We’ve got a few Bike Week rides in our list of social rides but hope to see more by the time 1-8 March rolls around. Keep your eyes on our general events listing for more rides being added: https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/2014-bicycle-network-tasmania/events
Risdon Brook Dam Visit – Saturday 17 February
The 30.8km Risdon Brook Dam ride on Saturday 17 February gives you a little bit of everything, including shared paths, quiet streets, bridge crossings, dirt trails and a few short, busy road stretches.
Meet ride leader Brian at 9.45am at the Cornelian Bay top car park to head along the Intercity Cycleway to the Bowen Bridge and across to ride around the dam. The group will then take Sugarloaf Road to the Foreshore Trail and over the Tasman Bridge back to Cornelian Bay.
There will be a coffee stop in Lindisfarne on the way back, please RSVP in case of cancellation: https://ridewithgps.com/events/292490-risdon-brook-dam-visit
Colebrook Lake Tiberias Circuit – Sunday 18 February
The Colebrook Lake Tiberias Circuit on Sunday 18 February will be following mainly gravel back roads for close to 46km.
Join ride leader David at 10.15am outside the Colebrook Memorial Hall for the trip to Lake Tiberias via Rhyndaston Road, then on to Stonor, Tunnack and Eldon roads to head back to Colebrook.
BYO lunch and potential for coffee afterwards at Richmond. RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/295771-colebrook-lake-tiberias-circuit
Lindisfarne Hills – Friday 23 February
The Lindisfarne Hills ride on Friday 23 February will give you a short 12km workout, bookended by coffee and lunch.
Meet ride leader Brian at the Currency Café ready to head off by 10am. The ride will take in Gordons and Natone hills, joined by quieter roads, and offer stunning views of kunanyi/Mt Wellington and the Tasman Bridge.
Lunch at Currency Café afterwards but please RSVP in case of cancellation: https://ridewithgps.com/events/292491-lindisfarne-hills
Ulverstone to Sulphur Creek – Sunday25 February
The north west riders are taking a 37km loop out of Ulverstone to Sulphur Creek on Sunday 25 February.
Meet ride leader Jan at the Sport and Recreation Centre in Flora Sreet, West Ulverstone, ready to ride at 11am.
The route will be a mix of coastal and inland roads and an Ulverstone to Penguin return will be offered as a shorter option.
Coffee afterwards will be in Penguin, please RSVP via https://ridewithgps.com/events/298746-nw-riders-ulverstone-sulphur-creek-loop.
E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Friday 1 March
Our e-bike extraordinaire ride leader Di is putting on the Queens View ride on Friday 2 February to coincide with the monthly Coffee, Chat and Cycles get-together.
It’s a great little ride that explores the paths, trails and quiet roads on the Queens Domain.
Meet ride leader Di at Brooke Street Pier at 10.15am for the 9.3km circuit of the Domain before heading to Jampacked in Hunter Street for coffee and/or lunch.
To RSVP in case of cancellation: https://ridewithgps.com/events/292514-e-bike-coffee-cruise-the-queen-s-view
Flight of the Folders – Saturday 2 March
Folding bike owners generally love showing off their smart design, if that sounds like you then the Bike Week Flight of the Folders ride on Saturday 2 March will be right up your alley.
Join ride leader Di at 9.45am at the Cenotaph car park to head up the Intercity Cycleway to MONA for coffee and snacks.
Please RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/296947-flight-of-the-folders-bike-week
Elderslie Dysart Loop – Sunday 3 March
The new Elderslie Dysart loop social ride on Sunday 4 February embraces gravel, with a 39.4km route mostly taking well-graded dirt roads.
Meet ride leader David at 9.45am at the Broadmarsh Community Hall to head out on Cockatoo Gully, Clifton Vale and Elderslie roads through farmland and nature reserves on country back roads.
This ride will best suit wider tyres or dedicated gravel bikes. Please RSVP in case of cancellation https://ridewithgps.com/events/294505-elderslie-dysart-loop
International Womens Day ride – Friday 8 March
Join the global Together We Ride sisterhood on International Women's Day on Friday 8 March in Hobart with a ride and coffees.
Meet ride leader Maryanne at 9.45am at the upper Cornelian Bay car park for the 16.6km ride up the Intercity Cycleway to MONA and back.
This is a flat, easy ride if you have the stamina. There will be a break at MONA for coffee and snacks. RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/296302-iwd-together-we-ride-bike-week
- Wednesday 21 February: Westbury to Exton, meet at 9.15am at the sports ground in Franklin Street, 40km, 20–25km pace.
- Wednesday 28 February: Beauty Point to Greens Beach, meet at 9.15am at the Esplanade Beauty Point, 40km, 20–25km pace.
Upcoming rides & events
- Agrarian Kitchen to Lachlan – Sunday 17 March
- E-bike Coffee Club: Bowen Bridge–Otago Bay Loop – Thursday 21 March
- Backroads Richmond to Campania – Sunday 31 March
- E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Friday 5 April
- Cygnet Wattle Grove Loop – Sunday 14 April
- Brighton Rally – Sunday 28 April
- E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Friday 3 May
- Kangaroo Bay to Tranmere return – Saturday 11 May
- Pawleena Penna Circuits – Sunday 12 May
- E-bike Coffee Club: Sandy Bay Scenic Roll – Thursday 16 May
- Vollies Thank You! Ride – Saturday 25 May
- Oatlands, Parattah and Stonor Circuit – Sunday 26 May
- E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Friday 7 June
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. You don't have to be super fit or into competitive riding, our rides are a mixed bag depending on the interests of our ride leaders. They offer everything from short 1-2 hour rides, with stops along the way to day-long excursions.
Our social rides leaders follow a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:
- Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 metre 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 or are in mandated isolation.
Main image: Geilston Bay by Tasmanian.Kris on Flickr