Open House Hobart is about showing off secret places to architecture fans, mystery lovers and sticky beaks. It’s a great annual opportunity to visit unusual and fascinating buildings that are rarely open to the public. This year you can join a free group ride exploring some of the historic buildings in Hobart that you may not have visited before.
Ride Leader Greg Dutkowski has designed a route taking in a bunch of key historic buildings (see below). The schedule is flexible and open to adjustment on the day depending on the interests of the riders. The only fixed time is the start time and the first stop at Anglesea Barracks, where there is a tour scheduled at 10am. (Note – you can book online for the tour of Angesea Barracks or just turn up with the group). Let Greg know if there is anything you particularly want to see on the day.
The ride will follow roads, footpaths and bikepaths, and is suitable for experienced riders.
Bring a picnic lunch for the proposed lunch stop at Cornelian Bay – there is also a cafe kiosk there.
Meet: at the Hobart Bicycle Network Office, 210 Collins Street, at 9.40am. The ride will start at 9.50am.
Expected finish time: 4pm, back at 210 Collins Street.
|9:40||Meet||Hobart Bicycle Network Office, 210 Collins Street Hobart|
|9:50||Depart||Hobart Bicycle Network Office, 210 Collins Street Hobart|
|10:00||Visit Anglesea Barracks||96 – 120 Davey St, Hobart|
|10:40||Visit Royal Tennis Club||45 Davey St, Hobart|
|11:10||Visit Hobart Town Hall||50 Macquarie St, Hobart|
|12:00||Victoria Gunpowder Magazine||Carriage Drive and Upper Domain Road, Queen’s Domain|
|13:30||St John’s Park||St John’s Park, New Town|
|14:30||Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church||50 Warwick Street, Hobart|
|15:00||Church of Christ Scientist||69 Brisbane Street, Hobart|
|15:30||Princes Park Magazine||Castray Esplanade, Battery Point|
|16:00||Finish Ride||Hobart Bicycle Network Office, 210 Collins Street Hobart|
Pls RSVP below, and watch the Bicycle Network Tasmania website/FB page for updates. If you RSVP you can expect to be advised if the ride is cancelled due to nasty weather.
Bicycle Network Tasmania makes every effort to ensure our organised rides are safe, however participants are advised to ensure they have insurance against accidents. The best option is to become a member of Bicycle Network. This ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage whilst riding your bike.
Please note – if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.
Address: Starting: Hobart Bicycle Network Office, 210 Collins Street, at 9.40am. The ride will start at 9.50am.
Date/time: Saturday 10 November - 9.30 am - 4 pm
Cost: Free - bookings essential.