A group of women wearing hijabs stand iin a line with their bicycle with the middle women holding a sign saying She Can Ride.
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Members' movie night in Hobart 

Join Bicycle Network’s CEO Alison McCormack to watch the acclaimed new documentary The Engine Inside in Hobart on Wednesday 15 November.

Narrated by cycling legend Phil Liggett, the film focuses on six stories from around the world which show how the humble bicycle can change lives for the better.

Bicycle Network members get in free to the 6pm screening at the State Cinema, while non-members can also join for $15. 

After the movie Alison will talk about Bicycle Network and answer questions. Seats are limited so register online to secure your spot via*eyll7k*_gcl_au*MzU1OTIzMDAyLjE2OTY3OTgzNTE.

This screening is selling fast. For people who have booked a ticket, please let us know if you can't attend so others can take your place.

Hawley Esplanade path out for comment

The 1.45km Hawley Esplanade shared path design is open for public comment before 14 November as part of Latrobe Council's development process.

The 2.5 metre wide path is proposed to run between the Port Sorell Surf Club and Vine Street and an extension of the existing shared path is proposed to the caravan park.

The Latrobe Council says the path would be another step connecting Port Sorell to East Devonport as the last leg of the coastal pathway.

Satellite view of Hawley Beach Esplanade.

Tweed Ride joins Sally’s Ride

One of Launceston’s biggest cycling events, Sally’s Ride, is back on Sunday 26 November and, for the first time, will also host the community Tweed Ride.

The 10km family ride and 20km trail ride will incorporate the Tweed Ride, which was previously part of the Junction Arts Festival.

Entries to the community ride are $10 for adults and $5 for children and the Trail ride is $30 for adults and $15 for children. There are also 20km, 50km, 70km and 100km ride options. Book at

An adult women sits on a bike next to an adult man on a bike with a young child sittng in front of him on the bike crossbar.

TasWater works to narrow Foreshore Trail

TasWater will be working next to the Clarence Foreshore Trail o complete the Talune Street Sewage Pump Station upgrade project at the end of Talune Street from late November to late December. 

The trail will operate as a single pedestrian/bicycle lane during the works. Trucks and workers will be on site and riders are reminded to follow all signage and directions from workers.

The works will take place on a sharp corner, so riders are also advised to take extra care when approaching this section of the trail.

Eagles cut off Wild Mersey bridge until next year

Breeding eagles have delayed the opening of the Wild Mersey MTB trail bridge between Railton and Warrawee.

Latrobe Council had aimed for a 1 July finish for trail connections leading to the new bridge in the hope of avoiding the eagle breeding season, but works were delayed by design changes from the state government’s Parks and Wildlife Service.

The council will be able to do some work on the trails not involving heavy machinery, but other works in  the area are off limits until March 2024.

Suspension bridge spans a river with reflections of the forest flanking the banks.

Tell Hobart where to put its dollars

Hobart City Council is calling for community comment to shape its 2023–24 budget.

People are being asked to propose a project and describe its impact for consideration in development of the next budget.

Proposals can be lodged online before 30 November at

The front of the Hobart Town Hall that shows people walking up the ramp and bicycles parked along the railings of the ramp.