Bike Week 2013
Century and Half century Ride, Sunday March 17
$25 Non-members, $20 members, registration from 8:00am (wear something warm)
Enjoy this fundraising recreational ride organised by Bicycle Tasmania for its members and for the general public.
The riders start as a group from Kangaroo Bay and ride along Kangaroo Bay Road to Bligh Street, then at Mornington onto Cambridge Road. The route will then be the same as in previous years through Cambridge, Seven Mile Beach, Tea Tree and Richmond. The riders will turn down the East Derwent Highway till Gordens Hill Road which leads back to Kangaroo Bay.
For some this ride will be the longest day’s cycling of the year, for others a fast morning cruise, leaving time perhaps to go around again in the afternoon! Whatever your ability – have a great ride.
Starts and finishes at Kangaroo Bay, Bellerive..
CENTURY RIDE - 98.1km
Registration from 8:00 am
Briefing at 8:50 am
Start at 9:00 am
HALF CENTURY - 42.9km
Registration 10:00 am
Briefing at 10:50 am
Start at 11:00 am
(Half Century riders can also start at the same time as Century Riders)
Tour de Femme, Sunday March 10
$20 Non-members, $15 members.
Leave the boys at home. It's an exclusive girls day out, especially for women and girls who haven’t done much riding before. It’s an easy, flat loop course from Cambridge to Seven Mile Beach and back.
Check the course the map and rider information here.
11 am start at Cambridge Hall, Cambridge.
(If you are very rusty or very new to bike riding, you'll appreciate the bikegal.com article From couch to cycling in six weeks)
Rivulet Heritage Ride, Wednesday March 13 - Free!
Ride into some of Hobart’s oldest history concentrating on the Hobart Rivulet Linear Park above Barrack Street. The ride will pass the sites of former corn mills, woollen mills, saw mills, tanneries, breweries, distilleries, the Female Factory, through Cascade Gardens and finish up at the Cascade Brewery site. The ride will be at a leisurely pace with frequent stops at points of interest.
Clarence Family Ride - Sunday 17 March - Free!
5.30pm start, corner Molle and Collins Streets, Hobart.
Bicycle Tasmania has organised a gentle 5km ride along the Clarence Foreshore Trail to Second Bluff and return via quiet streets in Bellerive. Starting from Kangaroo Bay Regional Park in Bellerive at 12 noon. Free and supported by Clarence City Council.North-West Tassie - Sunday 24 March
Social rides starting at 11am from Sprent recreation ground/community hall, 16km south of Ulverston on B15. 3 options ranging from 15km to 35km. Kitchen open at the hall so BYO snacks. No pre-registration, $5 to non-members of Bicycle Tasmania.Other events around the state
A host of other Bike Week events and rides hosted by other groups can be found at the Bike Week web page