Shared path along the Mersey River in Devonport with rider in foreground turning onto path and riding in background further up the path heading towards the silo.
Tackle winter with easy riverside roll

With winter well and truly here, why not use the cold to motivate you to ride a bit further?

Our Don to Latrobe social ride on Sunday 30 June is the chance to tackle a longer ride without too many hills to slow you down.

The full ride will be 35 km with a total 308 metre ascent, or 46 km and 386 metre ascent if you head to Warrawee, but we’ll have a few options for you to turn back or have a break if you don’t want to ride that far.

The route is mostly on shared paths and quiet roads – perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Meet at the Don Railway car park on Forth Road, Don, before 11 am, we’ll aim to return between 2 and 3 pm and have a late lunch at Don (BYO).

The first section will be along the ‘great foreshore’ ride from Don around to the Mersey River bridge, then onto River Road to Latrobe, where we’ll stop for coffee.

The more adventurous can ride on to Warrawee and the start of the new Wild Mersey mountain bike tracks, while others stay back in Latrobe for more refreshments.

You can also come with us to the end of the shared path at the bridge, then turn back if you don’t want to ride on roads into Latrobe.

We’ll return along the same route except for a short diversion so we cross the new Sawdust Bridge over the Don River.

Please RSVP as we may cancel if the weather forecast is looking bad.

This ride is being offered as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program. Social rides are free and organised by volunteers to help riders meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence on their bikes.

Upcoming rides

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.

  • Saturday 27 July – Mole Creek Weekend
  • Wednesday 16 October – Berry Patch Ride and Feast Seniors Week ride
  • Wednesday 16 October – E-bike coffee club goes to MONA Seniors Week ride

The strength of our social rides program depends on members volunteering to lead rides. Leading social rides is a fun way to "give back" to the riding community, and to help us to get "more people riding, more often".  

Bicycle Network Tasmania accredits Social Ride Leaders, and requires anyone interested in leading rides to be accreditted. If you would like to be one of our Ride Leaders, please volunteer here and we'll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.

Ride to the Footy 16 June

At last, another daytime footy match at Hobart's Blundstone Arena to make riding to the game even easier.

North Melbourne are up against Greater Western Sydney on Sunday 16 June and the match starts at 1.50 pm.

Ride the whole way or park and use the Clarence Foreshore Trail to get to the gound and find our free valet bike parking near the northern entrance.