Social rides gearing up for summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly on us, but our social rides leaders are planning ahead with a long list of offerings coming up this month and next.

Tranmere Trundle – Saturday 20 November

The Tranmere Trundle on Saturday 20 November is an easy 21 km ride to get to know other riders and experience the Foreshore Trail.

Meet ride leader David A. at 9.15 am at the Kangaroo Bay car park from where the group will head down to Tranmere on the trail then back through residential streets for a bit of variety.

There will be a coffee stop along the way, RSVP in case of cancellation.

Blackmans Bay to Tinderbox Loop – Saturday 27 November

One or more spectacular scenery rides, the Blackmans Bay to Tinderbox Loop is happening on Saturday 27 November.

Meet at 9.45 am in the car park at The Beach restaurant for the 19 km loop on quiet roads with a small section of gravel road.

There will be a short stop at Tinderbox Beach and lunch/coffee back at Blackmans Bay, which should be about 12.30 pm. Please RSVP to ride leader Jack.

Gowrie Park Tasmazia Loop – Sunday 28 November

Our north-west riders love their loop rides, and on Sunday 28 November they’re delivering a 41 km circuit out of Sheffield.

Meet in the car park behind the IGA at 10.45 am before heading out along quiet country roads to get spectacular views of Mt Roland before heading up hill. An easier 27 km route via West Kentish will also be on offer that goes direct to Tazmazia where the group will eat lunch, from there it’s an easy downhill return to Sheffield.

RSVP to ride leader Alison in case of cancellation or changes.

E-bike Coffee Cruise to Cadbury – Thursday 2 December

Coffee goes perfectly with chocolate which is why the 22 km E-bike cruise out to Cadbury Estate and back on Thursday 2 December is not to be missed.

Meet at Cornelian Bay upper car park at 9.45 am before heading down the Intercity Cycleway and returning, with a coffee stop at Baked in Moonah.

All sorts of bikes and riders welcome but please RSVP to ride leader Di in case of cancellation.

Risdon Brook Dam ride – Saturday 4 December

This short but interesting 10 km circuit of Risdon Brook Dam will take place before a BBQ for Bicycle Network volunteers and members who would like to get more involved.

Meet at 9.45 am at the dam car park before heading out to explore the main loop and off-shoot trails around the dam for a couple of hours.

RSVP to ride leader Dave R. and if you want to get more involved as a volunteer for Bicycle Network, the BBQ will start at 12.30 pm.

Women on Wheels – Sunday 5 December

Women on Wheels is taking the 31 km Foreshore Trail route from Lindisfarne to Tranmere and back on Sunday 5 December.

Meet at 9.45 am at Simmons Park for the fairly straightforward ride, with a coffee stop along the way for a chat. Women on Wheels is designed to support women who want to build up their riding confidence and stamina, and all riders are welcome.

RSVP to ride leader Maryanne 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. 

People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose.