Get in Gear At this Year's Bike Fest

10 Jun 2015

The sound of bicycle bells and laughter will fill up St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, on Sunday the 14th June from 12pm – 6pm, when Cycling Ireland’s Bike Fest sees the Dublin City Council Park transform into a cycling haven for all the family. Cycling Ireland’s free annual family cycling festival once again marks the launch of National Bike Week, offering an opportunity for all ages to enjoy their bike. From the 18-month-old avid balance bike enthusiasts, to the older children amongst us, there are cycling activities for everyone.

This is the third year that the family cycling festival takes place in St. Anne’s Park, with the aim of providing a fun learning experience to children of all ages. The festival offers a good balance between learning new skills in our coached skills zones featuring Sprocket Rocket, Gearing up off Road, Grass Track Cycling, Strider Bike and Cycle Safety, and a relaxed atmosphere in the picnic area with MC Shane Burke and a range of exhibitors.

Live cycling entertainment is provided by Savage Skills, who are making their Bike Fest debut this year, and are sure to wow the crowds with their cycling skills. They are more than happy to provide some coaching to the daredevils out there too. Mountain Bike and Track Cycling coaches will also be present, introducing kids to the sport of Mountain Biking and Track Cycling.  RSA are providing a road awareness skills shuttle bus complete with interactive, educational road safety experiences, and Doctor Mechanic will be on hand to answer any bike mechanic questions.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, will officially open the event at 12pm and entrance is free. So make sure to come to Bike Fest, the Cycling Ireland Family Cycling Festival on Sunday the June 14th from 12pm – 6pm. Guaranteed fun for all the family, all that is required is a bike, a helmet, and a sense of adventure.

For more information, visit the official website.

Additional information can be found on the official Cycling Ireland Sprocket Rocket Facebook and Cycling Ireland's Twitter page.