Celebrate winter with a warming ride

As we head into the winter months there are still plenty of social rides being organised to keep you warm, including a Christmas in June celebration.

Taroona Picnic Ride – Saturday 4 June

The Taroona Picnic Ride is an easy 24 km ride down to Taroona on Saturday 4 June, although if the group feels like it they will tackled Bonnet Hill.

Join ride leader Greg at 9.15 am at the Cenotaph car park for the route via quiet roads, path and painted bike lanes to the Picnic Basket for a coffee and eats.

RSVP in case of cancellation via

Women on Wheels: Tunnels and Bridges – Sunday 5 June

Tunnels and Bridges is an easy ride designed to help women get more confidence on their bikes, so if that’s you, join the group on Sunday 5 June.

Meet ride leader Maryanne at the Cenotaph car park at 9.15 am for the 25 km ride mostly along the Intercity Cycleway and looping around the Montrose foreshore, with a detour down "secret" tunnels and bridges.

There will be a coffee stop along the way and please RSVP in case of cancellation

Extended Tranmere Trundle Friday Adventure – Friday 10 June

The Tranmere Trundle extended version on Friday 10 June is 30 km of mostly trails but some quiet roads, with ride leader Maryanne.

Meet at Simmons Park in Lindisfarne at 9.45 am for the relatively flat ride, with a few small hills thrown in to enjoy the views. There will be stop along the way at Pindos Park for a snack and lunch at a café on way back.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation:

Christmas in June at Longley – Saturday 11 June

Christmas in June on Saturday 11 June is a ride to celebrate making it to the middle of the year, with a delicious lunch at the Longley Hotel.

Meet at the Fern Tree Tavern at 9.45 am to head down the Pipeline Track and then onto Huon Road to Lower Longley before turning around and heading back to the hotel, with a return back up Huon Road.

RSVP essentials so table can be booked for lunch to ride leader Jack at

E-bike Coffee Club West Side Discovery – Thursday 16 June

The West Side Discovery on Thursday 16 June is a great chance to meet other e-bike riders as well as finding out the more scenic ways to get around western Hobart.

Meet ride leader Di at 9.45 am at 210 Collins Street for the 16 km loop up through Knocklofty Reserve, Mount Stuart, Lenah Valley and back via North Hobart and West Hobart.

There’ll be a coffee stop at Whisk café along the way, please RSVP to

Wandering Waterworks Workout – Saturday 18 June

The Wandering Waterworks Workout is a mix of road riding with bushland trails on Saturday 18 June.

Meet ride leader David A at the Cenotaph car park at 9.15 am for the 21 km loop up the Rivulet Path to Strickland Avenue then down the Pipeline to Waterworks Reserve and back through South Hobart to the rivulet and the city.

There will be a coffee stop along the way, please RSVP via

TBUG Winter Solstice Ride – Wednesday 22 June

If dunking yourself in freezing cold water to mark the solstice is not your thing, how about an early morning winter solstice ride on 22 June?

Join ride leader Rafael at Royal Park in Launceston at 6.50 am for the short 6.4 km out to Tailrace Park along the West Tamar Trail and back into town, where you can warm up with a coffee or brekkie.

RSVP in case of cancellation via

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.