A sandstone bridge with an 1864 date in the middle crosses a river with arched spans and people in the background walking on paths.
Autumn out-of-towner rides

As we get into the beautiful settled autumn weather our social ride leaders are increasingly heading out of town to enjoy the great outdoors via bicycle. For the first time, we’ve also included planned north-west ride locations and dates for the rest of the year so you can mark your diary.

Orford Thumbs Lookout Loop – Sunday 2 April

The 30 km Orford Thumbs loop on Sunday 2 April is a cruisy coastal ride until you hit the Wielangta Road and quickly climb 400 m to the lookout!

Join ride leader David at 10.15 am outside the Wattlebanks Coastal Café for the ride south to Rheban Beach for morning tea before climbing inland to the lookout and back down to Orford for a late lunch.

Wielangta is a gravel road so no suitable for skinny tyres. RSVP in case of cancellation due to poor weather:

E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Thursday 6 April

Join ride leader Di for this quick but scenic e-bike tour of the Queens Domain on Thursday 6 April.

Meet at 9.45 am at the front of Brooke Street Pier on the Hobart waterfront to head along shared paths and over the Remembrance Bridge to the Queens Domain. There you will explore the many sealed and gravel paths to see some spectacular views over Hobart.

After just 9 km you’ll return to Brooke Street for coffee, please RSVP in case of cancellation

Backroads Richmond to Campania – Saturday 8 April

The 30 km return ride from Richmond to Campania on Saturday 1 April could be an April Fool prank, but you’ll have to turn up to find out!

Join ride leader Brian at the Richmond Tassie Link bus depot at 9.45 am to head out on quiet back roads to try and avoid the traffic.

The group will have lunch back in Richmond about 12.30 pm. Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Agrarian Kitchen to Lachlan – Sunday 16 April

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

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

Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Upcoming rides & events

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 are following 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 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.