A man on a mountain bike and young girl sitting in a shotgun seat on his crossbar wear matching blue helments and yellow vests ride on a dirt trail uphill next to a rock wall, surrounded by forest.
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New kunanyi MTB trails officially opened

The City of Hobart has opened two new green-rated mountain bike trails on kunanyi/Mt Wellington: Rocky Wheel'n and Free Wheel'n, which are suitable for family riding.

They top off 10 km of new MTB trails built in the foothills of the mountain over the past 4 years, which includes the already completed Crosscut and Upper Luge trails.

Together the trails create a network by joining with existing trails to create loops that mean riders no longer have to go on to the road.

Maps of the trails are available on the City’s website.

A man holds a mountain bike while a young girl sits in the shotgun saddle on the crossbar, both wearing blue helmets and yellow safety vests, surrounded by forest.
Tim and Bianca Hargreaves at the opening of the Rocky Wheel’n Track on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
Back on your Bike all about sustainability           

Bicycle Network’s Back on your Bike is heading to a couple of upcoming sustainability festivals to help people improve their riding skills and choose to ride instead of drive.

On Saturday 25 March we will be at the Sustainable Living Tasmania Big Weekend festival at the Brighton Civic Centre.

And the following Saturday 1 April we’ll be at Ulverstone for the annual Ecofest fair at Camp Clayton.

If you know someone who could brush up on their riding skills let them know about the sessions, which you can book beforehand at

Launceston Council celebrates bikes

City of Launceston and placemaker Future Common are putting on a Bike Fest on Saturday 19 March in Cameron Street between Civic Square and City Park.

People are encouraged to come into town with their bike and ride the pop-up bike lane along Cameron Street, watch extreme cycling stunts from Borys Zagrocki, enjoy activities put on by disability support organisation New Horizons and food by World Street Eats.

Help Devonport get healthier

Devonport Council is calling for comments on its draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which includes a commitment to join up its paths and tracks.

“Moving well” is one of the goals in the strategy and bike riding is captured in the proposed actions to “Join up paths and tracks with good lighting for safety”.

The strategy also includes background information on the city’s current health status, highlighting that 18% of residents don’t get enough daily exercise and 58% are classified as overweight.

To comment on the strategy fill out the online survey at

Not too late for Ride2School Day

It’s not too late to sign up for Ride2School day on Friday 25 March.

Schools across Tasmania are encouraged to celebrate the day by asking students to ride, scoot or walk to school, conducting a Hands Up! count of how many got to school under their own steam and running activities about bike riding.

To register a school just go to our website where you’ll also find posters and activities to download.