Asphalt off ride path with centre line painted in the foreground with Bowen Bridge crossing over the River Derwent in the background.
Birds and bikes mix in Otago Bay ride

History and nature lovers will be catered for in a new ride out to Otago Bay on Thursday 17 August. The rid includes stops at a wrecked barque and a bird reserve, and history lovers can get a second dose on the Charles Darwin Trail ride on Saturday 12 August.  

Cygnet Wattle Grove Loop – Sunday 6 August

The 27km Cygnet loop on Sunday 6 August offers views hills, farms, bush and coastal views all wrapped up in one ride.

Meet ride leader David at 10.15am at the free car park behind the Town Hall. The first leg is the steepest and includes a climb up Wattle Grove Road, but it soon descends to the Huon River and the scenic Cygnet Coast Road, then heads along Lymington Road into town for coffee or lunch.

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Charles Darwin Trail – Saturday 12 August

The 12.7km Charles Darwin Trail on Saturday 12 August is a great ride for history buffs or for those seeking unrushed riding on quiet roads and easy tracks.

Meet ride leader Brian at 9.45am at the Kangaroo Bay car park. The loop includes a section of solid sandstone bush track in Waverly Park, the popular Clarence foreshore trail and a visit to the Bellerive Bluff historic site. The ride finishes with a coffee in Bellerive, please RSVP in case of cancellation via

E-bike Coffee Club: Bowen Bridge–Otago Bay Loop – Thursday 17 August

The 24km e-bike ride on Thursday 17 August is one for bird watchers and includes a visit to the Otago shorebird reserve, which marks the halfway point.

Meet ride leader Di at 9.45am at the Cenotaph car park. The group will ride via paths and quiet streets to Goodwood and over the Bowen Bridge to the wreck of the Barque Otago and the reserve.

The return leg will be via the Interctiy Cycleway and a lunch stop at Baked in Moonah. RSVP in case of cancellation via

Wednesday morning TBUG rides
  • 9 August: Westbury–Whitemore–Black Lane, meet 9.45am at the sport ground in Franklin Street. 40km
  • 16 August: Exeter to Bridgenorth, meet 9.45am at the Information Centre at 81 Main Rd. 31km
  • 23 August: Westbury to Reedy Marsh, meet 9.45am at the sports ground in Franklin Street. 45km
Upcoming rides & events

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. You don't have to be super fit or into competitive riding, our rides are a mixed bag depending on the interests of our ride leaders. They offer everything from short 1-2 hour rides with stops along the way to day-long excursions.

COVID-19 guidelines

Our social rides leaders follow a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:

  • Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 metre 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. 
  • 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.