Cork Bike Week

12th-18th September 2021

National Bike Week was launched to raise the profile of cycling as a fun and sustainable mode of transport and as a healthy physical activity. It is organised by the National Transport Authority, via the network of local authorities and their partners.

Cork Bike Week is organised by Cork City Council in conjunction with the Cork Sports Partnership, local community groups, youth groups, clubs, schools and other organisations.

This year, there are over 100 cycling-related events to choose from. So, join us, get on your bike, and enjoy a week of cycling activities!

Public Events

The table below lists some of the events that are open to the public. Please note that all events are free but you must register, and places are limited on some events. You'll find full details and can book your place here or by following the links in the table.

SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Bike Week Cycle to Great Island & Cobh 

Grand Parade

10.50am for 11am start

Cork Cycling Campaign - ibike ibop Cycle

Grand Parade

3pm

Cork Bike Week Sunset Cycle Through the Planets

St Patrick's Bridge

6.50pm for 7pm start

SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Cycling Campaign - Tidy Lanes Squad

Marina Greenway Car Park

9am

An Óige - Leisure Cycle to Cobh

Grand Parade

10am

Cork Bike Week cycle to Mullinavasigh Waterfall

Grand Parade

11.50am for 12 start

Bike Doctor Clinic on the Marina

Marina - city end

2-4pm

Cork Cycling Campaign - Blackpool Cycle Bus 

Bishop Lucey Park

2pm

Cork Community Bikes – On The Marina: Safer, confident cycling for adults

Lee Rowing Club, Marina

4pm

Learn to Cycle Online: Video 3 – Helmet Set Up

Watch here

Limerick School Cycle Bus – Podcast (32 mins)

Listen here

MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Parents & Toddlers cycle to Lee Fields

Grand Parade

9.30am

An Óige Leisure Cycle to Ballincollig

Fountain, Grand Parade

10am

Day-time long cycle to Ballincollig

Grand Parade

1.20pm for 1.30pm start

Cork Community Bikes Taster Session - Fix your punctures & wheels

Cork Community Bikes, Assumption Road, Blackpool

6.30pm

Evening cycle to Ballincollig Regional Park 

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm start

Learn to Cycle Online: Video 4 - Striding

Watch here

Green Schools Podcast (41 mins)

Listen here

TUESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Community Bikes – Bike Doctor CUH

Cork University Hospital, Wilton

Slots from 11am

Cork Bike Week Cycle to Blarney & proceeding Bike Doctor

Grand Parade

Bike Doctor: 12pm Cycle: 1.20pm for 1.30pm start

Cork Bike Week City Parklets tour 

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm start

Cork Community Bikes Taster Session - Fix your Brakes

Cork Community Bikes, Assumption Road, Blackpool

Slots from 6.30pm

Cork County Council Cork Bike Week Webinar

Online, via MS Teams

7pm

Learn to Cycle Online Programme: Video 5 - Gliding

Watch here

Women and Children on Bikes - Podcast (41 mins)

Listen here

WEDNESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Bike Week Parents & Toddlers cycle to the Marina

Grand Parade

9.30am

An Óige - Leisure Cycle to Ballincollig

Fountain, Grand Parade

10am

Cork Community Bikes – Bike Doctor: Deaf Community 

Deaf Enterprises, 2 Sundrive Park, Ballinlough

slots from 11.30am

Cork Community Bikes – Bike Maintenance: Gears

Cork Community Bikes, Assumption Road, Blackpool

6.30pm

Cork Bike Week Evening Cycle to Curraheen

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm start

Sprocket Rocket Online (6 videos)

Links available here

Slower Streets - Podcast (42 mins)

Listen here

Learn to Cycle Online Programme: Video 6 - Braking

Watch here

THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Bike Week Cycle to Cobh & proceeding Bike Doctor 

Grand Parade

Bike Doctor: 12pm Cycle: 1.20pm for 1.30pm start

An Óige – Three Leisure Cycles

The Opera House

6pm

Cork Bike Week Old Railway Thursday Evening Cycle

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm start

Cork Community Bikes – Videos to help you cycle: Online screening with Q&A

via Zoom - details here6.30pm

Learn to Cycle Online Programme: Video 7 – Pedal Ready

Watch here

FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Parks, Greenways & Quietways of Cork City & proceeding Bike Doctor 

Grand Parade

Bike Doctor: 12 noon

Cycle: 1.20pm for 1.30pm start

Cork Cycling Festival City Cycle

Fountain, Grand Parade

5pm

Cork Bike Week Culture Night Culture Crawl Cycle

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm start

An Óige Leisure Cycle to Kilcrea Abbey

 

 

Parks, Greenways & Quietways of Cork City Cycle & preceding Bike Doctor 

 

 

Learn to Cycle Online Programme: Video 8 – Pedalling

Watch here

History of Bike Advocacy in Ireland - Podcast (43 mins)

Listen here

SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Community Bikes – Bike Doctor

Test Site, Coal Quay

9am onwards

An Óige – Harbour Safety Cycle

Idle Hour Bar

10am

Cork Cycling Festival Cork City to Cobh cycle

Fountain, Grand Parade

10.30am

Cork Bike Week Cycle to Crosshaven

Grand Parade

10.50am for 11am

FUNdamentals of BMX (restrictions apply)

Tramore Valley Park

11am

Down the Line with a 99, Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Passage Cycle 

Blackrock Castle

11.15am & 1.45pm

Cork Community Bikes – Bike Doctor

Mardyke Walk

2pm onwards

Cork Cycling Campaign – Glorious Greenways of the South-West Cycle 

Fitzgerald's Park, Children's Playground

3pm

Cork Community Bikes – Sketch and Cycle

Fitzgerald's Park

3.30pm

Cork Bike Week Street Art Tour

Grand Parade

6.50pm for 7pm

An Óige Leisure Cycle to Ballincollig

 

 

Greenaer.ie Electric Bike Show & Free eBike Safety Check 

 

 

Cycling Without Age - Podcast (30 mins)

Listen here

SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER​

START/LOCATION

START TIME

Cork Environmental Forum Rebel Pedal Event

Fitzgerald's Park

11am

Cork Bike Week Cycle to Passage 

Fitzgerald's Park

1.50pm for 2pm start

Cork Bike Week Cycle Through Time

St Patrick's Bridge

6.50pm for 7pm start

For further information on National Bike week, see www.bikeweek.ie