E-bike coffee club powers out to MONA

One of our most popular social rides is back for another spin on Wednesday 13 November when our e-bike riders head to MONA for a tasty treat.

You don’t have to ride an e-bike to join, but at 27 km, you’ll need to be fit to keep up with the powered pedallers.

Meet at the Cenotaph car park off McVilly Drive at 9.50 am ready for a 10 am start. The group will head to MONA via bike paths and quiet roads through the northern suburbs.

The route takes in Lutana, which has an interesting grouping of Arts and Crafts houses, built around 1918 for the workers of the old zinc works (now Nyrstar). Architect William Butler designed the houses, which make up the heritage precinct of the Lutana Garden Heritage Conservation Area on the northern edge of the suburb. The streetscapes are charming with roads, fencing and public open space area designs based on English Garden City Movement principles.

The route also takes in the marine and boat building businesses which hug Prince of Wales Bay and the pocket park of Giblins Reserve. Before arriving at MONA we’ll swing past the Glenorchy Arts and Sculpture Precinct (GASP) where you can visit the Pink Pavilion and the odd sculpture and riverside displays along the shoreline.

If after coffee you decide you want to stay and enjoy the art, then it’s an easy ride back by yourself along the Intercity Cycleway. The group will aim to return at about 1 pm.   

You can check out the route on our RidewithGPS Ambassador routes page.  

If you’d like to try out an electric bicycle, consider hiring one for half a day from HobartBikeHire or RollCycles.

This is a "fair weather ride" and your ride leader Di Elliffe will cancel around 5pm the day before if rain looks likely, and will advise people who've RSVPed.

Upcoming rides & events

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 16 November – Hobart Christmas Pageant E-bike entry
  • Sunday 24 November – Hobart E-bike Expo
  • Sunday 1 March 2020 – Women on Wheels 20th anniversary 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 accredited. 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.

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