Take me to the April sun in Moonah

There are heaps of social rides this fortnight in all corners of the state to choose from, including a return of a recumbent ride in the north. Get in before the weather turns cooler to enjoy our beautiful autumn weather.

Mt Rumney Rumble – Saturday 9 April

For a spectacular view of Hobart that will make the sore legs worth it, join the 28.5 km Mt Rumney Rumble ride on Saturday 9 April.

Meet ride leader David A. at the Cenotaph car park at 9.15 am or outside the Rosny Farm Arts Centre at 10 am.

The ride suits all bikes and experience levels and will mostly be on road and there’ll be stop at Tunnel Hill along the way and coffee at the end of the ride.


Women on Wheels – Sunday 10 April

Women on Wheels on Sunday 10 April is an easy 22.5 km roll along the InterCity Cycleway to Claremont, taking a loop around the Cadbury Estate, and back again.

A free, friendly ride to help women riders to build confidence on a bike and just have fun! We're likely to stop for coffee at Baked, in Moonah. All bikes, all riders welcome.

Meet at 10.15 am at Cornelian Bay car park, RSVP to ride leader Urszula at

TBUG Westbury–Selbourne–Hagley – Wednesday 13 April

The regular TBUG Wednesday ride is heading off from Westbury on 13 April. Meet ride leader Mick at 9.15 am at 21 Franklin Street in Westbury for the 37 km loop taking in Selbourne and Hagley.

Pipeline from Fern Tree – Saturday 16 April

A gorgeous ride along the Pipeline Track to North West Bay River and back on Saturday 16 April is the perfect start to the weekend.

Join ride leader Jack in the Fern Tree Tavern car park at 9.15 am for the 25 km gravel track route which is pretty bumpy in places so best suited to mountain bikes or wide tyres.

The ride will take about 3 hours, and we’ll stop for coffee/lunch at the Tavern afterwards, RSVP to

Moonah Mountain Moaner– Saturday 23 April

Okay, so there aren’t really mountains in Moonah but there are certainly some sudden steep slopes that will have knee-bike riders moaning as they toil up the hills, and the e-bike riders moaning as they wait at the top for them.

Meet ride leader David A. on Saturday 23 April at 9.15 am in the car park on McVilly Drive for the 22 km route along the cycleway then via rising roads and grassy and gravel shortcuts.

Suite to stronger riders or e-bikes, please RSVP to

Ranelagh River Ride – Saturday 30 April

Another scenic ride to kick off the weekend, with a loop along the Huon River on Saturday 30 April, leaving from Ranelagh.

Meet ride leader Jack at 9.45 am at the corner of Agnes and Louisa streets in Ranelagh to take the 27 km route via asphalt and gravel roads alongside the river, crossing over at Judbury.

There will be a delicious ending at Summer Kitchen Bakery, please RSVP via

Northern Recumbents Blackwood Creek – Saturday 30 April

Bishopsbourne is a popular riding spot and on Saturday 30 April it will be where recumbent riders gather to head out to Blackwood Creek and back via Cressy.

Meet ride leader Tony at the recreation grounds at 1109 Bishopsbourne Road at 9.45 am for the 53 km route via quiet roads. Upright bikes are also welcomed but the pace will be about 13–14 km/h and there will be stops uphill for recumbent riders to bunch up.

The group will stop for a coffee at the Rustic Bakery in Cressy, please RSVP because it will be cancelled if the weather is too windy:

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 or quarantine.