Women on Wheels 2020


Women on Wheels is held in Tassie's Bike Week each year.  It's a great opportunity for women of all skills and abilities to enjoy a supported ride in friendly company, building skills and confidence on a bike and just having fun. Riding a bicycle has given women independence, fun and exercise over the decades, but many are nervous about riding alone or on busy roads.

Sunday 1st March 2020, 10 for 10.30 am. Long House, Macquarie Point, 6 Evans St, Hobart.

The twentieth anniversary of our popular Women on Wheels ride will be bigger and better than ever!  We are trying out a new meeting place, and will have a selection of rides available for riders to choose from :).   All bikes, all riders are welcome. 

We will gather at the new Long House in Macquarie Point, Hobart, home of Nayri Niara Centre for the Arts of Healing, and enjoy some new connections along the safe and cruisy InterCity Cycleway (ICC).  For more experienced riders, there will be an option to ride to the upper levels of the Queens Domain, rejoining the ICC at Cornelian Bay and catching up with the main group.  For inexperienced riders and families with children, there will be a shorter option, remaining exclusively on the ICC.

Pre-Ride

From 10am, meet at the Long House, Macquarie Point [enter via the new bikepath off Evans Street]. 

If your bike needs some attention, you can have a pre-ride bike check by our friends at Ken Self Cycles.  Coffee will be available to help get us started!

The ride will commence at 10.30am.

The Ride

Here is the map of the whole ride, showing the optional sections.

Riders will move off in three waves:

  1. More challenging route via Queens Domain and ICC:  26km, 204m climbing.
  2. Standard route via ICC and Glenorchy Arts and Science Precinct: 23km, 88m climbing.
  3. Family route, ICC only: (up to) 12km, 70m climbing.

Quiz

As you ride there will be the option to answer questions about land marks along the way and a chance to win a prize.

Post-Ride

On our return we will have a yummy lunch (supplied by Banjo's, thankyou!) and some good opportunities for debriefing on how things went on the ride and what we learnt.

Costs

To help us cover costs, there is a small charge.

Bicycle Network members   $10

Non-members                    $15

Young Teens 11-15             $10

Kids under 11                     Free

Note: For groups of 3 or more, there is a discount of 10 percent.

You can Register Online up until midday of the day before the event, or do it in person on the day.                                                                                               Register_now_button_bigger_now_pink.jpg

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Cancellation

We haven't had to cancel any of our WOW rides yet, but if the weather is looking too windy and wet, we will post a cancellation notice before 8am on the day of the event.  Check here on the website and/or our Facebook page if you are concerned.

Warmup Rides

We will have some even easier rides available leading up to Bike Week so you can build up your muscles and check how your bike is going:

Sunday 12 January

Sunday 2 February

Sunday 16 February

Check our webpage for details, and follow us on FB for any updates!

                                    Thanks to Nayri-Niara-logo-2019_(1).png LongHouse_Logo_(1).png  for their support.

 


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.

Our fortnightly In The Loop email newsletter gives a heads'up on scheduled rides.  You can register here if you don't already receive In The Loop - make sure you tick: "Advocacy - campaigns and programs".


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.

When
March 01, 2020 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Where
Long House, Macquarie Point, Hobart
6 Evans St
Hobart, TAS 7000
Australia
Google map and directions
Contact
Dorothy · · 0421 103 257

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