Try a new travel way

BICYCLE Network is gearing up to launch its free “Pedal Power” e-bike trial sessions during Tasmanian Bike Week, to held in the first week of March.

“We held two electric bicycle expos in Hobart last year and got an overwhelmingly positive response from people who tried an e-bike for the first time,” Tasmanian spokesperson Alison Hetherington said.

“We’re encouraging people to try an e-bike because they have the potential to get older riders back on a bike and are a viable transport option for all people whose trips are 15 kilometres and under.

“Thanks to the generosity of some of our members, we have a couple of e-bikes available for people to go on a ride with a volunteer e-bike rider in our Pedal Power sessions.

“To book in for a session, visit www.bicycleneworktasmania.com.au and fill out your details.”

There will also be several bike rides offered during Bike Week, including the popular Women on Wheels ride on Sunday 3 March, which is moving to Ranelagh after a few years rolling out of Howrah.

Women on Wheels is for female riders who would like to get a taste of a longer ride, with a few challenges thrown in, with the company of a group.

The free Bicycle Network Treasure Hunt on Sunday 3 March will keep the mountain bike loving youngsters happy.

Starting at 2.30pm at the Peter Murrell Reserve in Huntingfield, the hunt is suitable for riders aged eight years and older, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Enter near the old Vodaphone building off Huntingfield Avenue, following the signs, for a 2pm registration and pre-hunt briefing.

And on Tuesday 5 March, Bicycle Network volunteers will be at intersections across Hobart counting the number of people riding for the annual Super Tuesday count.

This data is used by local councils to help plan bicycle infrastructure and also demonstrates the use of new facilities.

For details of Women on Wheels, the Treasure Hunt and free rides for the week, visit www.bicyclenetworktasmania.com.au.

Caption: The Bicycle Network will launch its free e-bike trial sessions during Tasmanian Bike Week in March. Photo credit: Robert Gavin.