Building a Bike Riding Community
TBUG is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation working to build a stronger bike riding community in the Tamar region.You can join for as little as $20. We work with local and state governments and organise rides for all levels from beginners to experienced. Anyone can come along to our rides ….it costs nothing and you are always welcome check out the details on the rides page.
Photo courtesy of Chris Grose and On Your Bike Tours
Join in the TBUG community rides as part of Tamar Valley Peace Festival and the Junction Festival Tweed Ride
For more info on these rides click here
Latest TBUG News Headlines
TBUG AGM Wednesday September 18 at Newstead Tennis Centre from 6:00pm
We will begin the evening at 6:00pm with the usual pizzas and drinks with formal proceedings beginning about 7:00pm. This year’s guest speaker will be Will Oakley, RACT Community Affairs Manager. He will focus on their latest thinking about planning for future mobility and transport incorporating all modes not just cars. We can also discuss how we can work with the RACT to promote better driver education programs with regards to cyclists and pedestrians. It should be a very valuable and positive discussion so see you there!! For further info or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great fun Rides during Junction Arts Festival Open House Ride and Tweed Ride.
Great fun for all on these rides
waiting for the starting bell
Ride2Work Day Wednesday October 16.
Ride your bike into the CBD and meet us in the Quadrant Mall at St John St. We will be giving away free vouchers for coffee and snack from the Roasted Coffee House in St John St from 7:00am. See you there
Did You know that walking and cycling to work makes commuters happier and more productive…read more here
Electric Bike Expo coming to Launceston October 27 2019.
Bicycle Network, UTAS and TBUG are working together to present this fabulous expo on everything to do with e-bikes. An e-bike can make riding around our hills so much easier and be a simple way to change your life for the better. See you there at Royal Park on Sunday October 27 from 10:00am. More details later
Sally’s Ride 2019
Sallys Ride is on Sunday December 1 this year. It will include the St Lukes/TBUG family ride. A great chance to get out on the bike with the kids and all your family and friends. More Details later
Latest discounts for TBUG supporters
Breathe Velo are a local producer of fine merino cycling tops. Long sleeves tops are to come. The range is made from Australian merino wool in Spreyton. Contact Mark for orders and mention TBUG for a 10% discount. For further details 0403 773 145.
Bike Riders love coffee!! And the Roasted Coffee House at 99a St John St is offering all TBUG members and supporters a 10% discount on all purchases. Just drop in anytime and tell the friendly staff you are a TBUGer. The top secret code is the password BIKEFUN!!
For more details and full range of TBUG member benefits click here
Bike Week 2019 March 3 – March 10
To view pictures from the Community Ride and Night Ride go to our gallery page click here
Interested in Local Bike Tours?
For local Launceston Bike Tours contact Alison on On Your Bike Tours Click here for more info.
Don’t forget!!! becoming a member helps TBUG to organise more rides and supports our campaigns for improved infrastructure, safety and culture for ALL bike riders – recreational, commuter and serious road riders. You can join for as little as $20…
Sign up to the TBUG newsletter and email bulletins
To view latest TBUG newsletter click here
Our Rides and Cycling Map
TBUG Rides & Cycling Maps
TBUG organises a range of rides to suit all capabilities from beginners to overnight tours. Our aim is simple – to get more people around our region to experience the fun and fitness that comes with riding a bike. Click here to go to our latest rides calendar. Just hover over the date to get more information click on the date to get the full info about the ride.
Our map is a great aid in helping you cycle around Launceston. For the first time, all the off and on-road bike trails and bike lanes are displayed in one simple and easy-to-read map. You can download it by clicking on the view link just below !!.
PIcture courtesy of Chris Grose and On Your Bike Tours
You can also find great maps of Tasmanian Bike Touring Routes here. This is a detailed guide to the best routes across Tasmania
If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive out newsletters and other emails regarding events please click to signup today. Keep up to date on local cycling news with TBUG
TBUG takes road safety very seriously. We believe that bike riders just like drivers have an obligation to obey all road rules and other related laws such always wearing a helmet and using lights. Responsible behaviour on the part of cyclists is a is a vital part of developing a stronger bike culture in our region.
For example TBUG has worked closely with other organisations such as Cycling Tasmania, Bicycle Network and Cycling South to lobby the state government to agree that bikes can be ridden across pedestrian crossings. For further details click here
Some key road rules for cyclists
You are not permitted to ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200m. Riders are not permitted to be towed by another vehicle or hold onto a moving vehicle.
To be more visible on the road cyclists you are allowed to ride to the front of queued traffic and ride 2 abreast. Be patient and use common sense.
Cyclists can pass on the left of traffic banked up at lights provided cars are not indicating to do a left hand turn. Stop before the same holding line or in the green box . However the law is not entirely clear so take care. Tbug has sought clarification on this issue from the state government. More information will be posted soon.
In Tasmania, cyclists are allowed to ride on the footpath, unless marked otherwise; pedestrians have the right of way and both users should keep to the left.
US Research has found that running a full time light is better than no light at all. A flashing tail light is safer than a steady (always on) tail light. A steady light worn on your ankle or heel makes you even more conspicuous. Colourful (and fluorescent) clothing is fine for the torso, but even better at letting people know you’re a cyclist, is wearing fluorescent on your legs!