Rides and Activities

 

For details about TBUG rides please see the Rides Calendar.

COVID-19 update

From 12 October 2022, events in Tasmania are no longer regulated by specific COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines.

This means there are no requirements for event organisers to submit COVID-19 safety plans and gain approval from Public Health to conduct their events.

However, TBUG aims at conducting its events safely and in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of local government, workplace health and safety regulators, and others.

We reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading at our events by:

  • Asking patrons and staff not to attend if unwell
  • Providing sufficient space at the event to enable patrons to keep a reasonable distance from each other
  • Supporting those who choose to wear a facemask
  • Enabling hand washing and sanitising
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Ensuring that our ride leaders consider and manage COVID-19 risk

IMPORTANT: When you participate in a TBUG ride you do it at your own risk. TBUG does NOT provide you with insurance. We strongly encourage you to take out insurance and you can get three months free trial coverage via Bicycle Network. Click here for details. You can still ride with us without insurance but will need to sign a disclaimer to absolve TBUG of any liability in the unlikely event of an accident.

Remember when checking out our Rides Calendar – link below – just hover over the date for extra info and click on it for full ride contact details and more!

Use our Ride Grade Chart to decide which of our rides are suitable for you!

Terrain Difficulty

1 – flat

2 – gentle grades

3 – rolling hills

4 – mostly rolling hills, some steep climbs

5 – steep hills, long climbs

Pace

A – leisurely (13-15kph)

B – moderate (15-20kph)

C – brisk to fast (20-25kph)

D – workout (25+kph)

The Ride Description usually includes an approximate distance. For example, a ride rated at 3B40 is a 40km ride over rolling hills at moderate pace.

TBUG organises heaps of different rides and events!

  • social rides (including coffee, picnic and winery rides)
  • family rides
  • buddies for people getting going
  • intermediate rides
  • harder training rides
  • history rides
  • cycle-touring
  • 100km in a day
  • even rainy rides!
  • slide nights
  • moonlight rides

In case of a cycling accident – 10 recommended steps….

  1. Danger: always check the danger to you, bystanders and the injured person. Primary danger is traffic.
  2. Response – is the person conscious? Do they respond when you talk to them, touch their hands or squeeze their shoulder?
  3. Send for help – if urgent call 000 or 112 or if non-urgent call 1800 008 008 and answer the questions asked by the operator.
  4. Airway – Is the person’s airway clear? Undo helmet under chin.
  5. Breathing – Is the person breathing? 2 breaths in 10 seconds
  6. CPR – (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – 30 compressions and 2 breaths
  7. Witnesses – exchange details
  8. Photos – take scene and cycle photos
  9. Helmet – transport with victim
  10. Ride Leader – takes charge at incident unless a paramedic/doctor/nurse offers to do so

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.