BICYCLES are arguably one of the easiest, cheapest and most enjoyable ways to get around.
Local residents are encouraged to hop on their bike and rekindle their love of cycling during State Bike Week from 3-11 March.
In addition to the popular Women on Wheels ride, the Bicycle Network will also be organising an electric bike expo for this year’s event – the perfect chance to view the wide range of bikes on offer and have a go.
Electric bicycles are a great option for people who want to stay active but may need a boost to get up those hills.
The electric mountain bikes also cater to people who just want to ride all day.
However, if it has been a while since you have been on a bike and you need a bit of confidence, then one of the Bicycle Network’s social rides could be just the ticket.
These social rides include two rides to help you warm up for Women on Wheels.
They are easy rides that use paths and on-road lanes where you can meet people and get in some practice.
The main Bicycle Network events for Bike Week are as follows:
Women on Wheels 20-kilometre ride – Sunday 4 March
This will start at 10am at Salacia Avenue, Wentworth Park South, Howrah.
Ken Self Cycles will check your bike is ready to go and offer some on-the-spot prizes.
Clarence City Council will be providing a free sandwich lunch.
Registration is $20 or $10 for Bicycle Network members.
Kingborough Treasure Hunt – Sunday 4 March
This will run from 2pm-5pm at Peter Murrell Reserve, Huntingfield Avenue.
This is a family-friendly bicycle orienteering event, suitable for mountain bikes.
Super Tuesday bicycle count – Tuesday 6 March
This will run from 7am–9am around the Hobart metropolitan area.
To volunteer, visit https://cam.bicyclenetwork.com.au/contact.
E-bike expo – Sunday 11 March
Taking place from 10am-2pm at the Regatta Grounds, Hobart.
Come along to meet the bike shops, bike hire and bike tours using electric bikes.
Bicycle Network will have an e-bike on hand for you to try.
For more information about social rides or the other events, visit bicyclenetworktasmania.com.au.
Caption: The Women on Wheels 20-kilomtre ride will be a highlight event during State Bike Week in early March. Photo credit: Robert Gavin.