Tasmanian Bike Week

The Tasmanian Bicycle Council coordinates the statewide Bike Week, held in the first week of March every year since 2001.

Bike Week promotes recreational, sport and transport bicycle riding and aims to give people opportunities and support to ride more often.

Bike Week 1–8 March 2020

This the calendar of events for Bike Week from bicycle organisations, user groups and event managers. Please contact them directly for more details.

If you are holding a community or individual bike event during Bike Week, please let us know and we’ll include it in our calendar.

Sunday 1 March

Monday 2 March

  • Launceston pop-up shop – TBUG, 68 John Street, for all things bike riding, until 7 March.
  • Flatland BMX workshop and Psychle novelty bikes – TBUG, 5 pm, Civic Square, Launceston, with Matt Wootton.

Tuesday 3 March

  • Bicycle Network Super Tuesday – volunteers count the number of bicycles passing through 55 intersections across greater Hobart between 7 and 9 am. $60 payment to group of choice or to reduce cost of Bicycle Network membership. Counts are also happening in Launceston and Devonport on the same day, contact the council directly to get involved.
  • Kangaroo Bay to Tranmere return social ride – Bicycle Network free social ride, 9.45 am, Kangaroo Bay Playground car park. Along the Foreshore Trail.
  • Essential bike maintenance workshop – TBUG, 68 John Street, 6.30 pm, register at contactus@tbug.org.au or 0416 310 722. Free. Refreshments provided.

Wednesday 4 March

Thursday 5 March

Friday 6 March

  • SWAG Family: Australia by Bike – In 2019 the Hughes family rode 14 000 km around Australia, come and hear their stories of generosity, fun, perseverance and grit that will challenge your view of the classic Australian road trip. Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay. 7pm, $15 adults, $5 under 16s.
  • Ride 2 Night – TBUG’s festive lighting up of bikes for a ride around city streets and trails, 7.30 pm, QVMAG car park.
  • Sandy Bay Commute – Bicycle Network free social ride, 7.15am for 7.30 start, Trugannini car park, Channel Hwy, Taroona, into the city via Battery Point. A good one for people thinking of commuting but not sure of routes or other tips.
  • Tamar Valley History Ride – TBUG, 9.30 am from Rose Bay Park, Gravelly Beach.
  • Reclink Bike Riding with Confidence program – 10.30 am, Heritage Forest, contact Rebekah at Reclink on 0431 171232.

Saturday 7 March

Sunday 8 March

  • Kellevie MTB Park 6 Hour – Storm Bay Promotions, Kellevie Mountain Bike Park, 10 am – 4 pm. Entry for teams or solo riders. Ticketed.
  • Kingborough Treasure Hunt – Bicycle Network, Peter Murrell Reserve, Huntingfield. Register on day at 2 pm for 2.30 pm start. Free.
  • Hobart Bike Kitchen – 130 Davey Street Hobart, 1-4 pm. Come along to learn how to build and look after your bike. Free.
  • Geilston Bay – Tranmere Foreshore Trail – Bicycle Network free social ride, 11 am – 2.30 pm, 43 km, BYO lunch to eat at Bellerive Bluff Fort and then coffee afterwards in Lindisfarne. Start and finish at Geilston Bay Boat Club car park.
  • International Women’s Day 25/50/100 km ride – Global women’s riding challenge. Register your ride, share it on social media and for a fee you can get a patch to show your participation.
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