Tasmanian Bike Week

What is Bike Week?

Bike Week promotes recreational, sport and transport bicycle riding in Tasmania and aims to give people opportunities and support to ride more often.

Bicycle Network and other cycling groups organise activities and promotion during the week such as social rides, organised rides, bicycle valet parking, information pop-ups and film nights.

If you would like your event or activity included in the Bike Week calendar, contact the Tasmanian Bicycle Council.

For the full calendar of what’s on during Bike Week, visit the council’s website

Bike Week 1–8 March, 2020

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What's on in 2020

For more information about Bicycle Network’s events and to RSVP please click on the linked names in each dot point.

Sunday 1 March

  • Women on Wheels ride – Sunday 1 March, 10 am – 12 pm, at The Long House, Macquarie Point. This year is the 20th birthday and we’ll have three routes to match your experience, including a short family ride. Check out the webpage for warm-up rides in the lead-up to the big ride. $10 for Bicycle Network members and children, $15 non-members. 

Tuesday 3 March

  • Super Tuesday bicycle count – Tuesday 3 March, 7–9 am, metropolitan Hobart. Volunteers can direct $60 payment to group of their choice or reduce their membership cost. 
  • Kangaroo Bay to Tranmere return – free social ride, Tuesday 3 March, 9.45 am, Kangaroo Bay playground car park along the Foreshore Trail with optional coffee in Bellerive Village.

Wednesday 4 March

  • E-bike Coffee Cruise – Bicycle Network free social ride, 10am – 12.30pm, Salmanca Place to the Picnic Basket in Taroona and return, this is a fair weather ride so plse RSVP.

Friday 6 March

  • SWAG Family: Australia by Bike – Friday 6 March, 7 pm, Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay. $15 adults, $5 under 16s. In 2019 the Hughes family rode 14 000 km around Australia, come hear their stories of generosity, fun, perseverance and grit that will challenge your view of the classic Australian road trip.
  • Sandy Bay Commute – Bicycle Network free social ride, 7.15am for 7.30 start, Trugannini car park, Channel Hwy, Taroona, into the city via Battery Point. A good one for people thinking of commuting but not sure of routes or other tips.

Saturday 7 March

  • Splash to the Bluff family ride – free social ride, Saturday 7 March, Splash Aquatic Centre Devonport, easy 7-9km ride to Devonport Bluff and Neptune’s Statue. 11 am. 
  • Richmond-Campania Country Roll – free social ride, Saturday 7 March, 9.45 am, Richmond Town Hall car park. Riding to Campania for a picnic lunch taking quiet country roads, mostly sealed, some unsealed sections.

Sunday 8 March

  • Kingborough Treasure Hunt – Sunday 8 March, Peter Murrell Reserve, Huntingfield Avenue, 2–5 pm. Free. Family friendly, suitable for mountain bikes.
  • Geilston Bay – Tranmere Foreshore Trail – free social ride, 11 am – 2.30 pm, 43 km, BYO lunch to eat at Bellerive Bluff Fort and then coffee afterwards in Lindisfarne. Start and finish at Geilston Bay Boat Club car park.

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Help us make it easier to ride

The success of Bicycle Network rests on a team of dedicated volunteers who lead social rides, organise expos, set up and staff valet parking, staff our festival stalls, count bikes and generally share their joy of riding.

If you are interested in volunteering for Bike Week or any other time of the year, please fill out our volunteer form.

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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. 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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