Bike Week Events: Get Your Bike Ready for a Week of Fun!

11 May 2023

Bike Week is a much-anticipated event for cycling enthusiasts and it's just around the corner. The event is organised with partners in Active Cities, Sports & Wellbeing Partnership, Cycling Ireland, Fingal County Council, the OPW, the Bike Hub, Dublin Cycling Campaign, and funded through the Department of Transport.

To celebrate cycling and encourage more people to take it up, a series of events have been planned for the week. Here are the events taking place on different days of the week.

Sunday 14th May: Inclusive Cycling Day
12-3pm, Phoenix Monument Roundabout (off Acres Road, beside the Papal Cross).
The Inclusive Cycling Day is designed to showcase the many different accessible bikes that are available for people with additional physical and intellectual needs. It provides an opportunity for children and adults to try out a trishaw, wheelchair bike, or adapted cycle in a safe environment. A number of accessible bike providers will be showcasing their bikes, including Adult Three Wheelers, Companion Quad Cycles, Three-Wheeled Children’s Bikes, The Driesen Wheelchair Platform Bike, and the Cycling Without Age Trishaws. This event is for people of all abilities and will take place on Furze Road in the Phoenix Park, which will be car-free for the duration of the event. Car Parking for the event is located a short distance away at the Papal Cross Car Park

Wednesday 17th May: Sunset Cycle
Time: 8.30-9.30pm, Phoenix Monument Roundabout (off Acres Road, beside the Papal Cross)
Join the leisurely Sunset Cycle on a completely car-free path in the Phoenix Park to enjoy the summer evening and see the sunset, while cycling along to summer time tunes. The cycle will be approximately 5km long and will travel at a gentle pace, making it suitable for all ages and abilities. Cyclists of all abilities and bikes of all types are welcome to join.

Thursday 18th May: Free bike service
9.30am – 4pm , Guild Street (beside the Luke Kelly statue)
On Thursday, May 18th, a free bike service worth €50 will be provided by the Cycle Clinic. You can come along to receive a complimentary bike tune-up while you wait, or you can drop off your bike in the morning and collect it in the afternoon. This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that your bike is in good working condition before you take part in the other cycling events planned for the week.

Friday 19th May: Discover the History of Clontarf by Bike

On Friday, May 19th at 7 pm enjoy a leisurely ride through our beautiful coastal suburb steeped in history.

Did you know that Clontarf is the site of the famous Battle of Clontarf in 1014, where Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, defeated the Vikings? In more recent times, Clontarf has been home to many famous faces, including Bram Stoker and James Joyce.

This history tour will take you through some of the most notable sites in Clontarf and you'll learn about the fascinating history of the area while enjoying a fun and active evening out.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite here. 

Sunday 21st May: Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade
11.30am, Capel Street
The Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade is a fun, colourful, community cycle suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities. This 5km cycle will travel at a gentle pace and play music to sing along to en route. Starting in Capel Street, the cycle parade will travel along the Liffey, through the Docklands, ending at Ringsend Park. There, activities celebrating cycling will be taking place throughout the day for Pedalpalooza.

Sunday 21st May: Pedalpalooza Bike Festival
11am – 4pm, Ringsend Park
Pedalpalooza Bike Festival is the DCC's flagship event for Bike Week. It's a family-friendly bike festival that celebrates and promotes the benefits of cycling through a range of fun activities suitable for all ages and abilities. At the festival, you can join in children's workshops, Bike DJ, a free safety check on your bike, a chance to try out a new type of bike at bike demonstrations, pedal-powered challenges, and much more. The festival will take place in Ringsend Park.

These events have been organised to celebrate cycling and encourage more people to take it up. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginner, there's something for everyone. So, grab your bike and join in the fun!