How much cycling at COP26 you ask?

Well it’s less than SFA.

Thanks to Carlton Reid and

and don’t try riding there either

Donations, yes please

You may have seen the Donations page link. That explains the things we need to maintain the bike kitchen operation. But here’s an update on how we’re going.

We know Tasmania is a very generous community and we have always appreciated what comes our way.

We currently have more bikes than we can store, so we’d love to have more volunteers helping us get them back out there being ridden.
It would be great to be able to donate more bikes to those in need but we can only work with those who come in on a Sunday. So if you have time to donate that would be amazing.

What is a donation we can always use a little more of? Money.
We’ve always got tools, parts, insurance etc… to pay for and we no longer have the wonderful Sustainable Living Expo Bike Auction as a fundraiser, so a donation is a great way to keep HBK around to be helping you in the future.
To that end we’ve now set up a PayPal account that you can easily make a donation to.
Click the button and you’re on the way.

Cake. Yes I’m serious. Come by with a cake or some biscuits you may have baked on a Sunday afternoon and you’ll feel the love from the hard working bike chefs.
It’s as much about being a welcoming community and a place for everyone as it is about hunger.

Whatever you can do. Thank You.

Weather permitting

It’s been great to have HBK running again post COVID.
There have been a couple of Sundays which have been weather affected so it’s always good to check the Upcoming Sessions page, and the Facebook feed just to be sure that we’re open.

But that said we had a great day last Sunday.

We look forward to seeing you at HBK.
If you have a bike to work on bring it in, if you need a bike come and get one.

More bike riders makes Hobart better.
A more connected community, healthier, safer and just more fun.

Bicycles put smiles on faces. Here’s proof from last Sunday.

Open this one to see a bigger view and get the feel for how much is going on.

We’re on the back :-)

Planning and Induction Day

Hi HBK Friends,

This coming Sunday (28th June 2020) will be a planning and induction day.
Please note this is NOT a business as usual Sunday Session.

We’ll be preparing to ensure the processes are in place so we can all socially distance and still provide the same friendly assistance we always do.
We’ll be working on a shed cleanup and generally having the site ready.

We will also be running an induction for any new volunteers who would like to be involved.
You don’t need to be an expert (we’re certainly not). If you have a Sunday free from time to time and want to see more people riding bikes then you’re qualified.

If that’s you we’d love to see you on Sunday. If you’d like to volunteer and can’t make Sunday just let us know at

HBK Reopening with a standard Sunday Session will be 5th July if all goes to plan.

It’s time for a party

Well it’s an immersive cultural experience.  A warm and friendly place to connect with people, great music, performance, art being created LIVE! plus bike recycling/repair, organic veggies.

The wonderful people at Kick Start Arts are developing Musiq Garden where you’ll have the opportunity to be part of your community and enjoy live music, art , food, drinks, … and Hobart Bike Kitchen will be there to do some bike recycling/repair (as well as enjoy the music, art, food, drinks, …).

So if you didn’t get enough Dark Mofo, or you want more, or you just a great evening for all the family your Friday nights are

Click Musiq Garden to get the details.

Here’s the July/Aug program.

Launch Party – Friday July 6th 5-8pm


Matt’s efforts recognised

You all know Matt as one of the wonderful and ever reliable Bike Kitchen chefs.

As President of HBK he also does a power of work in making sure we continue to connect with many other areas of the bike community and you’ll find him at at Derby smashing some trails or out on the mountain leading a Bicycle Network ride.

The post is a bit late but the Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program was recognised last year at the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards.

To read more click on Matt.

Matt and some bloke at the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards


Free family film day

While the sites been quite for a while I hope you’ve been keeping in touch with what’s going on at HBK via fbook.

But if you haven’t seen it there here’s a cool event you might want to ride along to. But don’t worry if cycling the family to Mt. Nelson is a bit too hard you’ll be able to spin the legs when you get there and help power the entertainment.


Happy cycling, HBK

ELBO rides again

Yes folks, the Electric Light Bike Orchestra rides again.

Dark Mofo is upon us once again, so we’ll be heading out to add some colour, movement and sound to the mid-winter festival.

Lance has had time to add to the repertoire of light driven sound devices, we’ve charged the batteries and turned up the speakers so please come along on Friday 10th June.


We’d love you to join us.

Bring all your lights, the more colourful the better.

Meeting at the Cenotaph from 8:30pm, and heading off en-masse at 9:00pm.

We’ll head off to Evans Street and around the waterfront area. We’ll be out for a couple of hours and you can join us for as little or as long as you want.

Head over to Fbook to let us know you’re joining the event  or like the ELBO page to see some clips and images of what will be rolling out.


State Bike Week 2016

State Bike Week is now earlier on the calendar. This year offers rides and activities in the north, north west and south of the state. Whether you have a road bike, mountain bike, a city bike with a basket or a clunker, find something that suits you and join in.

For the full calendar go here.

Events & Rides in Southern Tasmania
30 Jan-7 Feb 2016

Ride the Night Hobart

Saturday 30 February is Ride the Night, Australia’s biggest mass participation night time bike ride. Riders take to the streets of Hobart at night touring the most iconic landmarks across a 65km route. With entertainment and rest stops along the way featuring local artist, games, food trucks and light shows, this exciting event is not to be missed. Entry fees apply. More>>

Kingborough Treasure Hunt

Held on bush tracks in Peter Murrell Reserve, Huntingfield on Saturday 30 January at 2pm. A great traffic-free family-friendly event. Follow the map, look for clues as you ride the dirt tracks. Do it solo or as a team and ride as much or as little as you like as you collect the clues. Suitable for ages 8 and up (if accompanied by an adult). More>>

Women on Wheels Ride

A 20km relaxed ride for women on Sunday 7 February at 10.30am around Bellerive and the Clarence Foreshore Trail. It’s an excellent opportunity for women who haven’t ridden on the road before to give it a go in a supportive environment. Ken Self Cycles will provide a pre-ride bike check and Clarence Council is providing refreshments. Entry fees apply. More>>

Warm up ride for Women on Wheels

An easy ride for women planning to do the Women on Wheels ride (but others can come too). This is a relaxed ride along the Intercity Cycleway on Wednesday 3 February at 10am. Matt from Hobart Bike Kitchen will provide mechanical support and give your bike a tuneup if necessary so you’ll be ready for the Women on Wheels Ride. More>>

Small Century Ride

A social, friendly ride along the challenging course of the Century Ride from previous Bike Weeks. Held on Sunday 7 February at 9am and led by Peter Thurling it will be a “no drop” ride (ie the group will stick together on climbs and no one will be left behind).
The ride is limited to 25 participants. RSVP to secure your spot. More>>

Two Thirds Century Ride

This is a social, friendly ride along two thirds of the Century Ride course . This will be a supportive cruise along a scenic but challenging route. Held on Sunday 7 February at 11am it will be a “no drop” ride i.e the group will stick together on climbs and no-one will be left behind. Your ride leaders will be Greg Dutkowski and Matt Drake.
The ride is limited to 25 participants. RSVP to secure your spot. More>>