April 2022

Tassie Bike News Bites

Moves to extend Coastal Pathway to Stanley but no MTB trails Construction of the Coastal Pathway between Wynyard and Burnie is yet to begin but the council is already looking to the future. Waratah–Wynyard Council has given the go ahead to investigating a 73 km extension of the Coastal Pathway to Stanley at its April [...]

Getting out of town

With winter fast approaching our social ride leaders are making the most of the good weather with a few different ride options, including a long ride to New Norfolk and exploration around Oatlands.

Tasman riders aim for local MTB trails

The Tasman Peninsula is the latest Tassie location to have mountain bike trails proposed to cater to the local thirst for shredding as well as providing another activity for tourists.

Lights on for Boulie project

Upgrades to the Boulevard in Kew have started with work to install street lighting through the precinct now underway.

Templestowe road works disruption

There will be concentrated construction activity for the next two months as the notorious roundabout at Porter Street in Templestowe is converted to a controlled intersection.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Learning to ride and how to go bike touring are two valuable sessions being offered in Launceston and Hobart, Devonport Council is calling for comments on its open place strategy and Kingborough Council on its draft capital works plan.

Landmark bridges open at Echuca-Moama

The new Dhungala and Yakoa Bridges, which cross the Murray and Campaspe Rivers at Echuca-Moama, offer five kilometres of shared user path for riders and walkers.

What’s happening around Hobart

There are a few pathway and parking projects going on around Hobart at the moment so we’ve pulled them together here for you to see what progress is being made.

River deep, mountain high

Water features strongly in this fortnight’s social rides with a ride by the river in Ranelagh and one in Hobart and a recumbent ride to Blackwood Creek. To attend any of our free social rides, just click on the RSVP link and respond online or email/call the ride leader.

Resurfacing for Wellington Street

Starting Tuesday 19 April and concluding – Friday 22 April Wellington Street will be closed to northbound and southbound traffic, including the bike lanes.

Sewer bypass near Aberfeldie path

A bypass will be operating from April to June on the Maribyrnong River in Aberfeldie. The trail though Riverside Park will remain open during the works.

Do you use the Kep Track?

Main Roads WA are currently gathering information about how riders use and experience the Kep Track, which will inform the planning of a proposed route for a new Eastlink highway.

Tassie upper house polls in 3 seats on 7 May

The Tasmanian upper house elections are set for Saturday 7 May and are likely to be drowned out by the federal election but it’s important we keep bikes on local political agendas.

Take me to the April sun in Moonah

There are heaps of social rides this fortnight in all corners of the state to choose from, including a return of a recumbent ride in the north. Get in before the weather turns cooler to enjoy our beautiful autumn weather.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Northern Midlands is the latest council to set up a bicycle committee, Glenorchy Council reimagines its civic centre with a bike lane through the site, and Kingborough Council opts for car parking over a protected bike lane.

La Trobe Street night works update

Riders who use the La Trobe Street bike route in the evenings and through the night will encounter road closures from the middle of this month.

Darebin Creek Trail closure at Epping

The trail along the Darebin Creek will be closed at Epping. Works associated with the Child’s Road upgrade will close the facility between now and May 2022.

Little Vic, big success

The special edition Little Vic Bike Ride finished-up yesterday in Great Western, after 4 magnificent days of riding and camping around the Grampians. Read how it all went down.