Bike Week starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday May 22

National Bike Week starts tomorrow, Saturday, May 14 and will run until Sunday, May 22, with events across the country.

Events range from family-friendly cycles in most counties to business-focused events such as the Electric Cargo Bikes for Business Webinar hosted by Dublin City Council and a Cargo Bike Demonstration for Business at Swords Castle, and a webinar on the European Cyclists’ Federation’s Cycling Friendly Employer certification.

The cycle events this weekend include the Monthly Cycles starting 12 midday from Grand Canal Dock in Dublin, and a DLR Bike Week Coastal Cycle on Sunday (May 15) from 10am (registration required). A cycle along the Dodder tomorrow is booked out.

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Details of all events near you can be found at transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-bicycle/bikeweek/

The National Transport Authority, using its TFI brand, is coordinating the week in partnership with local councils around Ireland.

Bike Week 2022 challenge

Members of the public are encouraged to take part in the ‘Bike Week 2022 Pledge’ challenge. A theme is to be announced every morning at 9am and then participants, who are over 18, will be “encouraged to submit photos, videos, or other items to Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram using #BikeWeekPledge and tagging their local authority or local sport partnership and TFI.”

The themes which will be confirmed each day on TFL social media channels, such as @TFIupdates, will include #OnYourBike (beginners/returners), #FromWhereICycle (community cycles), #CycleTogether (family/couples cycle), #2Wheels1Love (cycling enthusiasts), #BikeToWork / #BikeToSchool, #UrbanCyle / #NaturesCycle, #CycleYourselfHappy (open to interpretation to encourage more unique entries), and #CyclingInTheYears (open to interpretation to encourage more unique entries).”

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