Bikefest is a brand new dlr Event for 2017 and is designed to not only promote the dlr Cycle network but also National Bike Week which takes place from Saturday June 10th to Sunday June 18th.
The event on Saturday June 10th 2017 will feature a treasure trail on four selected cycle friendly routes leading to Cabinteely Park. Each route will have a series of clues which cyclists can solve to be in with a chance to win €300 worth of vouchers from a bike shop. Each route will have its own winner for a total of €1,200 in prizes.
When visitors arrive at Cabinteely Park, Bikefest will present a spectacular cycle themed festival event featuring Bike Tune Ups, Bling UR Bike decorations, Cycling Information, Food and Smoothies made by our pedal powered Smoothie maker. Strolling entertainment will come from “Cycle Circus” performers and Street Entertainers.
The centrepiece of Bikefest will be a unique cycle stunt show from Ben Savage's Savage Skills. Savage Skills riders have set Guinness World Records and won World Championships with their unrivalled abilities on two wheels. They will present four shows, on the half hour of 20 minutes duration during the event. Between shows Savage Skills riders will teach visitors safe cycling skills on their custom BMX track.
Entry to the event is free but please remember there is limited parking in the area around Cabinteely Park so please cycle, walk or use public transport to get to the event.
Bikefest is organised by dlr Events and is an initiative by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has a huge variety of events planned for 2017.
For more information on Bike week visit: BikeWeek17
Why not cycle to BikeFest on Saturday June 10th?
We have four suggested routes from the dlr Cycle Network to choose from, see the attached map.
Answer the two questions on the route you choose, fill in an entry form for that route when you get to BikeFest and be in with a chance of winning a bike shop voucher for €300 of cycling equipment.
There is one voucher to win for each route with a total prize fund of €1,200.
Here are the routes to choose from and the questions to answer on each one.
Route 1: Johnstown Road
Q1: What is the name of the pharmacy beside Centra?
Q2: What is the name of the school on the left just before the N11 junction?
Route 2: Clonkeen Road
Q1: What brand of fuel is sold at the petrol station?
Q2: What is the name of the business on the left at the N11 Junction?
Route 3: N11
Q1: What is the name of the bank on the right hand side at the second set of traffic lights?
Q2: What is the name of the supermarket on the right hand side at the third set of traffic lights?
Route 4: Kilbogget Park
Q1: What is the name of the Soccer Club in Kilbogget Park?
Q2: What is the name of the Rugby Club in Kilbogget Park?
Entry to Cabinteely Park and BikeFest from all cycle routes will be through the signposted gate on the Old Bray Road.
If you are cycling to BikeFest on these routes please remember:
- You are responsible for YOUR OWN SAFETY, obey the Rules of the Road, do not wear headphones while cycling and respect other road users.
- Make sure your bicycle is in roadworthy condition, wear a hi-viz jacket and a helmet.
- Have a fun, safe and enjoyable cycle.