- tbug_flyer2.pdfFor more information on T-Bug and how you can be a part of the cycling community, download this flyer!
- Cycling Australia Summary of Cover 2012 2013.pdfSummary of Insurance Cover (as at March 2013)
- TBUG_Membership_Form_2013_14.pdfTBUG Membership Form 2014
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.
In Tasmania, cyclists can make hook turns at all intersections unless signage prohibits hook turns by bicycles. When turning right at an intersection, you have the option of making a hook turn (from the left lane), rather than making a normal right turn. A hook turn may be more convenient on some roads with heavy traffic where it is difficult to cross into a right hand turning lane. When making a hook turn, you must obey all traffic laws such as only proceeding on a green light and givin
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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...
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.
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 recent 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 2012/13. If you want to see the detailed policy wordings, see the Personal Accident Insurance Details and the Public Liability Insurance Details.
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):
TBUG membership only (no insurance) - $20 (individual) or $44 (family).
- "Recreational" TBUG membership through Cycling Australia (with 24/7 personal accident and public liability insurance). Different rates for Ride Adults ($88), Ride Junior or Ride Senior (under 19 or over 65 - $66), Ride Kidz (under 13 - $16), Family (same surname and address, 2 ad, 2 ch. under 19 or 1 ad, 3 ch - $185)
Either membership provides access to TBUG member benefits including invitation to events and discounts from local businesses, and gives TBUG your support.
Note that to participate in a TBUG ride you will need to be insured for that ride. There are three options:
- You can purchase cover on a ride-by-ride basis for $2 per ride, $1 for kids.
- Join TBUG with "Silver Ride" insurance as above (rides are then free)
- 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.