Social rides rolling through summer

Our social rides calendar is already chockers for the coming weeks, so you have lots to choose from. Come along for just the ride if you don’t want to risk having coffee or snacks, and if you are up for a chat afterwards our ride leaders will be trying to identify outdoor venues and all riders will be expected to wear masks and socially distance. 

Sandy Bay Social Climber: Saturday 29 January

Join ride leader David A in testing your legs on the hillier streets and paths through Sandy Bay and South Hobart on Saturday 29 January.

Meet at 9.15 am at Hamlet Café for the 22.3 km ride which will take about 2.5 hours, returning at noon, via mostly quieter roads and gravel paths.

RSVP in case of cancellation:

Out of Forth – Sunday 30 January

The north-west riders are out of the blocks for 2022 with the 32 km Out of Forth social ride, 11 am – 2.30 pm, on Sunday 30 January.

Join ride leader Keith for the scenic but hilly loop on sealed roads, with an easier option out and back along the riverside as far as Paloona bridge (or earlier).

RSVP via And if you want to be involved in social rides for the rest of the year stick around afterwards to plan the rides calendar, a potential Bike Week ride and agree on a new rides coordinator.

E-bike Coffee Cruise: ICC to Cadburys –  Thursday 3 February

The Coffee Cruise to Cadburys on Thursday 3 February is an easy 22.5 km roll along the InterCity Cycleway to Claremont, taking a loop around the Cadbury Estate, and back again.

This is a free, friendly ride to help e-bike riders to build confidence on a bike and just have fun! We're likely to stop for coffee at the outdoor area at Baked, in Moonah. All bikes, all riders welcome.

RSVP to ride leader Di in case of cancellation: 

A northern Tas recumbent roll to Four Springs Lake – Saturday 5 February
Time to sit down and start pedalling with ride leader Tony’s recumbent ride from Westbury to Four Springs Lake on Saturday 5 February.
Meeting at Westbury at 10.45 am, the group will head to the lake via asphalted roads, with the last few kilometres to the lake on gravel. Once at the lake there will be a break for a BYO lunch before returning at about 3 pm.
Please RSVP as the 47 km ride will be cancelled if too windy:
Bellerive Boat Ride – Saturday 5 February

Enjoy heading between Hobart’s two shores via the free ferry instead of the dreaded Tasman Bridge on Saturday 5 February with ride leader Greg.

Meet outside Brooke Street Pier at 9.15 am to catch the 9.30 am ferry – eastern shore riders can meet the ferry as it comes in at 9.45 am – and then take the Foreshore Trail down to Tranmere then back along Oceania Drive for a total of 25.6 km.

A coffee at an outdoor venue will follow. RSVP in case of cancellation:

Women on Wheels: Corridor of Modern Art – Sunday 6 February

Women on Wheels are mixing culture with cycles on Sunday 6 February by checking out all the murals along the Intercity Cycleway as part of the Corridor of Modern Art project.

Meet at the Cornelian Bay upper car park at 9.45 am for the ride up to Rosetta and back to view the 10 official murals as well as some other great works on the ride.

The group will stop for a coffee outdoors but you can just do the ride. RSVP to ride leader Di in case of cancellation:

River to Mountain – Friday 11 February

The 31.4 km River to Mountain ride on Friday 11 February is a great challenge, heading from Cornelian Bay to Fern Tree for lunch then gliding back down the hill.

Leaving Cornelian Bay at 10am the group will head down the cycleway, through the city then along the Rivulet path for the upward climb via Strickland Avenue. Lunch at the Fern Tree Tavern or you can BYO to have in the park opposite before heading back down with a return of about 1.30 pm.

RSVP to ride leader Maryanne in case of cancellation:

Kingston Creeks and Hills – Saturday 12 February

Get to know Kingston and Huntingfield paths and quieter roads in this 2.5 hour route starting at the Huon Highway and John Street roundabout at 9.45 am.

The 19.5 km route includes the Whitewater Creek path and paths through Peter Murrell Reserve before taking the road through Howden and Blackmans Bay, back to the starting point via Kingston Beach.

RSVP to ride leader Jack in case of cancellation:

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.