Children's Tracks

Children's educational tracks and paths suitable for new riders

 

Educational Tracks

These educational bike tracks are a scaled down version of a roadway, that can be used by children to improve their riding skills in a controlled environment and gain basic knowledge of the road environment. They have a roundabout, cross roads, intersection and roadways, as well as traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. It's easy for parents to supervise. There are 5 in the Hobart region.

  • Howrah - Wentworth Play Park

Located just off the Clarence Foreshore Trail in Howrah or via Correa St & Salacia Ave (off Clarence St) by car. A playground is adjacent.

  • Margate - Dru Point

Located in Bicentennial Park on the Esplanade at Dru Point. There is a cafe and children's playground nearby.

  • New Norfolk - Tynwald Park

Located just off the Lyell Hwy on the southern side of New Norfolk this park has the longest length of track for children to ride.

  • Glenorchy - Tolosa Park

Located in Tolosa Park at the top end of Tolosa Street. The park is suitable for older children as it has a skate park component at one end with ramps and jumps.

  • Brighton - Seymour St Park

Located in Seymour St, Brighton

Suitable tracks for beginner riders

 
Queens Domain, Hobart
The 1km loop of sealed roadway at the top of Upper Domain Road is not open to public cars, making it a suitable bicycle track for kids. There are a couple of small hills but otherwise it's wide and mostly flat.  Car parking is available on Upper Domain Rd where the road has been closed.
 
Clarence Foreshore Trail at Geilston Bay
There is a wide concrete pathway near the children's playground that is mostly flat and doesn't carry much traffic, making it a more suitable location to test out cycling skills before trying the Intercity Cycleway.