Bike Week Launches at the State

Bicycle riders were given the chance to ride the red carpet, as Tas Bike Week kicked off at one of Australia’s oldest and most celebrated cinemas.

For the Mercury article, click here.

Bicycle Tasmania Development Manager said that this year’s 11 day bicycle festival was a celebration of all things cycling, with rides, workshops and cultural events taking place all across Tasmania.  

“Cycling is an important part of the State’s transport landscape as it provides an affordable, convenient and healthy way of travelling suitable for people of all ages and abilities.” Said Mr. Doyle.

“Everyone can participate in Tas Bike Week events, and we particularly encourage new and less confident cyclists to get involved.”

State Cinema Owner, John Kelly said he was delighted to launch opening night of Bike Week at the State.

The State is a community based venue and our partnership with the cycling community is a nice fit. We have selected an excellent trio of international films that will have a broad appeal. There is even a locally made short film about the southern- most bike frame builder in the world,” said Mr. Kelly.

“With the increasingly number of people riding bicycles to and around the city, getting involved in Bike Week was an easy call to make.”

The State Cinema is showcasing three new released films dedicated to pedal power, including The Armstrong Lie, Rising from the Ashes and Tour de Force.

Tas Bike Week highlights include Wow (Women on Wheels, Sunday 16 March) and Bicycle Tasmania’s Cycling Sunday, including the long-standing Century Ride (Sunday 23 March).

Registration for Bike Week events is available online here. 

About Bike Week: 

Bike Week is one of Australia’s biggest annual promotions of cycling, with hundreds of events taking place in regional and metropolitan areas across the county.

Tasmanian State Bike Week 2014 (Thursday, 13 March – Sunday, 23 March) is packed with activities for all age groups and cycling abilities. 

Bike Week provides the perfect opportunity for people considering getting back on their bikes to join the strong community of cyclists. The developing cycling culture in Tasmania highlights that riding a bike can be a beneficial and convenient lifestyle choice.

For more information on Tasmanian State Bike Week, visit

Bike Week events are organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups around Tasmanian including Cycling South, Clarence City Council, Royal Hobart Research Foundation, Ken Self Cycle Centre, State Cinema, Hobart Wheelers Dirt Devils Inc, and Tamar Bicycle Users Group.  

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