Women on Wheels (WOW) 2014
Join Bicycle Tasmania for the Women on Wheels Ride, a 20km relaxed recreational ride around the Eastern Shore of Hobart.
The ride is a friendly, social event for women of all ages. Ken Self Bike shop is offering pre-ride bike checks on the morning of the ride to make sure cobwebs, squeaks and flat tyres are sorted out before heading out.
The route is a mixture of roads and bike paths and is an excellent opportunity for women who haven’t ridden on the road before to give it a go. See comments from last year's event.
The ride is organised by Bicycle Tasmania and proudly supported by Cycling South, Clarence City Council, Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation and Ken Self Bike Shop. Refreshments are also provided after the ride and experienced riders will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions.
Staff from Ken Self Cycle Center will be available to help with minor adjustments before the ride
Ride departs: 11am
Distance: 20km Route: a mixture of bike paths and local roads with a couple of small hills - Route Map
Registration: Register and pay online at RegisterNow (open from 9th Feb), or pay on the day
Includes: Spot prizes (courtesy Ken Self Cycles), pre-ride bike check, lunch (courtesy Clarence City Council).
Cost: $10 members and juniors, $15 non-members
$5 from each registration goes to
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.
The Tour de Femme and Kate Tomayo
Our annual ride event for women has been renamed this year by unanimous vote of our female committee members because they liked the acronym WOW!
The ride has become a tradition over the years and we pay tribute to its originator, Kate Tamayo who was a passionate advocate for getting more women riding bikes. The former Secretary of Bicycle Tasmania founded the Tour de Femme in 2001 as an International Women’s Day Event during Bike Week. Sadly Kate is no longer with us but her legacy lives on with Women on Wheels, a social ride aimed at women who haven’t done a lot of riding or who want to get back on their bike but need a little extra support and encouragement.
Susan B Anthony, wrote in 1896: "I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood."
...the tradition of Women on Wheels goes back to the 1890s when cycling was nothing less than “a general intoxication, an eruption of exuberance like a seismic tremor that shook the economic and social foundations of society and rattled the windows of its moral outlook.”
More than a Bike Ride...
The Bicycle Escape - How did the Bicycle Assist the Women's Movement?
Bloomers and Bicycles - how bicycles encouraged a more liberating form of dress for women
By Women for Women - Bicycle Tasmania's list of links for women...
Do you know any others? [email protected]
- March 16, 2014 at 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wentworth Park, Bellerive
Correa Street Entrance. Car parking is available at the end of Salacia Ave
Howrah, TAS 7018
Google map and directions
- Peter Thurling ·