Bike history & gourmet pizza - AGM Thurs 28th Aug

Author Jim Fitzpatrick will tell us about the 1890s cycle craze, bikes for prospecting and military campaigns, the outback cycle network and all sorts of Australian bike history. Gourmet pizzas and drinks (bar open) at 6:30 for our AGM. Cake and Bike History at 7:30pm. Newstead Tennis Centre, Olive St. To nominate for a committee position, contact Anna or Malcolm contact@tbug.org.au or do it on the day. Do your bit for "More people on bikes more often"

 

Green areas for bikes at the lights

New safety areas for bikes at 3 intersections around Launceston: Elphin Rd/Cypress St (Scotch College), George Town Rd/Newnham Dve and Mowbray at Beatty St. These are worldwide-accepted treatments to make it safer for cyclists at intersections. When lights are red, you move into the green box in front of cars, to give you a safe place to wait and a highly visible head start on the cars, with "wobble room" as you get going. Cars must not stop in the green box.

 

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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
http://tbug.org.au/temp/road_rules_exerpt.pdf

 

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...

 

Updated Road Rules For Cyclists

On 30 November 2009 there will be some changes to the road rules for cyclists. The changes are about bicycle passengers wearing an approved helmet and using the proper seat, and for cyclists turning from, and stopping in, bicycle storage areas at intersections with traffic signals. Read more on the DIER website below.
http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/licence_information/tasmanian_road_rules/road_sa...

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Members

T-Bug offers membership with an option of 24/7 personal accident and public liability insurance for all your riding (not just T-Bug events). (Membership form here.)

This came about through our affiliation with Cycling Tasmania (and thus access to Cycling Australia's Recreational package).  This affiliation allows us to provide you with many benefits and a bigger voice for cycling, while T-Bug can still operate independently and do the things we want to do.

Membership with Recreational insurance costs slightly more, but you are covered 24/7.  See the Cycling Australia Summary of Insurance Cover 2013/14

You can still become a TBUG member without insurance if you prefer.  You may have insurance through another organisation perhaps, or decide that you don't need 24/7 insurance, but would like to support our work. Thankyou!

Thus we now offer two main types of membership (with several categories):

Either membership provides access to TBUG member benefits including invitation to events and discounts from local businesses, and gives TBUG your support.

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 either:

  1. Join TBUG with "Recreational" insurance as above, or
  2. Have insurance through another organisation (e.g. Bicycle Victoria, 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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