‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May. Cycling is one of the most sustainable forms of travel and a family friendly activity. As a transport option cycling has one of the lowest impacts on the planet and the environment, impacting positively on air and noise pollution.
Speaking about ‘Bike Week', Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland said, “’Bike Week’ is a great opportunity to celebrate all things cycling in Dublin with an exciting programme of events taking place around the City.”
Head of Technical Services at Dublin City Council’s Environment and Transportation Department, Brendan O’Brien said, “It’s great to see so many fantastic events happening in local communities across the City for this year’s ‘Bike Week’. I encourage those already cycling, or those interested in discovering more about cycling, to get involved. Our annual ‘Pedalpalooza’ festival, taking place in Fairview Park, is an ideal opportunity to experience a host of free, family-friendly cycling activities.”
Dublin City Council supports and hosts a series of events to mark ‘Bike Week’, including:
Pedalpalooza is Dublin City Council’s flagship ‘Bike Week’ event. It's a family-friendly bike festival, taking place in Fairview Park on Sunday 22nd May from 12 noon to 4pm. The event will include bicycle obstacles course, children’s story telling, e-bike and cargo bike trials, cycle tours, children’s games, bike maintenance and much more.