COVID can’t put the brakes on Bike Week

While the outbreak of the Omicron virus has put a dampener on many events, it can’t put the brakes on Tasmanian Bike Week on 6–13 March because it’s all about getting on your bike and having fun.

Bike Week won’t have any events this year, but we will be hosting several free small-group social rides and offering 30% off the annual cost of Bicycle Network memberships.

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone for a ride or you want to learn new routes and meet other riders come along to one or more of the rides during the week.

It’s also a great opportunity to encourage friends and family to join a ride to build their confidence and interest in riding.

Choose one or more of the rides from the north-west, north and south.

Bike Week Social Rides

Sunday 6 March
Women on Wheels ride – Bicycle Network, 10 am – 12 pm, Cornelian Bay upper car park, 14.5 km, Intercity Cycleway ride to view the Corridor of Modern Art street murals.

Monday 7 March
Margate to Coningham return – Bicycle Network, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, 22.5 km, meet Dru Point in Margate, off-road bush paths, new cycleway, footpaths and quiet roads.

Wednesday 9 March
TBUG Westbury to Cluan – 9.15 am, 34 km, country loop ride, with a few hills to tackle, meet at the sportsground in Franklin St, Westbury. 

Thursday 10 March
E-bike Coffee Cruise City and Nature – 9.30–11 am, meet at Brooke Street Pier, 8.9 km, Hobart Rivulet Path and city streets.

TBUG Twilight Trails around Launceston ride – Meet 5.45 pm, Park Street Royal Park, 10.7 km. 

Friday 11 March
Brave the Bridge – 8 am – 12 noon, meet at Cornelian Bay upper car park, 21.8 km, ferry, cycleways and Tasman Bridge.

TBUG History Ride – meet 9.45 am at Punchbowl Reserve car park, 15 km, ride to Carr Villa and old Smallpox Cemetery in Techno Park Drive and back to Punchbowl via Norwood for a BYO picnic lunch. - online link to come

KBUG Kettering Loop – 9.30 am, meet at Sea Wall Cafe, Kettering, 9 km, easy, scenic loop, riding on Channel Hwy and gravel Manuka Road.

Saturday 12 March

Pawleena Penna Circuits – 10 am – 12 noon, meet in Sorell, 30 km, mix of quiet roads and bike paths. 

TBUG Light up Launnie night ride – meet at QVMAG Inveresk carpark at 7.15 pm, to ride on off-road trails and city streets for about 10 km. Come well lit!

More details for rides may be added closer to the day, so keep an eye on the Bicycle Network website for updates: 

The Hobart Wheelers club will also be running the Kunanyi Challenge time trial on Sunday 6 March where riders race their own times to ascend the kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit from Longley.

For a list of all rides and activities across the state during the week visit: