Our North West Riders group is inviting the community to join it on Sunday 26 March to check out the great work that’s been done on the Central Coast Council’s section of the Coastal Pathway and our southern riders are heading out of town for the quieter country roads in this fortnight of social rides.
Colebrook Circuit – Sunday 19 March
Enjoy a half day out in the country with a 45 km loop out of Colebrook taking in Tunnack and Stoner on Sunday 19 March (note, we won't by stopping at Lake Tiberias this time around).
Meet ride leader David at 10:15 am outside the Colebrook Community Hall for the ride on gravel and sealed roads.
BYO lunch as there are no shops en route, the group will have a coffee break in Richmond after the ride on the way back to Hobart.
Cambridge Park Loop – Saturday 25 March
We ran this ride back in January and it was so popular it’s already being resurrected!
Join rider leaders Brian and Jack on Saturday 2 March for the 29 km loop ride on quiet roads and easy-to-ride gravel tracks.
Meet at the Harvey Norman car park at Cambridge park at 9.30 am to head out through Acton park, Lauderdale and Seven Mile Beach.
Coffee afterwards, please RSVP in case of cancellation: https://ridewithgps.com/events/206336-the-cambridge-park-loop
NW Celebratory Pathway ride – Sunday 26 March
Everyone is invited to this celebratory ride to check out progress on the Coastal Pathway between Leith and West Ulverstone on Sunday 26 March.
Meeting in Leith on the corner of Casey Street South and Short Street at 10.15 am, the group will ride along the new pathway over the Forth River Bridge, through Turners Beach and onto West Ulverstone and back.
The 24.5 km ride will be mostly on paths with a short section on quiet roads and the group will progress at a slower than normal pace so everyone can keep up.
For more information: https://ridewithgps.com/events/209749-nw-celebratory-pathway-ride
Orford Thumbs Lookout Loop – Sunday 2 April
The 30 km Orford Thumbs loop on Sunday 2 April is a cruisy coastal ride until you hit the Wielangta Road and quickly climb 400 m to the lookout!
Join ride leader David at 10.15 am outside the Wattlebanks Coastal Café for the ride south to Rheban Beach for morning tea before climbing inland to the lookout and back down to Orford for a late lunch.
Wielangta is a gravel road so no suitable for skinny tyres. RSVP in case of cancellation due to poor weather: https://ridewithgps.com/events/204933-orford-thumbs-lookout-loop
E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Thursday 6 April
Join ride leader Di for this quick but scenic e-bike tour of the Queens Domain on Thursday 6 April.
Meet at 9.45 am at the front of Brooke Street Pier on the Hobart waterfront to head along shared paths and over the Remembrance Bridge to the Queens Domain. There you will explore the many sealed and gravel paths to see some spectacular views over Hobart.
After just 9 km you’ll return to Brooke Street for coffee, please RSVP in case of cancellation https://ridewithgps.com/events/201827-e-bike-coffee-cruise-the-queen-s-view
Backroads Richmond to Campania – Saturday 8 April
The 30 km return ride from Richmond to Campania on Saturday 1 April could be an April Fool prank, but you’ll have to turn up to find out!
Join ride leader Brian at the Richmond Tassie Link bus depot at 9.45 am to head out on quiet back roads to try and avoid the traffic.
The group will have lunch back in Richmond about 12.30 pm. Please RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/207986-backroads-richmond-to-campania
Upcoming rides & events
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 email our Rides Coordinator with your contact details and what sort of riding you are interested in and we'll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.
Our social rides leaders are following a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:
- Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 to 2 metre distancing while unloading bikes, listening to the briefing, and getting ready to ride.
- Riders are asked to register online or via phone so there is no paper being handed around on the day.
- People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose or are in mandated isolation.