It may be winter, but if you pick your day then the riding can still be darn fine (as per the attached photo). Even if it is windy, cold and raining ... some of us can still find stupid reasons to go riding.
Looking at July's event updates, I'm super excited to see that the Dirt Devils MTB Club have kicked off their Cyclocross Winter Series 2015 with the next event (the State Champs) to be held on the 19th of July. For those in the north of the State, the Launceston Mountain Bike Club is organising another round of Winter Social Rides with their first ride to Ben Lomond on the 12th of July.
Also up north, Tbug has some interesting social rides coming up including a ride up Mt Barrow on the 26th July.
Rounding out the July events, for the runners this month there's the Glenorchy Fun Run and Endorfun's Russell Falls trail run.
Is it just me, or has it been awhile?
OK, it's been awhile (although I have been keeping the Events Calendar up to date, and have been working on a new Major Events page).
Anyway, let's put that behind us, and look forward ... now you'd think as we head into winter that things would be quieting down, but it seems to me that quite the opposite is true with lots of new event dates being set. We've got the Corporate Multisport Challenge in Hobart and the Kellevie 4 Hour Enduro coming up this month (both on the 14th) and there's a 200km (and 150km) Dark Bikefo audax ride on offer on 20 June to celebrate the solstice.
If you haven't already noticed there is a real smorgasbord of mountain and road biking events coming up over the next few months. Rogaining Tasmania has two MTBNav events coming up in Hobart and Sandford for anyone who might want to try 'orienteering on bike'. It's a great way of exploring an area and can be as competitive or as fun as you like.
Also down south Dirt Devils have a few more interesting 'Adventure Rides' coming up in the Meehan Ranges and down at Adamsfield, and Audax is back with a 100km on-road offering in October starting at Moinutain River, the Ash Dash in December and a growing list of other rides right through summer.
For the road rider there's also Le Tour De Norfy, the Flinders Island Ride, Sally's Ride and of course the Opperman Gran Fondo. Off the road, the Launceston Mountain Bike Club are also offering a great series of events including the Cycle Tourqe and Coffee 6 Hour Enduro, the Twilight Series and Sprung Sprint Series.
I could go on: the Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club are offering summer clinics for ladies and there's the Tasmanian 2012-13 Gravity Downhill Series and don't forget the tullah challenge multisport being run over on the west coast, and that just gets us to the end of December ...
Note: Links removed December 2019