Dark of Winter Pipeline Ride

Celebrate the longest night of the year on your bike with a bunch of mates.  Experience the Pipeline Track in the dark on the Winter Solstice, from Ferntree to Tin Cabin and back. We will take a break at Tin Cabin to light a fire, warm up and have some yummy nibbles.

Since the ride is at night and the track is unlit, it is necessary to have good lights with a suitable battery life (approx. 2.5-3 hours).  We will also be riding supportively (e.g. in pairs to share the light on the path).

Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring an extra layer (or two).  Bring a drink and snacks to stay energised for a 3-4hr ride.

Riders:  All welcome. A social ride where the group will ride together to support newer riders.


  • good front and rear lights for your bike
  • a torch for when we arrive at the cabin
  • snacks and warm drink as we light a fire at the Tin Cabin (Matt will provide hot coffee, hot choc and tea on site, so bring some sweet snacks to share)
  • water
  • warm clothes! (all of them!)
  • a good windproof layer for the return downhill leg.

The route: this is a gentle uphill ride along unsealed paths, all offroad, with a steady downhill run on the return leg.  Suits hybrids and mountain bikes.  It is safe, with some gentle gradients and will last about three and a half hours.   2-B-22.  Map of the ride.

Meet: in the carpark of the Ferntree Tavern 30 minutes before the ride start time - of 7.00pm.



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.


June 21, 2018 at 7:00pm - 11pm
Ferntree Tavern
Ferntree, Tasmania 7054
Google map and directions
Matt Drake · 0419391629
Michael Meyer Jed Thurley David Spencer matt drake


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