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UTAS West Park path coming along

Local north-west rider Kerry has shared a photo she snapped of work progressing on the path as the University of Tasmania’s new West Park campus in Burnie.

This is one of 2 planned paths for the campus, which will link in to the existing shared path along the waterfront, as well as including a public sheltered bike hub with parking and tools.

Landslides could cancel new Derby trail

Terrible news out of Derby that the wet weather has caused landslides that have endangered the future of the new Hazy Days, Air Ya Garn and Axehead trails.

Speaking in The Mercury, Dorset Council Mayor Greg Howard said they were waiting on engineering advice on stabilising the landslips but the cost could exceed $500,000.

Mr Howard didn’t think the damage would affect the Enduro World Series race to be held at Derby next year.

Legislative Council reports on road safety

The Legislative Council has released its report on road safety, with several recommendations to improve conditions for people riding.

  • The Government accommodate ‘movement and place’ ideals in road infrastructure planning, as appropriate.
  • Tasmanian driver education continue to feature the safety needs of cyclists on Tasmanian roads.
  • Increased separated pathways and networks to improve safety for cyclists and encourage this as a transport mode.

Thankfully, it also rejected registration of bike riders/bikes.

Cygnet Cycling Festival reminder

The Cygnet Cycling Festival is happening on Saturday 5 November, with the Hell of the South race and social ride utilising the closed roads for the race.

The 32 km social ride loop out of Cygnet is mostly on closed roads with great views of the coast as well as a few hills to get the heart pumping.

Cost is $26 and you can sign up on the day at the festival hub or online before the event:

Back on your Bike designs Open House tour

Our Back on your Bike program is offering something a little different to get more people enjoying Open House Hobart on Saturday 12 November.

Lunchtime skills sessions will be held on the Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November, followed up by a 7 km group ride around some of the sites on the Saturday.

You can download the maps to guide yourself, or encourage more tentative riders to join the Back on your Bike sessions and group ride that will take in Battery Point and the city centre.

TBUG presents Sally’s Ride family leg

Our northern partners the Tamar Bicycle Users Group, are putting on the 10 km family ride in this year’s Rotary Sally’s Ride on Sunday 20 November in Launceston.

All rides start at Royal Park, with 5 options for route length: 10 km, 35 km, 50 km, 70 km, 100 km. Profits from the event go to mental health services in Launceston.

Register at , before Friday 18 November with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $60 and e-bikes eligible to take part in every route option.