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ARTBIKES - Cycle and see - it's free! 

image of man riding art bike through SalamancaARTBIKES is a free bike borrowing service that enables art lovers to easily access Hobart’s arts precincts and galleries.

Spend the day immersing yourself in Hobart's arts and culture with a state-of-the-art, Dutch designed Vanmoof bike. Simple, light and strong, with inbuilt solar-charged lights, ARTBIKES are available in male and unisex models.

We’ll provide the helmet, lock and map – all you need is to do is provide the pedal power! ARTBIKES can’t be booked, they are offered on a first in, first served basis.

To borrow an ARTBIKE you will need:

  • a credit card
  • photo ID
  • if you are under 18, a parent/guardian who will ride with you.

ARTBIKES are available from the following locations:

Arts Tasmania
146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 03 6237 6323

Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart
Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 03 6210 7700

Please note that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which is normally a pick-up point, is closed for redevelopment until March 2013.

More information

Project partners

arts@work is the the industry development arm of Arts Tasmania and has driven the development and implementation of ARTBIKES.

Hobart City Council
Hobart City Council funded the commission, creation and installation of artist designed bike hubs throughout the city under their Public Art program.

Climate Connect
The Tasmanian Government's Climate Connect office kick-started the project with a small grant to study the feasibility of the service, and garner interest from other bodies to help make ARTBIKES a reality.

The RACT is offering its Bike Assist service to ARTBIKES users, offering support to patrons who may need help while on the road.