A woman and man stand next to bicycles on a dirt path high on a cliff looking out over a forested valley.
Bike Week rides rolling out in March

Get ready for Bike Week by picking which social ride you’re going to join to celebrate between 5 and 12 March! Take your pick between Launceston and Hobart region rides galore.  

Mystery Lunch Ride Friday 17 February

If you want to spice up your lunchtime with a puzzle to solve, join ride leaders Brian and Jack on their mystery ride on Friday 17 February.

The 46 km ride will start at the Kangaroo Bay car park at 9.30 am but where you will be going will be the mystery as only the ride leaders will know the route. The only clue they are giving is that you will be noshing at a posh restaurant for lunch.

Please RSVP via

E-bike Coffee Club: Derwent Ferry to Seven Mile Beach ‘n back – Saturday 18 February

The e-bike coffee club is taking advantage of the summer ferry service on Saturday 18 February with a 45.5 km ride to Seven Mile Beach.

Meet ride leader Di at Brooke St Pier in time to catch the 10am ferry – eastern shore riders can meet the group at the Bellerive terminal.

The ride will follow quieter streets (some bike lanes marked) to Hobart Airport and then try out the new path alongside the highway to get to the beach for a drink and snack (BYO or buy from the store) before returning in time for the 2 pm ferry.

RSVP in case of cancellation via 

Knocklofty Kneetrembler – Sunday 19 February

The 26 km Knocklofty Kneetrembler loop around Hobart is a great workout for people who like to ride up hills, with three rises to tackle in Knocklofty Reserve, Mt Stuart and Lenah Valley Road.

Meet ride leader David at 10 am for a 10.15 am start at the Cenotaph car park on McVilly Drive, for the mixture tracks, roads and steep climbs. You will need a bike with low gearing or electric assist and tyres wide enough for gravel paths.

RSVP in case of cancellation, and there will be a coffee stop along the way.

Lindisfarne Hills – Saturday 25 February

Lindisfarne Hills is a short but challenging ride on Saturday 25 February, tackling steep rises on unsealed surfaces over 12 km.

Meet ride leader Brian at Currency Café, 6 Hume Street, at 10 am for a bracing coffee before heading off on the loop on sealed roads and unsealed tracks, before heading back for lunch.

Ride suits e-bikes with wide tyres or hybrid or mountain bikes. Please RSVP in case of cancellation:

E-bike Coffee Cruise: Scenic route to Moonah – Thursday 2 March

This easy 13 km route around Moonah is a great way to meet other e-bike riders, build confidence and enjoy a coffee and snack together.

Meet ride leader Di at 9.45 am at the Cornelian Bay car park for the journey north along quiet streets and paths to Moonah and then the return along the Intercity Cycleway.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation:

Pipeline Track from Fern tree or Hamlet – Sunday 5 March

The Pipeline Track is a favourite of ours as it gives people a taste of rougher riding in beautiful areas, you can join ride leader Dorothy on Sunday 5 March to give it a go.

Meet at the Fern Tree Tavern car park at 9.45 am to ride the 25 km along the unsealed track that has a few bumpy bits so bring a bike with wide tyres, followed by a coffee afterwards.

If you want a more challenging ride then meet Dorothy outside Hamlet at 9 am to ride up the Rivulet path and Strickland Avenue.

RSVP via

Classic & Retro Bike Show at Longford – Sunday 5 March

This is not a formal ride but people are encouraged to head to the Longford Village Green on Latour Street on Sunday 5 March with a classic bike and head over the road to take it for a turn around the velodrome.

BYO picnic lunch, setting up between 10 am and 2 pm and special mention for riders who dress in the same period as their classic bicycle!

International Womens Day Hobart ride – Wednesday 8 March

This isn’t a formal social ride, but ride leader Di is intending to go for a ride to mark International Womens Day and you are welcome to join her or go on your own ride on Wednesday 8 March.

A US rider has set up a Facebook group where she encourages women to post pictures of their rides on the day, and it’s well worth it to see the variety of riders and conditions women encounter around the world.

Di is riding from Brooke Street Pier to Truganini Reserve in Taroona, if you’d like to join her let her know via:

Ranelagh River Ride – Thursday 9 March

Enjoy the picturesque Huon River on Thursday 9 March on the 27 km ride along both sides, followed by coffee/lunch at the magnificent Summer Kitchen Bakery.

Join ride leader Jack at 9.45 am a the Village Green in Wilmot Road to head out on mostly sealed roads, with one section of gravel road, passing through Judbury, Glen Huon and Huonville.

RSVP in case of cancellation via

River to Mountain: Friday Bike Week pub lunch – Friday 10 March

The first half of this 31 km ride up to Fern Tree will get you working for your lunch on Friday 10 March with a climb up 446 metres.

Meet ride leader Maryanne at the Cornelian Bay upper car park at 10.15 am to head through the city and up the Rivulet Path and Strickland Avenue to the Fern Tree Tavern for lunch (you can also BYO your own lunch as there is a park over the road).

Return via the same route, please RSVP in case of cancellation:

Launceston History Ride – Friday 10 March

The History Ride on Friday 10 March is only a short 13 km but it’s all about getting to the Ravenswood bike museum and enjoying the intriguing collection.

Meet ride leader Marion at 9.45 am at the Silo Hotel car park to head out on quiet roads and paths to the museum and a more direct route back along paths most of the way.

The group will have lunch back at the Silo Hotel, RSVP in case of cancellation via

Bromptons Rally: Bike Week – Saturday 11 March

Have you got one of the iconic Brompton folding bikes? If so, here’s your chance to show it off to other owners on the Bromptons Rally on Saturday 11 March.

Meet ride leader Di at 9.45 am the McVilly Drive start of the Intercity Cycleway for the 23 km return trip to MONA for coffee and a snack.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Other Launceston region rides:

TBUG Wednesday ride 8 March – Hazelbrae to Bracknell, 42 km, 9.15 am – 1 pm. Meet ride leader Mick at Hazelbrae Hagley Station Lane.

International Womens Day Ride Wednesday 8 March – 6 pm in Launceston, more details to come.

TBUG Thursday night ride 9 March – meet rider leader Di at Park Street entrance at Royal Park, 5.45–7 pm, for a 10–15 km ride around Launceston’s trails.

TBUG Bike Week night ride Saturday 11 March – 7 pm in Launceston, more details to come.

TBUC Bike Week Community Ride Sunday 12 March – 11 am, Royal Park, followed by lunch and smoothies in the park.

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.