Bike parade in Dublin features coastal ride and festival of events

Posted on: June 24th, 2019
There will be a bike parade to St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin, on Wednesday. Lots of activities will also be laid on in the park including stunt riders facing off

A bike parade will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, June 26th, to mark the start of the Velo-City 2019 international cycling conference in the city.

Conference delegates will set out on their bike ride on Wednesday from the National Convention Centre on the north quays in the city centre.

They will ride along a section of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) cycle route, a UNESCO designated biosphere in the heart of Dublin.

However, anyone can join them at the Sails Sculpture, a piece of artwork situated on the seafront where Clontarf Rd meets Alfie Byrne Rd. The public meet up is 3.30pm and all are welcome.

Joining the event there means you don’t have to go into the city centre, which may be especially convenient if you have young children with you.

From that location on the coast at Clontarf, everyone will form a Bike Parade and ride along the seafront, via the segregated two-way cycleway, to St Anne’s Park about 1½ miles away.

The 98FM Thunder Bus will be in the park to entertain the crowd. There will also be a wide range of participation activities such as music, cricket, yoga, athletics, ultimate frisbee and cargo bike trails.

The event in St Anne’s will also feature mountain bike and BMX courses, Gaelic football and hurling-camogie demonstrations.

There will also be an arena show to enjoy; Ultimate Extreme Battle. It involves a contest between an MTB stunt rider going up against a BMX stunt rider and freerunner. 

And while you’re enjoying that unusual show and the other activities there will also be hot and cold food served.

Newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe said he was looking forward to welcoming the international Velo-City delegates to the city.

“I hope that while they are here they will have the opportunity to experience all our wonderfully friendly and vibrant city has to offer,” he said.

“I’m sure that the one of their highlights will be taking part in the Bike Parade as it will allow them to enjoy unparalleled views of Dublin Bay.”

Velo-city 2019 – Cycling for the Ages takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin from June 25th to 28th.