ride

When: 10am for a 10:15am start. Meet in the carpark of the Ferntree Tavern (680 Huon Rd
Ferntree, Tasmania 7054).

Distance: 22km (approx. 2.5 hours)

Route: A regular cruisy ride exploring the Pipeline Track on Mt Wellington, from Ferntree to Tin Cabin. Further if people are keen.

This is a gentle uphill ride along unsealed paths, all off-road, with a steady downhill run on the return leg. It is safe, with some gentle gradients and will last about two and a half hours.

We go in any weather

Bike type: Suits hybrids and mountain bikes

Ride leader: Matt Drake, 0419 391 629



Become a ride leader

The success of our social rides program relies on a team of dedicated volunteer ride leaders. Leading social rides is a great way to give back to your local bike riding community and meet new people.

If you’re interested in becoming a social ride leader, please contact us.

Please note – all ride leaders must be accredited through Bicycle Network Tasmania. Once you’ve registered your interest, we’ll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.

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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.

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