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...

 

Sally's Ride Huge Success

Sally Fletcher and the Rotary team organised a fantastic event. Apparently the number of participants (340) exceeded expectations (200-250). It was great fun. We're looking forward to doing the Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge every year!
http://www.rccl.org.au/SallysRide/

Where Am I

Members

TBUG membership for 2015 

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 you must have ride insurance to participate in TBUG organised rides.

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 $91, Juniors (13 – 18) & over 65s $69, Kids (under 13) $25.

Select Cycling Tasmania as your state, and Tamar Bicycle Users Group as your club. Most non-racers would choose “Recreational Memberships”. 

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

Family membership (2 adults, 2 juniors) is available through CA for $169 but cannot be completed online. Please respond to contact@tbug.org.au for further advice on how 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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