Bike Week is held once a year. It's a celebration of all that is great about bikes and cycling. It’s also all about embracing climate change and reducing carbon emissions. Bike Week 2019 took place between 22nd to 30th June.
Kildare County Council encourages everyone, young and old, to play their part. Why not leave the car behind this week and hop on your bike?
Some key events held in Bike Week 2019:
Mobile Bike repair workshops to help you on your bike!
Three mobile bicycle repair workshops was established in Kildare on Friday and Saturday as part of Bike Week. Kildare County Council sponsored the bicycle repair workshops in Athy, Newbridge and Maynooth. The repair workshops allowed bike users to bring their bicycles to the designated locations for assessment and repair for free.
The workshops were also outside Newbridge Garda Station on Friday from 10am to 12.30pm and at Maynooth Harbour from 2pm to 4pm and at the Barrow Quay in Athy on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Naas to Sallins Community Greenway Cycle
On Saturday 29th June, the Naas to Salllins Greenway Cycle departed from K-Leisure at 11.30am.
Clane Wheelers Couch to 50km Cycle
Clane Wheelers Cycling Club launched a couch to 50k cycling program. The program kicked off on Sunday 23rd of June. The idea was to give people who don't cycle the confidence and ability to cycle 50k. It's an 8 week program that focuses on all aspects of safe cycling.
Leinster Loop 145km Charity Cycle
The St. Laurence's Community Complex and breast Cancer Research ran the 10th annual 'Leinster Loop' charity cycle. The 145km route began from St. Laurence's Community Complex, Narraghmore at 9.30am and finished at 2.55pm.
Inclusive & Accessibility Cycle
Kildare Sports Partnership and the Leinster Loop held an Inclusive and Accessibility Cycle on Sunday 30th June, as part of the Leinster Loop. This initiative was supported by Kildare County Council.
Family Cycle - Royal Canal Greenway Cycle - Maynooth/Kilcock
The Maynooth Cycling Campaign held a Family Cycle on the Dublin-Galway Greenway from Maynooth Harbour to Kilcock.