Bicycle Network Tasmania assists Bicycle Network to organise Icon Rides in Tasmania.
The Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain was first held on Sunday 1 November 2015.
Ride the Night Hobart was first held on Saturday 30 January 2016.
Bicycle Network Tasmania organises a number of medium size social, non-competitive rides each year. These include:
- Kingborough Treasure Hunt - February, in Bike Week
- Kate Tamayo Women On Wheels - February, in Bike Week
- Century/Channel Rides redux - February, in Bike Week
- Electric Bike Rally - November
Watch our Events Calendar, our e-News and social channels for advance warning of the dates for these and how to register. We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with organising these rides and helping out on the day.
Bicycle Network Tasmania coordinates a series of Social Rides. These are friendly non-competitive rides, organised on a regular schedule or fairly ad hoc, and designed for small groups (usually less than about 20 participants). The purpose of the program is to have fun, to support new riders as they develop skills and confidence, and to build safety for riders through increasing the visible presence of bikes on the road.
Our Ride Leaders must be accreditted by Bicycle Network Tasmania before they can organise and lead a Social Ride.
We are currently developing a schedule of both regular and ad hoc rides, and accreditting Ride Leaders.
Details of planned social rides will be advised well in advance of the ride, via the Events page and via Facebook. Riders should RSVP via the Event webpage - this will make it easier for us to let you know if the ride is changed or cancelled. The ride leaders may also be contacted for additional rides information.
More information about Bicycle Network Tasmania's Social Rides program can be found here.
Other Organisations' Rides
We will help other organisations to publicise their rides (such as charity rides) through our blog and our Event Calendar. However we cannot lend our name or our insurance cover to other people's rides.
Please note that Bicycle Network insurance for personal accident and third party damage covers only financial members. This means:
- Current Bicycle Network members are covered by their membership insurance whilst on a Bicycle Network or Bicycle Network Tasmania ride.
- This provides cover against personal accident of the rider, and also against damage/injury caused to a 3rd party while the member is riding a bike.
- Before participating in a Bicycle Network or a Bicycle Network Tasmania social ride, please check what insurance cover you have.
Bicycle Network Tasmania will make every effort to ensure organised rides are safe, however participants are advised to ensure they have insurance against accidents. The best option is to become a member of Bicycle Network, which ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage whilst riding your bike. Join here.
Note - if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.
Others Organising Rides
Bicycle Network Tasmania has links, and can put you in touch, with other organisations that run rides, for example:
- Audax Australia - longer distance endurance rides
- Bike Ride Hobart
- Bike Ride Womens Cycling Bunch
- Bottles And Chains
- Cranky Girls
- Hobart Walking Club
- Hobart Wheelers/Dirt Devils
- Ken Self Cycles, Hobart
- Liv Rides
- Salamanca Cycling Touring Group
- Southern Tasmanian Cycling Club
- Tamar BUG
If your group would like to be added here, drop us a line!