E-bikes on Bruny
Enjoy a relaxed ride with fellow riders of e-bikes, trying out the tourist routes on Bruny Island.
We'll catch an early ferry from Kettering (9am), and assemble at Roberts Point. A support vehicle will meet us here to carry the riders' overnight and camping gear. We'll ride to Alonnah, for an overnight stay, and back again the next day. We are likely to split into two groups, to cater for differing riding styles. [Update @ 23 April: Group B is unlikely to go ahead].
Day 1 - Saturday 28 April
Group A, led by Jack Gilding, will include a northern loop to Dennes Point. We'll enjoy coffee and a quick recharge at the Jetty Cafe, and check out the art gallery. The Dennes Point loop is on unsealed but sound roads.
Map of Group A's route. 63km, total climbing 927m.
Group B, led by Di Elliffe, is for those who would prefer a more leisurely pace and to stick to sealed roads. We'll ride directly to Alonnah, all on sealed roads. This group will be supported by a safety vehicle. We'll stop in at the Bruny Island Cheese Factory for coffee and supplies, and wait for Group A. We'll probably all have lunch here, as Group A will need to recharge their batteries.
Map of Group B's route. 36 km, total climbing 363m.
We'll check out the new lookout on The Neck, and ride on to Alonnah. Here we'll stay at a shack (or maybe two) at Alonnah, and camping will also be available.
Day 2 - Sunday 29 April
On Sunday we will return to Roberts Point to catch the ferry back.
Group A will include an additional visit to Adventure Bay. Map of the route. Group A will be doing 54km, total climbing 571m.
Group B will do the reverse of the previous day's route. Map of the route. We'll all meet up again for lunch at Bruny Island Cheese Factory.
Day 0 - Friday 27 April
There is likely to be a smaller group riding from Hobart to Kettering on Friday 27 April, and staying overnight in Kettering. The route is still to be finalised but will avoid as much of the Channel Highway as possible. Contact Jack (phone number below) if you are interested in being part of this group.
Further details are to be confirmed. Those who have RSVP'ed will be included in decisionmaking about accommodation etc.
Ride Leaders: Jack Gilding and Di Elliffe.
Meet: at the Kettering ferry terminal at 8.30 for the 9am ferry. Note - be early as there are no pre-bookings available for the ferry.
Note: this is a "fair weather ride" :) We'll cancel around 5pm the day before if the weather looks nasty, and will advise people who've RSVP'ed.
Note: the roads on Bruny Island have no "shoulder" and many drivers are tourists unused to Tasmanian road conditions.
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.
- April 28, 2018 at 9:00am - 3pm
Bruny Island, Tasmania
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- Jack Gilding · 0407 486 651