Tassie Bike News Bites
Huon Road shoulders officially opened

The City of Hobart has officially opened the new sealed shoulders on Huon Road from just above Strickland Avenue through to Fern Tree.

As part of the project a tight bend on the road has also been protected with bollards so that cars don’t cut the corner and get too close to people riding.

The project was funded by the City and federal government funding secured by Member for Clarke, Andrew Wilkie MP.

Step back in time with tweed ride

Brush off those jackets, tweak the bow ties and shine the shoes because the Junction Arts Festival’s Tweed Ride is rolling on Sunday 5 September and this year includes a fashion parade!

Registrations from 11 am at Prince’s Square, Launceston with the ride running from 11.30 am and the fashion parade at 12.30 pm, cost is $10 for individuals and $20 for a family.

Kingston Park and Ride construction begins

Construction on the Browns Road, Firthside “park and ride” has started in Kingston and the Huntingfield Ave site will start soon with both due to be finished early next year.

Bus services are operating as normal during the work but people riding to the hubs will need to find their own bike parking until the new facilities are built.

When finished there will be undercover bike parking at both sites and in future a greater level of security can be implemented via a swipe card access system or something similar.

Big Bike Film Night back in Tas

The Big Bike Film Night is coming back to Tasmania to showcase a selection of short films about cycling – including one featuring penny farthings for our Evandale enthusiasts!

It will be in Hobart on Tuesday 12 October at the Stanley Burbury Theatre at UTAS in Sandy Bay and in Launceston on Wednesday 13 October at the Tramsheds at Inveresk. Both sessions start at 7 pm and cost $26 a ticket, $17.50 for under 17 year olds and under 12 year olds are $12.50.

The other benefit this time around is the chance to win a trip to New Zealand courtesy of the Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail.

New kids book pokes fun at MTB dads

Tasmanian illustrator Stewart Williams has penned a childrens book that could be on the Christmas list for many families.

Our Dad Bought a Mountain Bike is a mix of personal and friends' mishaps as they get a handle on the sport. It will be released for sale next month.

Ride2Uni getting ready to roll in September

Our Ride2Uni program is getting ready to roll out on the Hobart, Launceston and Burnie campuses in September:

It’s designed to help people brush up on their bike handling skills and find comfortable routes to ride to and from campuses and accommodation and is open to students or staff.