As we get into the beautiful settled autumn weather our social ride leaders are increasingly heading out of town to enjoy the great outdoors via bicycle. For the first time, we’ve also included planned north-west ride locations and dates for the rest of the year so you can mark your diary.
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
Agrarian Kitchen to Lachlan – Sunday 16 April
Rides that pivot around delicious lunch choices are some of the best rides! Join ride leader David on Sunday 16 April to enjoy a 22 km ride from New Norfolk up to Myrtle Falls and back for lunch at the renowned Agrarian Kitchen café.
Meet at 9.45 am at the front of Agrarian Kitchen, 11a The Avenue, to ride up through Lachlan about 250 metres to the falls for morning tea before enjoying the quick downhill return. There are some sections of gravel road so only wide tyres on bikes.
Please RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/205499-agrarian-kitchen-to-lachlan
Upcoming rides & events
- Apsley Bothwell Country Loop – Saturday 22 April
- Sandfly Colliery Tramway track from Pelverata – Sunday 30 April
- Wynyard – Sunday 30 April
- Extended Tranmere Trundle – Sunday 14 May
- Pawleena Penna Circuits – Sunday 28 May
- Penguin – Sunday 28 May
- Deloraine weekend – Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 June
- Turners Beach – Sunday 30 July
- Ulverstone – Sunday 27 August
- Gunns Plains – Sunday 24 September
- Riana – Sunday 29 October
- Shearwater–Moriarty–Sassafras circuit – Sunday 26 November
- Burnie Fernglade – Sunday 31 December
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.