It's only a week to go to this year's State Bike Week.
There's a wonderful number and variety of events, family rides, Tour de Femme, century ride, ..., for the full calendar of events go to http://www.tasbikeweek.net.au/
The Tasmanian Bicycle Council AGM will be held on Sunday 2 December at 2pm in Hobart
(venue to be confirmed but likely to be the New Sydney Hotel in
The minutes of the 2011 AGM are on the Resources page.
Positions on the Committee of Management are up for re-election
(Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). To nominate you can send an
email to me (Mary - Public Officer) at TasmanianBicycleCouncil@dier.tas.gov.au . The relevant
section from the Rules of Incorporation is listed
Hopefully we'll see you there.
Secretary - TBC
Election to the Management Committee
Nominations of candidates for election as officers of
Tasmanian Bicycle Council Inc or as ordinary Management Committee
members are to be:
Made in writing by the candidate
Delivered to the Public Officer of Tasmanian Bicycle
Council Inc at least seven days before the date fixed for the holding of
the Annual General Meeting.
If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Management Committee:
The candidates nominated are considered to be elected; and
Further nominations are to be received at the Annual General Meeting.
If the number of nominations received is equal to the
number of vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated are considered
to be elected.
If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot is to be held.
A ballot for the election of the officers and ordinary
Management Committee members is to be conducted at the Annual General
Meeting, and shall be secret and under the supervision of two
scrutineers appointed by the Chairperson from the members
Why Ride competition is closed and the winners have been announced. In a
strange twist of fate, the bicycle rider winner, Asta Binnie, was announced by
Rik Goddard on ABC radio just minutes after one of her own tracks had been
played on that station. She received her $1000 prize earlier this week at
BikeRide. Annie Rouse, of South Launceston, won the walking prize donated by
The Jolly Swagman, and Cameron Ward of Glenorchy won the bussing prize
donated by Metro.
Winner Asta Binnie will be in attendance to receive her prize today at BikeRide
– 74a Liverpool Street, Hobart
The winners in the Why Ride competition received their prizes today from
Bicycle Tasmania President Jeff Dunn and competition prize sponsors BikeRide
and The Jolly Swagman.
The Why Ride Campaign has featured “On Bus” advertisements, an interactive
website, and competition awareness activities in Hobart Launceston and Burnie.
The aim of the campaign has been to showcase the active transport modes of
riding a bicycle, walking or catching a bus. The bus advertisements featured
ordinary Tasmanian’s with their reasons. Over the past 3 months the Why Ride
website has seen Tasmanian’s tell us why they ride a bicycle, walk or catch the
bus for their journeys.
Bicycle Tasmania President Jeff Dunn said:
“In order to start the process of cultural change in Tasmania and have everyone
understand that bicycle riding, walking and public transport are legitimate
forms of transport we think it helps to have real Tasmanian’s telling their
“Some of the responses were short and pithy, some are fantastically involved –
but all reinforce the fact that we can all make journeys on a bicycle, by
walking or by catching a bus and that those journeys are fun and enjoyable. The
campaign is also very much about breaking down the stereotypes about bicycle
riders, walkers and bus riders. We think the responses to the profile page
really highlight that it’s Frank’s sister – riding a bike, Helen’s husband
walking to the shop or Dave catching the bus to work.”
Jeff concluded by thanking all the competition entrants the sponsors and wished
all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
Bicycle Riding – A $1,000 gift voucher from BikeRide.
Name: Asta Binnie
I ride my bike to feel invigorated and creatively inspired - to feel the
burning sensation when going up a hill. Every single day I ride my bike. Why?
Because I live in a country where good quality bikes are made, where the roads
are mostly smooth as a baby’s bum, where pollution is well maintained and the
fact that it only takes 10 minutes to get anywhere in Tasmania. I ride my
self-spraypainted-broken gear-constantly-semi-flat tire bike because I love the
cool air on my face after going to a hot yoga session, the fact I can get away
with hanging copious amounts of groceries on the handle bars and still be able
to ride it without asking mum to pick me up. I love it when my face smiles
without effort when riding at a pleasant speed, the way old people look at me
and remember the good old days, the way my mind leaves a trail of clutter
behind as I pedal up the suburban streets. And finally, when I pick up the
momentum, I can’t stop singing. No matter how many people can hear me, I smile
and sing to myself. I get inspired for some reason and as a musician, this is
what I thrive off. Inspiration. That is why I ride my bike.
A one day ride leaders course is being offered to teachers, youth leaders and social riding group leaders. The course is being run by an Austcycle qualified instructor.
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: TBC (Glenorchy)
Max Participants: 10
Characteristics of the Group: Current or prospective ride leaders who have intermediate bike riding skills and have experience in leading groups in outdoor or recreational activities
Target Session Outcome: Achieve knowledge and skills to lead a group of riders (who skills might range from beginner to intermediate) in a range of environments.
Participants to supply: bikes, helmets, safety vest (if have), and writing material (pad / pen), .
Cost: $70 plus gst (includes: learning materials, sample forms, handouts, any specific training equipment)
- Role of the Ride Leader
- Participants and venues
- Equipment, set up and maintenance
- Bike Skills review
- Cycling in traffic
- Inclusive Participation
- Managing Risk and Record keeping
The course will be a mixture of training room activities and skill practice sessions. Although not an accredited Austcycle course the learning outcomes will align to some of the Austcycle Teacher modules.
Do you Bus?
Do you Ride?
Do you Stride?
Tell us why at www.whyride.com.au for your chance to win!
A $1,000 Voucher from The Jolly Swagman outdoor store
A $1,000 Voucher from BiKE RiDE bike shop
A $1,000 Recharge on your Metro Greencard
Congratulations if you’ve been riding, walking or catching the bus lately. If not, have you considered leaving the car behind for a healthy change? Meet Deanne who walks to work to stay fit and listen to the radio, Michelle who rides to work to be a good example to her kids and Alex who catches the bus because its easy, cheap and comfortable!
The ‘Why Ride’ campaign is a celebration of the reasons why people ride, walk and catch the bus. Everyone has an excuse why they always have to drive a car, yet the benefits of driving are more often than not dwarfed by the positives of riding, walking and bussing. While cars are a dominating transport option, thousands and millions of people across Tasmania, Australia and the World are choosing to power themselves from A to B or let public transport do the driving for them.
The campaign consists of a series of Bus Ads in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie complimented by this website, social media and promotional print material. The campaign is backing a competition for whoever can come up for the best reason for why they ride, walk or bus.
The Tasmanian State Bike Week was blessed with some fine weather and numbers were up for a number of events. Look forward to a detailed report, but untill then here is some photos and video from the Super Cycling Sunday in Hobart.
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The Bike Futures conference was held in Hobart on Friday 4th
March and was attended by a large number of local and state government
representatives. Presentations on behaviour change, road widths, bicycle
parking and increasing cycling participation provided insight from experts in
the various fields. Of note was Jonathan Daly: http://www.bv.com.au/file/Jonathan%20Daly_2.pdf who provides a
refreshing approach to what actually causes behaviour change and Cameron Munro
who challenges the notion that wider traffic lanes are safer and presented on
an evaluation of Strengthened Bicycle Lanes: http://www.bv.com.au/file/file/SKM%20Strengthened%20bike%20lanes.pdf
The Australian Bicycle Council met in Hobart recently and members rode
along Sandy Bay Rd and received a briefing from the consultant involved in the
cycle/walkway development. The Australian Bicycle Council is the national body
that manages and coordinates implementation of the Australian National Cycling
Strategy. They have a useful list of reports, publications and resources for
anyone interested topics around cycling such as engineering and planning, education
and training, encouragement and promotion, enforcement and road safety as well
as recreation and funding. They have also recently released the Australian
National Cycling Strategy 2011 -1016.
Hobart Bike Futures Seminar - Friday 4 March 2011, 9am – 4pm.
Lower Ground Conference Room, Hobart City Council
The Bike Futures program is building the
capacity of local government across Australasia to get More People Cycling More
Bike Futures works with government, industry
professionals and community leaders to unlock cycling solutions at the local,
state and national level.
The Hobart Bike Futures Seminar will
focus on the latest thinking and major issues confronting communities as we
move to embrace the bicycle revolution.
The seminar will include presentations
from two of Australia’s leading cycle industry consultants - Jonathan Daly, GHD on ‘Behaviour Change
and Riding Culture’ and Dr Cameron
Munro, SKM on ‘Separation and Lane Width’.
The Bike Futures team will also be showcasing
the key learnings from the 2010 Bike Futures Conference and showcasing the
keynote presentations given by Roger Geller, City of Portland and Michael
Jones, Alta Planning and Design.
The Hobart Bike Futures Seminar will
include numerous opportunities to discuss issues, ask questions and network in
a collegial, forum-style format.