Membership arrangements, a major transition is underway...
Bicycle Tasmania's membership management arrangements are currently
under review. We are presently negotiating an agreement under which a
significant component of our administrative and membership services will
be carried out by Bicycle Network (which underpins Bicycle Victoria and
Bicycle Western Australia.) The benefits to Tasmanian non-competitive
cycling will be enormous, and include :
establishing a truly state-wide coverage of our support for riders a local paid non-government cycling advocate position, with a brief to focus on all regions of the state great member services (just like Bicycle Victoria members get!) campaign support from an organisation with great experience and track record freeing Bicycle Tasmania's volunteer committee of significant administrative burden.
Bicycle Tasmania will remain autonomous and will continue to be directed by a local member-elected executive.
These changes are in part a necessary adjustment to our changing
society, in which well organised and self-funded non-government
organisations make a huge contribution by helping to bring about
positive change, and where most people find it more effective and
workable to contribute relatively small membership fees rather than
committing their time and labour to make such organisations work.
Bicycle Tasmania will continue to stage events including BIG RIDE,
Bike Week Century Ride, Half Century Ride, Tour de Femme, and valet bike
parking, all of which are run by our wonderful volunteers, and generate
extra valuable funds for our work.
The transition to
operating under a service agreement with Bicycle Network will be phased
over the next 6-8 months. In December 2010 all existing Bicycle Tasmania
members will receive information and be invited to renew their
memberships under the new arrangement.
Membership fees will increase to
be in line with Bicycling Western Australia and Bicycle Victoria, (for
example, Individual will now be $105 pa, and Concession $90), however
membership will include the bi-monthly Ride-On magazine, the largest
circulation non-sport cycling magazine in Australia. And as mentioned
above, a very significant increase in the support and advocacy
effectiveness of Bicycle Tasmania will mean you are getting better value
for your dollars.
Membership of Bicycle Tasmania is open to
anybody living in Tasmania who cycles, or has an interest in cycling.
Corporate Membership is open to any businesses or Government authorities
with an interest in cycling in Tasmania. Bicycle Tasmania is a member
of the Tasmanian Bicycle Council (TBC) and has representatives on
several local Councils.
Bicycle Tasmania is made up of cyclists with interests in all forms of cycling. We need your support