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





TBUG - building a bike riding Community - Life's better on a bike




We always need more members and you can join for as little as $20. Anyone can come along to our rides … costs nothing and you are always welcome. Check out the rides page



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. Get yours today at the Aquatic Centre, Town Hall, Visitor Information Centre, QVMAG, and all the local bike shops. Or you can download it by clicking on the view link just below !!. Thanks to the City of Launceston for their continuing support for this intitiative .

PIcture courtesy of Chris Grose and On Your Bike Tours



Latest TBUG news headlines ....and joining up

Five things that would make Launceston healthier, wealthier and happier

Vote bike 2018

TBUG has long campaigned for a more bike and people friendly city. The evidence is now on our side. Making more room for bikes and pedestrians is not only better for our health and the environment but is much better for business. Once people get out of cars and walk or ride around they they spend more – its as simple as that. TBUG has identified 5 key projects to help that happen. With council elections coming up this year think about them when you vote. Go to our advocacy page for more details

Sunday 5 August; 9.30am -Tamar Valley Peace Festival – TBUG Ride for Peace.

This will be a gentle peaceful ride around Launceston trails of around 12k. We will leave from Royal Park. Lots of time for reflection and social chat. Be at one with bike and body!! Further details check our rides calendar and Peace Festival Program

Sunday September 9 11am Junction Arts Festival Tweed Ride from Princes Square.

TBUG is once again leading the Junction Arts Festival Tweed Ride around Launceston. Your chance to get on the bike dressed in all your artistic finery from another era. Pimms and cucumber sandwiches available afterwards. More details go to Junction website 

June 2018 – New Guide for Riding in Tassie.

Check out this great new guide for cycling around Tasmania produced by Bicycle Network Tas. It is available at RidewithGPS. There are 11 rides posted form all over Tasmania. They range from an easy and accessible City Sights Launceston ride to a 45km journey down the back roads of Bracknell. Thanks too to the TBUG ride leaders who contributed to this terrific guide. Lots of pics and maps included.

They are mostly on paths, lanes and quiet roads and we welcome your suggestions for additional rides to add.

North East Rail Trail Run and Ride, 18 – 19 August, 2018

An exciting event is joining the Tasmanian calendar on the 18 – 19 August 2018. For full details go to our events page

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…

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Our Newsletter

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. Res