Get moving in spring with a social ride

The social rides this fortnight are a great mix of longer and shorter rides if you've been hibernating over winter and need some incentive to get active again. There is also a practice run around the route for the Cygnet Cycling Festival’s family ride on 5 November.

Pawleena Penna Circuits – Saturday 24 September

The Pawleena Penna Circuits on Saturday 24 September is a scenic ride on unsealed quiet roads and off-road paths – you can do one or both loops.

Join ride leader David A at 9.45 am at the Sorell Woolworths car park for the first 17 km loop on road to Pawleena with a bit of a climb. You can finish there or also do the easier 13 km loop on bike paths around Orielton Lagoon.

There will be coffee/lunch afterwards in Sorell, please RSVP online in case of cancellation.

Burnie–Glance Creek Loop – Sunday 25 September

The 28 km Burnie–Glance Creek Loop on Sunday 25 September is a perfect ride for hill lovers, with a 540 m ascent.

Meet ride leader Jan at the Burnie Yacht Club car park at 10.45 am for the to head out on paths through to Fern Glade and then country roads to Stowport.

There will be a shorter, flatter option available on the day but please get in contact with Jan if you’d like more details. RSVP online via

Ebike Coffee Cruise: Lutana–Moonah Loop – Thursday 6 October

This fortnight’s Ebike Coffee Cruise on Thursday 6 October is an easy 14 km taking in New Town and Moonah and the potential Lutana Link.

Meet ride leader Di at the Cenotaph car park at 9.45 am to head along the Intercity Cycleway then via quiet streets through Lutana and over the disused rail bridge that could be turned into a shared pathway, and back to the cycleway.

There will be a stop for coffee in Moonah on the way back. Please RSVP online so you can be contacted in case of cancellation.

Cygnet Wattle Grove Loop – Sunday 9 October

Get ready for the Cygnet Cycling Festival on 5 November by joining an easy-going 27 km social ride which follows a similar route up into hills around Cygnet with views of the Huon River.

Meet ride leaders Maryanne and David A at the Cygnet Town Hall car park at 10.15 am for the loop out of Cygnet to Petcheys Bay, then around the coast road and back to Cygnet for a coffee.

Please RSVP online and note that some of the route is on gravel roads so you’ll need wider tyres. The Cygnet Cycling Festival is being held on 5 November

Upcoming rides & events

Social rides are featured in each edition of In the Loop, but if you want more notice visit our social rides calendar, which is regularly updated.

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 compliant with government directions:

  • 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. 
  • Please have a mask handy if you intend to finish with coffee or snack with other riders.
  • 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.