Sticky beak at Hobart’s buildings on wheels | Bicycle Network

Sticky beak at Hobart’s buildings on wheels | Bicycle Network
Sticky beak at Hobart’s buildings on wheels | Bicycle Network

The popular Open House Hobart architectural program is the focus for one of our social rides this fortnight, joining trusty regulars like the fortnightly E-bike Coffee Cruise and monthly northwest ride.

Riana Loops – Sunday 29 October

Hills will be the decider for which of the three loops you take out of Riana on Sunday 29 October.

Meet at Pioneer Park, Pine Road, Riana. Rides for each of the three roughly 25km loops will all start at 11am.

The Creamery Road and Fewer Lumps routes have ascents of 297 metres and 208 metres respectively, while the Camena Loop offers 433 metres of climbing.

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E-bike Coffee Cruise: The Queens View – Friday 3 November

At just over 9km, the Queens View ride on Friday 3 November is one of our shortest social rides, but it’s all about honing your e-bike skills on hills and gravel trails while enjoying beautiful surrounds.

Join Ride Leader Di at 10.15am at the front of Brooke Street Pier to ride up the shared path and over the Remembrance Bridge to the Queens Domain’s trails. Return for the monthly coffee catch up at Jampacked in Hunter Street.

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Kangaroo Bay to Mt Rumney – Saturday 4 November

The ride up to Mt Rumney from Kangaroo Bay on Saturday 4 November will be a good test of the legs and heart at the start of the weekend.

Meet ride leader Brian at 9.45am to head out on bike paths and quiet roads to the top of Mt Rumney via the old railway at Tunnel Hill. Return to Bellerive for a coffee.

Suitable for all rider experience and bikes. The uphill pace won’t be fast. Please RSVP in case of cancellation via

Open House Hobart group ride – Saturday 11 November

Join our free social ride touring a selection of sites as part of the Open House Hobart program on Saturday 11 November, to take a two-wheeled peek at the city’s architectural gems.

The Back on your Bike program can help prepare you for the ride. If you need to boost your riding confidence, let us know when you RSVP.

Here’s our planned schedule of stops:
1. Fusilier Cottage, 64 Hampden Rd
2. Hampden House, 37 Hampden Rd
3. Town Hall Underground Concourse, 50 Macquarie St
4. Carnegie Building Basement, 16 Argyle St
5. (option) Altna-Craig Apartment, 6/6 Altna-Craig Ave, Lenah Valley
6. Duncan Meerding Studio, 45b Burnett St, NoHo
7. Designed Objects Tasmania, 27 Tasma St, NoHo
8. Milkman’s Cottage, 49 Barrack St.


Bothwell Apsley Country Loop – Sunday 12 November

The 44km Bothwell Apsley Country Loop on Sunday 12 November is a lovely ride on quiet roads through forests and farms.

Meet ride leader David at 10.15am at Queens Park, Queen Street, Bothwell. You will need a bicycle with wider tyres to cope with the gravel roads, and some energy to tackle the hill up to Den Hill Reserve.

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TBUG rides
  • 1 November: Westbury to Exton, meet at 9.15am at the sports ground at 21 Franklin Street. 42km, 20–25 km/h pace.
  • 2 November: Thursday Twilight Ride, meet at 5.45pm at the Park Street entrance of Royal Park. 10-15km, 13–15km/h pace.
  • 8 November: Exeter–Legana–Glengarry, meet at 9.15am at the Information Centre, 81 Main Road. 47km, 20–25 km/h pace.
Upcoming rides & events

If you would like to be one of our Ride Leaders, please email our Rides Coordinator with your contact details and what sort of riding you are interested in and we’ll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled. You don’t have to be super fit or into competitive riding, our rides are a mixed bag depending on the interests of our ride leaders. They offer everything from short 1-2 hour rides with stops along the way to day-long excursions.

COVID-19 guidelines

Our social rides leaders follow a set of protocols to help make our rides safer:

  • Meeting places for rides will have plenty of space for people to maintain 1.5 metre to 2 metre distancing while unloading bikes, listening to the briefing, and getting ready to ride.
  • Riders are asked to register online or via phone so there is no paper being handed around on the day. 
  • People are asked not to attend rides if they have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or runny nose or are in mandated isolation.


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