Riding a bike is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in Clarence. Cycling is a sociable activity enjoyed by people of all ages which enhances health and well-being and is environmentally-friendly.
Bike riders have the choice of a number of multi-use paths that offer scenic and comfortable cycling opportunities.
The Clarence Foreshore Trail is the most popular cycling trail in Clarence. Several sections between Geilston Bay and Tranmere have a hard, sealed surface and are suitable for all types of bicycles.
There are several shorter pathways dotted around the city, which are suitable for short bike rides. See Multi-use Paths & Cycleways for a list and description.
When using paths, keep left and give way to pedestrians. Ring your bell or call out 'passing' to alert walkers to your presence when overtaking.
For other rides and cycling information in the greater Hobart area see the CyclingSouth website.
Bike Education Track at Wentworth Park
Located at Wentworth Park is a bike education track, a place where young children can ride their bike while learning important road safety principles along the way. The track, which caters for young children aged roughly between 5 to 10 years, features speed humps, give way and stop signs, a roundabout, rail crossing, traffic lights, pedestrian crossing and give way intersections for children to navigate through on their bikes.
There are growing opportunities for mountain bike riding in Clarence. The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service has a guide to ere are growing opportunities for mountain bike riding in Clarence. The Tasmanian Parks
minimal impact mountain biking to help protect riders and the environment.
Mountain biking is permitted on the Tangara Trail. When encountering horses on the trail always give them right of way. Bicycles easily frighten some horses and a spooked horse is dangerous to you and its rider. Announce your presence by voice and give the horse plenty of room.
There are several trails where mountain bike riding is permitted:
Mountain Bike Park
Opened in 2009, the Clarence Mountain Bike Park offers a range of experiences for novice through to experienced mountain bikers.
The park is accessed from a car park off Flagstaff Gully Link Rd in Mornington (near the exit to the Tasman Highway) and entry is free.
The park includes dirt jumps and a small pump track.
Beginners will enjoy the Smooth as Butter Track and can progress to the XC loop which is an easy Intermediate track.
Fit riders can ride the Corkscrew Climb to the top of the Meehan Skyline Fire Trail and return via the Corkscrew Descent or the Grassy Valley downhill track.
There are 12km of trails within the park that links to other tracks in the Meehan Range Recreation Area via Belbins Road and the Meehan Skyline Fire Trail.
Click here for a bike map of the park.
Trail Bike Riding