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KBUG rides join our rides calendar

Our RidewithGPS calendar will be groaning at the seams this year, with the Kingborough Bicycle Users Group starting to post some of its social rides with us.

A couple of our accredited social rides leaders are also involved with KBUG, so when they are organising a KBUG ride they will include it in our calendar.

This should expand the offerings we have south of Hobart, along with more rides in the north after TBUG (Tamar Bicycle Users Group) affiliated with Bicycle Network and now offer their rides under our social rides program.

Devonport Council calling for budget submissions

Devonport Council is asking for suggestions for its 2022-23 budget planning, so if there’s a bike project you have in mind or think should be fast tracked, it’s time to speak up.                     

The Devonport Bike Plan has been progressing well over the past few years, with completion of new paths from Latrobe through Ambleside and new paths on Stoney Rise Road.

A path from Don to Leith is on the cards for the coming year but is there anything else that should be progressed? How about the first cross city cycleway so people can easily access shops and services?

Bike tours up for sale

We don't normally publish for sale notices but On Your Bike Tours Launceston have been such great advocates for bike riding in Tassie we are making an exception!

The business is for sale and includes, the bikes, trailer, brand etc.

If you are interested, more info and contact details are on the website:

Bridgewater Bridge weekend crossing delays
Work on the Bridgewater Bridge will close it for up to 15 minutes at a time on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, so it may not be a great weekend to choose to ride.
The closures are part of a three-month project on the bridge that will start on 28 February. Work will happen 7 days a week between 7 am and 5 pm and will reduce speeds to 40 km/h.
Degraves Street works disrupt bike lane

The City of Hobart will start two months of footpath improvements before 25 February that will disrupt the cycle lane on Degraves Street between Apsley Street and Mcrobies Road.

When obstructions can’ be avoided the cycle lane may be diverted around the works.

Help Derwent Ferries planning

Derwent Ferries are asking you to fill out a survey to help with their ongoing planning to deliver a more targeted service:

Questions include the likelihood to use a middle of the day service or a Saturday service and whether you’d be happy to pay.

The Tasmanian Government has subsidised the one year trial of the service during peak hour Monday–Friday but the operators could choose to operate services outside these hours for a fee.