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Service Agreement with Bike Victoria

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