A group of riders in single file ride along a gravel track with bush to their right.
Hobart rides stay closer to home

After a few months of offering multiple rides out of town, the southern rides will stay closer to home this fortnight. In the northwest, the group is taking on a ride out of Burnie.

Please note: the Tranmere Trundle ride advertised in the April In the Loop has been cancelled.

Ebike Coffee Club: Ridgeway–Soho – Thursday 18 May

The Ebike Coffee Club is back after a short break, join them for the hilly Ridgeway to South Hobart route on Thursday 18 May.

Meet ride leader Di at 9.45am at Hamlet Café off Molle Street for the 17km loop up along the scenic but steep Ridgeway Road and return down Strickland Avenue to the Hobart Rivulet path. End the ride with a coffee at Hamlet.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Last Chance Seven Mile Beach to Cremorne – Saturday 20 May

The Seven Mile Beach to Cremorne ride is back on Saturday 20 May.

Join ride leader Jack for the 33km route along the stunning coastal track and return for lunch at Angie Sue’s café in Lauderdale using parts of the Tangara Trail.

Meet at the Seven Mile Beach playground car park at 9.45am in Surf Road. Please RSVP, including for lunch, via

Pawleena Penna Circuits – Sunday 28 May

The Pawleena Penna Circuits ride on Sunday 28 May includes a rural jaunt on unsealed roads and the picturesque loop around Orielton Lagoon.

Meet ride leader David at the McDonalds car park in Sorell at 9.45am for the first 17km loop up to Pawleena and back. You can take a break or continue on a second 13km loop on bike trails around the lagoon.

Please RSVP in case of cancellation. There will be a chance to get together for lunch following the ride.

Burnie–Stowport ride – Sunday 28 May

This month’s northwest ride, with ride Leader Jan, on Sunday 28 May will head from Burnie out to Stowport and back via Fernglade Road.

Meet at 10.45am at the Burnie Yacht Club for either the Stowport route, or the Glance Creek Road circuit to beef up the kilometres. An easier ride option heads to Cooee and back along the pathway.

RSVP via

Wednesday morning TBUG rides for May
  • 17 May: Gravelly Beach to Beaconsfield, meet 9.15am at Rose Bay Park, Gravelly Beach Road.
  • 24 May: Westbury Bracknell, meet 9.15am at the Franklin Street sportsground in Westbury.
  • 31 May: Westbury to Bogan Road, meet 9.15am at the Franklin Street sportsground in Westbury.
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.

COVID-19 guidelines

Our social rides leaders follow a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:

  • Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5m to 2m 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.