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Metro (Hobart) Bus and Bike Trial
Metro Hobart is trialling bike racks on some of its services for a short period from 30 December 2012 to 2 February 2013.

According to their website, bike racks have been be fitted to the front of 10 Metro buses operating on selected Bus and Bike Services in Hobart.   The routes being serviced are from Hobart up to the top of Strickland Avenue (Route 45) or Fern Tree (Route 48) and out to Rosny Park, Tranmere and Camelot Park (Route 615).

These routes are ideal for those wanting to get a foot up to Fern Tree to ride the Mt Wellington Trails, or maybe get a jump over to the Clarence Foreshore TrailClarence Mountain Bike Park or even the Tangara Trail.

Bike racks carry two bikes per rack.
The trial will determine the suitability of the services, any operational issues and how services and operations could be improved if the services were to be made available on an ongoing basis, so if you're one of those cyclists that have complained about there not being a bus service to the trailheads of your favourite rides - get out there, fork out the money, and use this service whilst it's there.

For full details visit:  http://metrotas.com.au/bus-and-bike [Link no longer works]
New Hobart Bike Map

21 February 2012

Bike Map Image
A new Hobart Bike Map is available both in hard copy and electronically.  The actual map is printed on waterproof paper and includes city cycling routes, info on 9 family rides, 20 regional rides, skate parks, BMX tracks, MTB tracks, bike parking, contact details for cycling clubs, bike hire and camping. The map is available from bike shops, Council offices and the Map Shop ( RRP $8) or can be viewed on the Cycling South website A grant from Sport & Recreation Tasmania contributed to the production of the map.

Source: http://www.cyclingsouth.org, download 21 February 2012

Pillinger Drive Track

After an 18 month trial, the Wellington Park Management Trust has resolved to keep the Pillinger Drive Track between Fern Tree Park and Pillinger Drive as shared use for cycling and walking.

Proposed Chalet to Junction Cabin Downhill Mountain Bike Track
A workshop is being held to assist with refining the concept of a new downhill mountain bike track within Wellington Park between the Chalet and Junction Cabin.

Broadly, the purpose of the forum is to:

  • Inform riders of the proposed downhill MTB track between the Chalet and Junction Cabin in context of the Greater Hobart MTB Master Plan.
  • Involve riders, particularly downhillers, in developing the concept via input into matters such as the level of difficulty, track width, surfacing and gradient and desirable features.

The workshop is being held on Wednesday 19 December 2012, 6pm to 7:30pm at the Lower Ground Floor Conference Room, Town Hall (access via Elizabeth St parking deck).

For more details view the workshop background and details (pdf).


The City of Hobart have completed their consultation process on Riding the Mountain: Proposed Mountain Bike Network Plan for the kunanyi Mt Wellington trail network.

Snug to Margate Trailhead

The Snug to Margate cycleway was officially opened on 12 December 2018.

Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy

Ten new projects have been approved for funding under the Tasmaniian Cycle Tourism Strategy's $6m cycle tourism fund.

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