TBUG launches new Launceston City Cycling Map

Our new map is a great way to 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 local cafes and various other spots around town. Or you can download it here. Thanks to the City of Launceston for their support.


TBUG Voice builds a better bike city

Making Launceston more bike friendly is the key task of the Pedestrian and Bike Committee of Council (PBC). TBUG has two seats on PBC. Thus we have a strong voice in how cycling in Launceston evolves. The two reps are myself and Malcolm Cowan. Follow our reports on the newsletter and let us know if you want anything raised. Malcolm Reid malkanga@bigpond.net.au


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Road Rules Relating To Bike Lanes

With new bike lanes and infrastructure being deployed throughout Launceston at the moment, now is a good time brush up on the rules. Below is an excerpt of some of the Road Rules specifically related to cycling. Remember to check www.thelaw.tas.gov.au for more/updat


View Our Events On A Map

In case you're new to the area or are getting lost, you can now view the location of any of our events on a map! Just visit the Calendar page and click on an event to view its details. Read more...

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TBUG membership for 2016

Your membership helps TBUG work to improve infrastructure, safety and participation for ALL bike riders – recreational, commuter and serious road riders. There are 2 options for joining TBUG:


OPTION 1 Basic Membership (without ride insurance)

This enables you to support TBUG advocacy, promotions, website, and access member benefits but does not provide ride insurance coverage.

You can “come and try” 3 TBUG organised rides but after that we encourage you to take out insurance. 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.

Ride insurance is available by joining TBUG through Cycling Australia – see Option 2 below. You may also seek your own ride insurance through other organisations such as the Bicycle Network or the Launceston Mountain Bike Association.

If Option 1 Basic Membership suits your needs please complete the attached membership application form and return to TBUG.  Payment can be by cheque or direct deposit - Individual $20 or Family Membership $44 (for 3 or more people).


OPTION 2 Membership with Ride Insurance 

Join TBUG through Cycling Australia [CA] www.cycling.org.au – Adult Individual $99, Juniors (13 – 18) & over 65s $74, Kids (under 13) $32.

On the CA website select Cycling Tasmania as your state, and Tamar Bicycle Users Group as your club. 

Insurance cover is 24/7 (full information on the insurance coverage is provided on the CA website) and TBUG Membership is included. 

Family membership (2 adults, 2 juniors) is available through CA with a 20% but cannot be completed online. Please contact CA on 02 9339 5800 to access CA family membership.


Organised Rides

TBUG organises a range of rides to suit all capabilities from beginners to overnight tours. For more information, see the Rides and Activities and Calendar pages.

Note that to participate in a TBUG ride you will need to be insured for that ride.  Your first three rides are insured for free. After that you need to:

  1. Have insurance through another organisation - e.g. Cycling Australia (see Option 2, above), Bicycle Network, LMBC, etc


Improved Infrastructure for Cycling and Safer Roads

We are representing commuter and recreational cyclists on council committees and working groups. We are also advising local and state government on cycling issues and providing practical advice to engineers and planners. For more information, see the Council Involvement and T-Bug History pages.


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