Tassie Bike News Bites

Get 10-15% of e-bikes at Teros

Teros in Elizabeth Street, Hobart has a special offer just for Bicycle Network members – 10-15 % off the price of electric bicycles until the end of August.

This is an outstanding deal for anyone who has had their eye on an e-bike for recreation or transport.

If you don’t have your membership certificate issued at the start of this year, just let us know and we’ll send you a new one.

With this offer, the cost of a German-built Bosch powered electric bike now starts from $3,150 or a Shimano Steps mid-drive electric commuter bike or electric MTB now starts from $2,500.

E-bikes stocked include Kalkhoff, Gazelle, Focus, Merida, eZee Bikes, Velectrix, Tern, Dyson and Yuba Cargo bikes - drop into 117 Elizabeth St and take a test ride.

Commando intersection to be redesigned

The Department of State Growth is redesigning the Sandfly Road and Huon Highway intersection and is looking for feedback from cyclists who ride through the intersection as part of the popular Commando Loop.

The designs will be on public display in the Kingborough and Huon Valley Council chambers throughout July.

There will be a public information sessions on Saturday 6 July between 10 am and 1 pm at the Sandfly Hall, corner of Pelverata and Sandfly roads, Sandfly.

Dirt Art takes on mountain bike plan

The City of Hobart has engaged Dirt Art to create a mountain bike plan to improve the track network in the lower foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

The network includes areas between Fern Tree and the boundary with Glenorchy City Council, as well as the North-South Track down to key linkages between South Hobart, Knocklofty Reserve and Lenah Valley.

The plan responds to the 448 survey responses recently received by the City and a draft plan should be ready for public comment in October.

Ride2School van gets facelift

We've got a lovely new branded van to transport bikes for our Ride2School program across Tasmania.

If you see the van, give us a wave, and if you think your children's primary school could benefit from being part of Ride2School, let us know at

The program is funded by the Tasmanian Government and is available to all primary schools in the state. We teach basic bike skills as well as road safety knowledge and can work more intensively with schools that want to increase the number of students riding, walking and rolling to school.

Bike Bike Film Nights back in town

The Big Bike Film Night is back in town for screenings in Launceston on 8 August and Hobart on 9 August at 7 pm.

The screening goes for two hours and includes Tassie film Lowest to Highest about five friends overcoming personal challenges to ride from the Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre to Mount Koxciuszko.

You can book now for the film nights at the Tramsheds Function Centre, Invermay and Stanley Burbury Theatre, Sandy Bay.

St Helens turns out for MTB marketing

More than 100 people turned out for a meeting in St Helens this week to learn more about the new mountain bike tracks being built and how the town can market it itself based on the new tracks.

The meeting was held by Break O Day Council and
Kingthing Marketing which is working with the council to develop a new brand for the tracks.

"This project simply means so much to our community in terms of the economy and culture of our region and we can't wait to be officially known as the Mountain Bike Trail hub in Tasmania," Break O Day Mayor Mick Tucker told The Examiner.

"There were some very motivated people with some great ideas in the room and we can't wait to see how these ideas develop."