Cycle Touring Taster - Surges Bay - Dover

A gentle ride on the scenic and low traffic Esperance Coast Road from Surges Bay to Dover, we'll stay overnight in Dover and ride back the next day. The Esperance Coast Road is sealed. Overnight in Dover is either camping or whatever more luxurious accommodation you may want to book. Trip distance on the coast road is about 25km each way.  Note: Day 1 - bring lunch and water.

Saturday night BBQ with all on the Dover foreshore.  BYO everything. There is a well stocked supermarket in town if necessary.

This is an easy introduction to cycle touring, so newcomers to cycle touring are very welcome. A pre-trip meeting can be arranged for those who would like assistance with gear, setup, etc. Bike tyres should be at least 32mm wide if you're interested in trying out the gravel forestry route option, and reasonably low gearing is advisable. Touring, mountain, hybrid and e-bike should all be suitable if they are set up for touring.

There’s also the option for a more challenging ride through the hinterland forestry roads for those who are keen. Depending on numbers and what people want to do, the group may be split to suit everyone. More experienced cycle tourers may wish to start further away and join us en route.

If in doubt have a chat with Ride Leaders Andreas or Di. Partners or friends who prefer not to ride are also welcome to join us in Dover, or maybe even help as support vehicle if required. Cars will be left on the side of the road near the departure point. We’ll meet Saturday 15th mid-morning near Surges Bay.

Your ride leaders are Andreas Hack and Di Elliffe.

Map of the route, including possible forest discovery leg. Note: The route is indicative only and may be adjusted to suit the group and conditions.

To book: If you’re a camper contact Andreas ([email protected]).

             If you’re a non-camper contact Di ([email protected]).


You can find more information about Bicycle Network Tasmania's Social Rides Program here, including an explanation of the ride descriptor codes.

You can subscribe here for a fortnightly email alert about upcoming Social Rides (note this email does not include other Bicycle Network Tasmania events).

Bicycle Network Tasmania makes every effort to ensure our 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.  This ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage whilst riding your bike.  

Please note - if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.


February 15, 2020 at 10:30am - February 16, 2020 February 15, 2020 at 10:30am - February 16, 2020
Surges Bay
Geeveston, TAS
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