Grab your brooms! There will be some very spooky fun-filled cycles in different parts of Ireland this week including Dublin and Waterford on Friday, Belfast and Navan on Saturday, Cork and Galway on Sunday, and Crumlin in Dublin on Tuesday.
The cycles ahead of Halloween next week, are as follows:
Dublin on Friday
Critical Mass, on the last Friday of the month, hosted by I Bike Dublin and Monthly Cycles, will tune into #IBikeBoo for this month.
This Friday, October 27, at 6pm people will meet at Parnell Square for a one-hour cycle which is described as one of the most relaxing cycles around Dublin City Centre
Waterford on Friday
Also on Friday, October 27, but at 7pm, the Waterford Bicycle User Group (BUG) will be running what they are calling a witchy version of their iBikeBop group cycle with music. It starts at Bishop’s Palace in Waterford and takes around 1 hour.
The group says that all are welcome and children must be accompanied by a guardian and if on their own bike must be able to cycle independently.
Belfast on Saturday
Sustrans in Belfast are running a spooktacular cycle in Belfast on the Forth Meadow this Saturday, October 28 — but be warned that they say they only have a few spots left and registration is required. Bike loans for adults are available with pre-registration. See spooksnspokes28oct23.eventbrite.co.uk.
Navan on Saturday
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As part of the Féile na bPáistí Halloween Event 2023, the Navan Cycling Initiative will be at O’Mahonys GAA Clubhouse in Navan from 4pm, where they will have a stall and be handing out free bike lights. At 6pm they will follow the Féile na bPáistí parade on bikes — with fancy dress — for a short cycle suitable for all ages.
Cork on Sunday
In Cork on Saturday, October 29, The Republic of Bike, will host a family-friendly Bike Bop cycle which will kick off at Grand Parade Plaza at 2pm.
Galway on Sunday
While, finally but not least, a Community Cycle will be head this Sunday, October 29, it will start at Claddagh Hall at 11am. The Galway Cycling Campaign say that it will be “suitable for all kinds of bikes or trikes or broomsticks and all kinds of cyclers”. It will include a “slow bikeabout town with treats afterwards in Millenium Playground.
Crumlin in Dublin on Tuesday
Pedal Party Parade will be joining the opening ceremonies for the Crumlin Halloween Festival. People are asked to meet at The Bike Hub in Eamonn Ceannt Park (next to the Tram Cafe). At 11am there will be a change to make costumes for your bike with repurposed materials (or you can make your own at home). Then at 12 midday you can boogie on your bike all around the park to help kick off the festival, children will get a medal at the end too.