Autumn out-of-towner rides | Bicycle Network
As we get into the beautiful calm autumn weather, our social ride leaders are increasingly going out of town to enjoy the outdoors by bike. 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 Walk – Sunday 2nd April
The 30km Orford Thumbs loop on Sunday 2nd April is a coastal ride until you hit the Wielangta Road and quickly climb 400m to the lookout!
Join ride leader David at 10.15 am. outside the Wattlebanks Coastal Café for the drive 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 dirt road and is therefore not suitable for skinny tyres. RSVP in case of cancellation due to bad weather: https://ridewithgps.com/events/204933-orford-thumbs-lookout-loop
E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Thursday 6 April
Join ride leader Tu for this quick but scenic e-bike tour of the Queens Domain on Thursday 6 April.
Meet at 9.45am 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 of Hobart.
After just 9km you will 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 30km round trip from Richmond to Campania on Saturday 1st April could be an April Fools prank, but you’ll have to show up to find out!
Join ride leader Brian at the Richmond Tassie Link bus depot at 9.45am. to go out on quiet back roads to try to avoid the traffic.
The group will have lunch back in Richmond around 12.30pm. Please RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/207986-backroads-richmond-to-campania
Agrarian Kitchen to Lachlan – Sunday 16th April
Rides that revolve around delicious lunch options are some of the best rides! Join ride leader David on Sunday, April 16 to enjoy a 22 km ride from New Norfolk to Myrtle Falls and back for lunch at the famous Agrarian Kitchen cafe.
Meet at 9.45 am. at the front of Agrarian Kitchen, 11a The Avenue, to drive up through Lachlan about 250 meters to the waterfall for morning tea before enjoying the fast downhill retreat. There are some sections of dirt road so only wide tires on bikes.
Please RSVP in case of cancellation via https://ridewithgps.com/events/205499-agrarian-kitchen-to-lachlan
Upcoming rides and events
Cycling 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 Ride Leaders Coordinator with your contact details and what kind of ride you are interested in and we will let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.
Our social ride leaders follow a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:
Meeting points for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 to 2 meters of distance while unloading bikes, listening to the briefing and getting ready to ride. Riders are asked to register online or by phone so no paper is handed out on the day. People are asked not to attend rides if they have a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose or are in mandatory isolation.