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Bicycle Tasmania Corporate Members

Cycling Promotion FundPO Box 3052 Auburn Victoria 3123 office@cyclingpromotion.com.au             (03) 9818 5400        
Ride Bellerive96 Clarence St Bellerive info@ride.net.au 62448222  
BiKE RiDE74a Liverpool Street Hobart ride@bikeride.com.au 62316202  
DR Marine26 Macfarlane St South Hobart drdrmarine@aol.com             0418 120 366        
     
Hobart City Councillibrary@hobartcity.com.au  

Bike Hire

This question is often asked, but with a little research effort on your part ;-) you can find the answers yourself...

Here are two search methods:

Too easy? Here are some of the entries we found:

Derwent bike hire   
Rent a Cycle Tasmania   
Island Cycle Tours   

Bike Shops

 
Hobart and Southern Tasmania
cyclingo466 Macquarie Street South Hobart 62246533 cyclingo offer Bicycle Tasmania members a 12.5% discount! Experts in bicycles repairs and sales. Here at CyClingo we aim to provide our customers with the best products and service available. This is why we are introducing monthly internet only specials. Take your time to browse the specials on offer each month and simply mention that you saw them on the Cyclingo web site to receive your discount.  
Ride Bellerive96 Clarence St Bellerive info@ride.net.au 62448222 Ride Bellerive offer Bicycle Tasmania members 10% off bikes & 15% off accessories! At Ride Bellerive, we appreciate the true concept of the local bike shop. We have evolved into a dealer of world class bicycles and service and have over 120 bikes on display. We stock everything for the cyclist; from trikes to trainers, right up to elite road and mountain bikes and accessories.  
Treadlies27 Channel Crt. Kingston treadlie@netspace.net.au 62294052 treadlies offer Bicycle Tasmania members a 10% discount!  
Tassie Cycles100 New Town Rd Newtown 62283157 Tassie Cycles offer Bicycle Tasmania members a 10% discount!  
BiKE RiDE74a Liverpool Street Hobart ride@bpbikeride.com.au 62316202 BiKE RiDE stocks Cannondale, ORBEA, Teschner & Gitane. We want everyone to enjoy their riding as much as possible, whether it's commuting to work, Sunday rides with the family, touring or racing our motto is, "Have a great ride!" and that's what BiKE RiDE is all about.  
Ray Appleby Cycles125 Elizabeth St. Hobart 62347644  
Ken Self Cycles124 Elizabeth St. Hobart 62344175  
Mc Bain Cycles132 Bathurst St. Hobart 62347594  
Eastern Shore Cycles44 Lincoln St. Lindisfarne 62437776  
Roma Cycles6 Hope St. Newtown 62282556  
Norfolk CyclesRichmond St. New Norfolk 62612201  
G A Fletcher9 Wilmot Dr. Huonville 62641610  
 
Launceston
Geard Cycles335 Wellington St. Launceston 63449154 Specializing in quality bikes from reputable suppliers including Giant/ GT/ Mongoose and Cannondale. We stock the most comprehensive and diverse selection of bicycles and accessories in Tasmania. Come in for all your cycling needs, Mountain bikes, Road bikes, BMX, Hybrids, Unicycles, Streetsurfers, Scooters, Kid's bikes and more. Visit the website for specials and competitions.  
Laskey / Kinnane Cycle Co.187 Wellington St. Launceston 63319880  
Rik Sloane Cycles10 Patterson St. Launceston 63319482 or 63319414  
Ray Appleby Cycles85 George St. Launceston 63311311  
 
North West
Derrico Cycles156 William St. Devonport 64243121  
Noel Von Bibra Cycles3/142 William St. Devonport 64247778  
Oliver's Performance109 Rooke Street Mall 64249366  
Craig Price Cyclery74 Relbey St. Ulverstone 64251595  
Leicester Cycles17 North Tce. Burnie 64313530  

Organisations and Companies

CyclingSouthCyclingSouth executive officer is Mary McParland             03 6273 4463       (W)             03 6216 6400       (FAX). Postal Address is PO Box 708 Glenorchy 7010. Street Address is Glenorchy Swimming Pool, Anfield St, Glenorchy. CyclingSouth is unique in Australia. It is supported financially and enthusiastically by a partnership between State and local government.

CyclingSouth is unique in Australia. It plays an important role in the orderly development of infrastructure. In conjunction with other cycling groups, it continues to develop programs that encourage more people to enjoy riding their bikes. And it plays an advocacy role for cyclists at all levels of government.

The role of local government in the development of cycling facilities cannot be underestimated. The four Councils in the metropolitan area of Southern Tasmania (Hobart, Glenorchy, Kingston, Clarence) are all progressing projects that will serve their local communities as well as visitors to their regions.

CyclingSouth is located at the Glenorchy Swimming Pool Complex, Anfield St, Glenorchy. The building is separate from the Glenorchy Pool entrance and has a door facing onto the adjacent car park. There is an asphalt apron outside the door with two yellow posts indicating No Parking. CyclingSouth signage also indicates the entrance.

  
State Bicycle Advisory CommitteeSBAC was established in 1991 to provide advice on all bicycle matters to the Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. Particular areas of work include organising State Bike Week and review of cycling regulations and safety programs, and an SBAC nominee represents Tasmania on the Australian Bicycle Council.  
Island Cycle ToursIsland Cycle Tours are the only Tasmanian owned and operated tourism operator that is solely focused on cycling. Their tours are run by the best guides with a passion for Tasmania, meaning you get the best local knowledge in true Tasmanian friendly spirit. They offer a tour for everybody, from 3 hour mountain descents to 10 day tours for the serious cyclist. Explore our website for a tour category that meets your needs.  
PedalBite.comPedalBite is a nifty little website for mountain bikers (or anybody) in the Tasmanian area. It's all strictly non-profit, just a place for people to post pictures and trail reviews and write in the forum.  
Touring TasmaniaTouringTasmania is a handy website full of useful information about places to see and stay in Tasmania.  
Tasmanian HPV Enthusiast ClubTas HPV are a group of people, mainly in the North West part of Tasmania who are into building and riding recumbent cycles. They aim to be a catalist for awareness of HPV's in Tasmania and are keen to offer assistance in the design and construction or purchase of a machine.  
Phatt BikesCustom bike manufacturers in Queenstown, web site run by Matt Turner  
Networking Tasmanian AdventuresCycling is a healthy way to explore historic villages, country back roads and natural areas at the perfect pace. Smell the scenery as you cycle along rivers, down mountains and through weekend markets. Indulge yourself in the evenings at historic inns and rural B & B's. Tasmania offers a variety of terrain for all levels of fitness and energy.  
Swan ToursOur aim is to provide a first class personal experience for all our guests that encompasses all that Tasmania has to offer. Swan tours offers a wide range of tour options in and around Tasmania for the individual and group traveller alike...the total Tasmanian experience.  
Tasmanian ExpeditionsOn our cycle tours we explore historic villages, quiet country back roads and the fabulous east coast, our support vehicle with us all the way. Some days we swap cycling for short walks. The experiences range from camping, cabins and bunkhouses in out of the way places, to luxury Heritage listed accommodation, and from 1 to 6 days in duration.  
Tasmanian TrailThe Tasmanian Trail is a long distance multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south. It has a length of 480 kilometres. From its conception it was intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Therefore it differs from other trails that have usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted in use. The trail links up existing forestry roads and fire trails, country roads and occasionally crosses private land. Up to 90% of the Trail is on some form of made road or track. For more information contact peter_fehre@yahoo.com.au .  
bikehiretasmaniaHire our bikes and cycle around the sites of Tasmania. We are a fully owned subsidiary of Ray Appleby Cycles, Tasmania's premier cycle dealer. Conveniently located in Hobart and Launceston, we are able to offer the best hire bikes, knowledge and service to allow you to explore and experience the best Tasmania has to offer.  
VelosmithQuality Handmade Touring Bikes for Those Passionate About Their Cycling. For anyone passionate about their cycling who can look beyond the marketing hype of the mainstream bicycle industry a handmade frame equipped with the most appropriate components, like any quality tool, will provide years of satisfaction, reliability and comfort.  
viator.comCycle tours in Tasmania.  
Sport and Recreation TasmaniaDepartment of Economic Development - Sport and Recreation Tasmania’s vision is all Tasmanians being physically active through sport and recreation.  
Cycling TasmaniaThe Tasmanian branch of Cycling Australia - a major player in Australian's sporting culture ... growing from its rich heritage into a truly national sporting activity accessible to all Australians.  
Cycle InsteadThe Cycle-Commute-Instead Campaign is an initiative of the Tasmanian Bicycle Council to encourage commuters to cycle instead of using their car. Make a start by registering with Cycle-Commute-Instead as a cycle commuter and be eligible for incentives and assistance to enable you to ride to work with confidence. By registering you will also go in the draw for some great prizes.  
Look Who’s LitteringThe next time an object is thrown at you from a car when riding your bike, such as drink containers, bottles or other rubbish, you now have a course of action. The State government has introduced a litter reporting hotline. If you record the licence plate and details of the vehicle and the time and location that the incident occurred and report it to the litter hotline, the driver will receive a fine for littering.  
Cool Pool tas.com.auTasmania’s first and only specialized, state wide carpooling resource!  
Mole Creek visitor informationMole Creek - magic above ground and below! Mole Creek offers a range of natural and man-made attractions with appeal for young and old and is ideally located as a base for touring the central north of Tasmania.  
Hobart Bike KitchenAims to: 1) Restore and fix donated and salvaged bicycles to provide a source of low cost bikes in hobart. 2) Run events allowing people to learn bike maintenance skills as well as confidence cycling in traffic etc. 3) Host a space with the required tools and equipment in which cyclists can meet at prearranged times to preform maintenance and teach others. 4) Hence foster the Bike Community and Bike Culture in Hobart as well as encouraging new people into cycling.  
Orienteering Tasmania - Mountain Bike NavigationMTBNav events are held on tracks and roads in the bush and suburbs, and require you to find checkpoints using a provided map to navigate your way around a course on your mountain bike. Navigation is very straight forward, and anyone capable of using a street directory is more than able to successfully complete these events. Go at the pace you choose, challenge yourself to have a go, and most of all enjoy the ride. Courses are scaled for all ages and abilities, male and female. Most events are ridden solo, with some longer ones being for Teams.  

Cycling Clubs

Contact PersonPhone NumberType of Cycling
SouthernpedalsKeith Mobbs62660004road cycling to mountain biking
Hobart Walking Clubyes HWC have a sub group that do lots of regular social rides
Salamanca Cyclist's Touring ClubTouring / Day Rides
Audax TasmaniaPaul Gregory62336619Audax
BMX Association TasmaniaLorraine Andrew62659500BMX Racing
Mersey Valley Cycling ClubVal James015 300527 
Triathlon TasmaniaDale Parker62336619Triathlon
Coastal Seniors Cycling ClubTrevor Britton64315212Racing / Social
Northern Districts Cycling ClubRon Bryan63918319Road Racing / Track
Northern Veterans Cycling ClubNVCC is the largest club in Launceston with around 100 registered members
Launceston City Cycling ClubRobyn Bailey            0407 030023      Road/ Track/ MTB
Tasmanian Cycling FederationRobyn Bailey            0407 030023      Cycle Racing
Southern Tasmanian Cycling Club IncStephen Bray (Secretary)62471647Road racing for veterans
Dirt DevilsRichard Quinn            0408 370 880      MTB. We cater to Road/Track/Time Trial - XC/DH/MTNX
The Hobart WheelersAndrew Hanigan            0417 142 918      Road
Tasmanian Mountain Bikes Inc.Andrew Nichols6425 5223MTB
Burnie City Cycling ClubAlan Johnson6462 1844Road /Track
West Tamar Cycling ClubPaul Manion6394 7060Road /Track

Bicycle User Group Contacts

Kingborough Bicycles Users Group
Graeme Watt (Acting Secretary)
or Councillor Flora Fox             (03) 6211-8200      
c/o Kingborough Council
Channel Hwy Kingston Tas 7050

City of Glenorchy Bicycle Committee
c/o Rod Marshall
or Alderman Stuart Slade             (03) 6249-1300      
or Rod Marshall             (03) 6274-0778      
Glenorchy City Council
374 Main Rd Glenorchy Tas 7010

Brighton Bicycle Users Group
Kim Stansfield
Brighton Council
Tivoli Rd, Gagebrook Tas 7030

Hobart City Council
Transport engineer and Sectetary of the Hobart City Council Bicycle Plan Advisory Committee
Mark Broadley             (03) 6238-2804      
or Alderman Jeff Briscoe
PO Box 503E
Hobart Tas 7001

Clarence Council Bicycle Committee
Alderman Deidre Wilson 5243 9379 (h)
38 Bligh St Rosny Park Tas 7018

Tamar Bicycle User Group
Launceston Area
Malcolm Cowan President

Click here for even more Tasmanian cycling related web sites.


Bus Services

Tasmanian Tigerline/ TassieLink operate services between the main regional centres. Tigerline has been observed to have bike racks on many of its buses, but check with them for details.

Tasmanian Redline operate services between the main regional centers.

Metro Tasmania are the government bus service, operating within Hobart, Launceston, Burnie. They have very good online route maps for planning your travel within cities but don't allow bikes on board. We've even had reports of folding bikes being refused.


Click here for interstate and overseas cycling related web sites.

Road Rules

Here are our own collection of relevant rules from other sites.

A Tasmanian Guide to the Australian Road Rules - from Tasmanian Government Department of Energy, Infrastructure and Resources (Main Roads). Hasn't got much detail, and 'The Law' links at the end are very difficult to wade through unless you really know what you're after.

  • Two abreast riding for bicyclists, motorcyclists and animal riders in single lanes is now legal on Tasmanian roads.
  • Cyclists must ride in bicycle lanes where these are provided on a roadway, unless it is impracticable to do so.
  • Bicycle riders in the far left-hand lane of a roundabout with two or more lanes must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout.

Commonly unknown road rules (Bicycle User Research Group) - a great resource - thanks to Marrickville South Sydney Bicycle Group.

If the PDF file containing the road rules on the above website ever disappears you can find a copy of it here too (10 pages, 188 KB).

Bicycle Transportation Alliance photos showing how New Road Rules will Discourage Cycling.

Queensland State Government road rules. Check under 'Bicycles'. Quite good.

New South Wales State Government road rules.

Queensland State Government road rules.

South Austalian State Government road rules.



Interstate Clubs
Bicycle New South WalesContact info@bicyclensw.org.au
Bicycle QueenslandContact bqinfo@bq.org.au
Bicycle Institute of South AustraliaContact secretary@bisa.asn.au
Bicycle VictoriaContact bicyclevic@bv.com.au
Brisbane Bicycle Touring ClubContact president@bbta-au.org
Pedal Power ACT IncContact pedalpower@pedalpower.org.au. Pedal Power is a non-government organisation, which was founded in 1974, to act as a rallying point for cyclists in the Australian Capital Territory and Queanbeyan regions, and to represent the interests of cyclists in Canberra.
Bicycle TasmaniaContact secretary@biketas.org.au
BikeWest - Western Australia Cycling PagesContact cycling@dpi.wa.gov.au
Bicycle Association Gold Coast
Bicycle SAMaking a difference to our (South Australian) Community through responsive, decisive, leadership and the creation of opportunities for Cycling to be a legitimate and safe Recreational activity, sporting pursuit and transport option which delivers sustainability.
Tea Tree Tourers (South Australia)Contact David Foster. South Australia's Bicycle Touring Club - lots of overseas touring info.
Munda Biddi Trail Western AustraliaContact Foundation@mundabiddi.org.au . Western Australia's first long distance off-road cycle trail.
Other Links
Bicycle Federation of Australiais Australia's national bicycle advocacy organisation for recreation, transportation and health. The Bicycle Federation of Australia (BFA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding choice and opportunity for recreation, transport, and healthy activity for all Australians. The BFA is the national peak body representing non-competitive cyclists.
Australian Bicycle Councilis the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of Australia Cycling - The National Strategy 1999-2004. The Strategy has six objectives covering improvements to cycling in the areas of coordination, integration, facilities, safety, information and education.
The Cycling Promotion Fundis a Bicycle Industries Australia Ltd. initiative established in 1999 to help the bicycle industry take collective action to increase bicycle use.
Bicycles Network Australiais Australia's top cycling portal and gives you a head start into the online Bicycle world with all Australian Bicycle shops, clubs, organisations and international brands and manufacturers listed. The Great Aussie Cycling Calender 2003 has details for all important events.
BicyclingdirectAre an online shop that offer huge benefits to customers through a rewards programme, as well as donating a portion of each sale to non profit cycling organizations and clubs. Contact Mark Stiegler,ph-             1300 13 45 15      , fax- +61 3 5367 5777 or email
Aussie Cycling LinksLink to all things cycling.
velorutionStrange name, but fascinating site - Dismantling the car economy, celebrating bicycle culture.
Fat Tyre Adventures LtdFat Tyre Adventures Ltd offer one day, multi day Mountain bike tours with options from Heli biking to a picnic ride. We tailor the rides/tours to suit you, with over 20 trail options -- that’s more ride choices than any other Mountain bike guiding company in NZ.
Cycle Sport NewsCycle Sport News is a cycling site dedicated to presenting Australian-specific news and information about all forms of cycle sport including Track, Road, BMX, Mountain Bike, Cycle Speedway, Penny Farthings, Wheel Chair Athletes and Recreational cycling in all states.
Riverland Cycling ClubHomepage of the Riverland Cycling Club (SA), featuring photos, results, racing programme and general information about the club.
Victoria Police - VirtualBikeThis site is designed to provide information that will enable cyclists to develop safe, effective and practical strategies when riding a bike. It provides advice on safety and security issues and also gives an insight into who rides, where they ride and how they do it.
SBS television CyclingCentralSBS Television is giving Australian audiences their weekly dose of wall-to-wall cycling with CYCLING CENTRAL. The magazine program - nominated as a finalist in the 2005 Australian Sports Commission Media Awards for 'Best Commitment to the Coverage of Sport' - returns from its hiatus on Sunday 4 December in a new regular timeslot of 5.30pm.
Womens CyclingThis website aims to encourage women of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy the buzz of cycling more often.
George Farnsworth Travel InfoInformation on travelling with bikes around the world.
Australian Bicycle Council Cycling Resource CentreThe CRC is a is a convenient and user friendly ‘one stop shop’ for those involved in the planning and provision of cycling facilities and programs including planners, engineers and others to access a wide range of topics in one central location.
warmshowers.org: hospitality for touring cyclistsThe Warm Showers List is a hospitality list for touring cyclists. People who are willing to host cyclists sign up and provide their contact information, and may occasionally have someone stay with them and share great stories and a drink.
www.cyclecentral.com.auAn on-line bicycle store which is both an information site and a sales site. As part of our information site we have compiled a maps catalogue for each state. Both city and rural maps are available and each map shows the bicycle paths and preferred cycle routes. We hope that these maps will make it easier for riders to find their way around new areas or to find the best routes within their own areas. By making it easier and safer to cycle we hope to encourage more people to take part in riding as a sport or leisurely activity and encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. We also provide riders with riding tips, news and an events calendar which incorporates events from all states and categories of riding.
www.cycleindonesia.com.au/January '09. 1200km, 19 cycle days, 8 rest days.




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