A dirt road extends to a mountain in the distance flanked by wattle trees in bloom and grassy verges with a cloudy sky.
Country rides continue through April

Our social ride leaders continue to get out of town to enjoy autumn via the bike, and the north-west riders are heading out of Wynyard for this month’s ride.

Agrarian Kitchen to Lachlan – Sunday 16 April

Rides that include delicious lunch choices are some of the best. Join ride leader David on Sunday 16 April to enjoy a 22km ride from New Norfolk to Myrtle Falls and back for lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen café.

Meet at 9.45am at the front of Agrarian Kitchen, 11a The Avenue, to ride about 250m through Lachlan to the falls for morning tea, before enjoying the quick downhill return. There are some sections of gravel road wide tyres are advised on bikes.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Apsley Bothwell Country Loop – Saturday 22 April

The Apsley Bothwell Loop on Saturday 22 April is 44km long and has a steep section in the middle, but you’ve get plenty of time to warm up before you start climbing.

Meet ride leaders Jack and Brian at 10.45am at the park in Queen Street in Bothwell to take the Dennistoun Road north, branching off at Woodspring Road and looping down and around Den Hill Reserve.

Some riders are also camping at the Bothwell Caravan Park on the Friday and Saturday nights, please RSVP in case of ride cancellation or to coordinate camping via

Sandfly Colliery Tramway track from Pelverata – Sunday 30 April

A little bit of history is mixed in with this 27km ride along the old Sandfly Colliery tramway on Sunday 30 April.

Meet ride leader David at 9.45am at the hall at 1239 Pelverata Road to head to Kaoota via Pelverata Road where the route will branch onto the track. The track can get muddy and is a little bumpy, so make sure you’re dressed in long tough pants and have appropriate tyres.

After the ride the group will head to Margate for a coffee or lunch, please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Wynyard north-west riders – Sunday 30 April

Wynyard is the starting point for the monthly north-west ride on Sunday 30 April, with the route options of 20–25km or a shorter and less hilly 18km route. 

Meet ride leader Keith at Gutteridge Gardens car park ready to ride at 11am on quiet country roads, following a loop out towards Lower Mount Hicks and back to Wynyard.

BYO lunch afterwards in the gardens and please RSVP in case of cancellation via 

Upcoming rides & events
  • Extended Tranmere Trundle – Sunday 14 May
  • Pawleena Penna Circuits– Sunday 28 May
  • Penguin – Sunday 28 May
  • Cambridge Park Loop – Sunday 11 June
  • Deloraine weekend – Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 June
  • Turners Beach – Sunday 30 July
  • Ulverstone – Sunday 27 August
  • Gunns Plains – Sunday 24 September
  • Riana – Sunday 29 October
  • Shearwater–Moriarty–Sassafras circuit – Sunday 26 November
  • Burnie Fernglade – Sunday 31 December

Bicycle Network Tasmania accredits Social Ride Leaders and requires anyone interested in leading rides to be accredited. 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.

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 1.5m to 2m 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.