Bicycle Tasmania's Cycling Sunday 2014
Bike Rides and Bike Festival
- Cycling Sunday is a mass participation cycling event centred on Bellerive Boardwalk and the great cycling routes around the Eastern Shore.
It involves road rides of 100, 60 and 20km in length, two mountain bike adventure rides, one for beginners and one more technical and a family treasure hunt ride using the bike path around Bellerive Bluff for young children just beginning their cycling journey. See the great feedback from our participants last year.
The rides are not races but are aimed at encouraging riders to take on a challenge.
The rides will start and finish at Bellerive Boardwalk alongside picturesque Kangaroo Bay. All rides will be supported with direction markers, sweeps, and checkpoints providing refreshments.
Utilising the great riding roads around the Eastern Shore of Hobart, the Century and 2/3 Century rides provide a great challenge for all levels of road riders. It’s in Tasmania so the course is not flat but it is also picturesque and iconic. Highlights are Grasstree Hill, riding in a bunch (2 abreast) over the Richmond Bridge and the quiet Gellibrand and Rifle Range Road down at South Arm. It will be a great day out in the saddle but you’ll also earn it.
10am Mountain Bike Ride
Run by the Adventure Rides Team from Hobart Wheelers / Dirt Devils Cycling Club. The beginners route will take in the trails around Geilston and Shag Bays on the Eastern Shore. A more technical route designed for more experienced mountain bike riders will take in the great tracks and trails of the Meehan Range including Clarence Mountain Bike Park, Belbins Rd and the Clifftop Track. The map links above show the routes from Bellerive to the respective trail heads. The off road routes are at the discretion of the Hobart Dirt Devils guides running the rides.
Cost: for above rides $15 members, $20 non-members
11am 20Km Relaxed Ride (gold coin donation)
This ride is designed for inexperienced riders wanting a shorter distance and a relaxed ride. It is also aimed at families with children older than 10 years of age.
12pm The Clarence Family Ride / Treasure Hunt (gold coin donation)
This ride around Bellerive Bluff and Bellerive Beach will be run by the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. The ride allows children to go on a ride with an accompanying adult and look for treasure along the way. A prize is offered for each child that stamps the map with all the “hidden” stamps.
Registration: Register online, pay online or on the day.
(Online registrations are now closed but you can pay on the day, just arrive a little earlier ... see you there.)
All rides will be supported with direction markers, sweeps, and checkpoints providing refreshments. As the rides are not races, riders will be instructed to follow the road rules and only ride 2 abreast at all times.
Bicycle Tasmania will make every effort to ensure the ride is safe, however participants are advised to ensure they have insurance against accidents. The best option is to become a financial member of Bicycle Tasmania, which ensures you have excellent year-round cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage. Join here.
at the Bellerive Boardwalk for when riders return. With the following types of things there:
- Bike Shop stalls and maintenance workshops.
- Music or other entertainment using the amphitheatre.
- Food – the local cafe’s, pub and restaurants.
- Stalls for cycling clubs and bike user groups that want to advertise their services etc.
- BT / Cycling South stall showing what we do, infrastructure / advocacy plans etc.
- Clarence Council stall that shows the ways in which CCC is developing infrastructure for cyclists.
- Other cycling related demonstrations and competitions such as Bike Polo
- A bike head to head competition using gym bikes.
- A bike Show and Shine competition featuring classic or refurbished bikes.
Do you have a cycling treasure at the back of the garage? Do you have a project bike you’ve worked on and would like to show off? Do you have a bike that is truly a classic? Do you have a bike that is interesting or unusual or has a real history? Does the bike tell a story?
If so bring it along to Bicycle Tasmania’s Cycling Sunday event at Bellerive Boardwalk. All types and styles of bikes are welcome from steel to carbon, fixies to recumbents, fat bikes to balance bikes. We’ll have a few categories to enter and prizes for winners after the judging. Be a part of something fun that will show off some of your passion for cycling!
The Show and Shine judging will not occur until after the rides conclude (in the early afternoon) so if you are riding please still bring your bike along – or better still ride it in one of the rides!
- March 23, 2014 at 9:00am - 3pm
- Peter Thurling ·