Welcome to The Bike Week 2023 Events Page for Laois



Please note Bike Week 2023 has already taken place. See below for a list of events which took place in Laois during Bike Week 2023.

Day Date Event Details Time Suitability Locations(s) of Event
Saturday 13th May YWI Laois Blueway Cycle Teenagers Vicarstown
Saturday 13th May Kiln Lane Residents Association Fun Cycle 3pm Children of all ages Mountrath
Sunday 14th May The Swan NS Obstacle Course 1pm Students The Swan
Sunday 14th May MYFRC Safety Training and Obstacle Course 2.45pm – 5.15pm Young people/Teenagers Mountmellick
Sunday 14th May Bike Theft Prevention Talk, Abbeyleix Gardai 3pm-4.30pm All ages Abbeyleix
Sunday 14th May Cycle for your lunch, The Swan NS 1pm The Swan/Clogh
Sunday 14th May Back on your Bike, SVT 2pm -3.30pm All ages Vicarstown
Monday – Friday 15th – 19th May Portlaoise College Cycle to School 8am – 9am Students and Staff Portlaoise
Monday – Friday 15th – 19th May Portlaoise Volunteer Parents Cycle Bus 8am – 9am Children and Adults Portlaoise
Monday – Friday 15th – 19th May Camross NS Cycle to School/Work 8am – 9am Students and Staff Camross
Monday & Tuesday 15th & 16th May Short Cycle for Small Children, SVT 6.45pm Children Stradbally
Monday & Tuesday 15th & 16th May Adult Loop Cycle, SVT 6.45pm Adults Stradbally/Vicarstown
Monday 15th May Pedal Vintage Rural Cycle Symposium 2pm Adults Durrow
Monday 15th May Camross NS 10km Challenge Cycle 10am Students and Staff Camross/Lacca Mountrath
Monday 15th May MYFRC Obstacle Course and Safety Training 2.45pm – 6pm Young people/Teenagers Mountmellick
Monday 15th May Safe Cycle training and Cycle, St Paul’s NS
11am -2pm School children Mountmellick
Tuesday 16th May Bike Nite, SVT 9pm – 11pm Adults Vicarstown
Tuesday 16th May Wolfhill National School Cycle 9.20am – 12pm Students and Staff Clogh
Tuesday 16th May School Bike Clinic, Ossory Cycle Club and
Scoil NS
12pm – 2.30pm School children Rathdowney
Tuesday 16th May Bike Theft Prevention

Join Portlaoise Gardai who will have a
Bike Theft Prevention Stand in Laois
Shopping Centre Portlaoise from
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Tuesday 16th May.

2pm – 4pm All Laois Shopping Centre
Tuesday 16th May Scoil Bríd Loop Cycle, Rathdowney Garda
Bike Division and St Brid’s NS
7pm School children Rathdowney
Wednesday 17th May Colaiste Iosagain Cycle to School and Talk 8am – 9am Students Portarlington
Wednesday 17th May Ballyadams NS School and Family Cycle 11.30am Students, Staff and families Ballyadams
Wednesday 17th May Pedal Vintage Rothar Rogues Fun Cycle 10am Retired men Durrow/Shanahoe/Abbeyleix
Wednesday 17th May Cycle as Gaeilge, SVT 6.45 pm All Ages Vicarstown
Wednesday 17th May Cycle to Work

Downtown Portlaoise are having a Cycle to
Work event on Wednesday 17th May at 8.45,
finishing at the Bike Stands in Market Square,
with complimentary tea/coffee for all
participants in the Pantry afterwards.

8.45am Adults Finish point Market Square
Thursday 18th May Seniors at Sunset, SVT 6.45 pm Adults Vicarstown
Friday 19th May Portlaoise College Town Loop Cycle 10.30am Students and Staff Portlaoise
Friday 19th May Rath National School Dualathon 9.45am Students Ballybrittas
Friday 19th May Stradbally NS School Cycle 10am Students and Staff Stradbally NS
Friday 19th May Ballinakill Development Committee Fun Cycle 7pm Children, Teenagers and Adults Ballinakill
Friday 19th May Camross NS Cycle for your Lunch 10.30am Students Camross/Coolrain
Friday 19th May Camross NS Off Road Cycle 11.30am Students Camross
Friday 19th May School Mhuire Abbeyleix Blueway Cycle 10am Senior Students and Staff Vicarstown
Friday 19th May Cycle Picnic Play Cycle, St Abbans NS 10am – 2pm School children and staff Arles Killeen
Friday 19th May Family Fun Cycle, Ballinakill Development
6.30pm for 7pm Ballinakill
Friday 19th May Buzzards, Bluebells and Tall Tales, SVT 7pm All ages Vicarstown
Saturday 20th May Mountrath Development Association Bike
to BBQ
1.30pm Young people aged 12 – 25 Mountrath
Saturday 20th May Sustainable Energy Community Group Cycle/
12pm All ages Portarlington
Saturday 20th May Cross Country Co-operation, SVT 12.30pm All ages Vicarstown
Sunday 21st May Pedal Vintage Pedaling Poetry Session 2pm Adults Durrow
Sunday 21st May Laois Sports Partnership Cycle Bingo 11am – 3pm Adults Portlaoise
Sunday 21st May 10km Family Fun Cycle, Woodenbridge
2pm All ages Ballacolla/Durrow
Sunday 21st May Parkcycle, SVT 3pm All ages Vicarstown


For more information:

Contact Anne Marie Maher / Audrey Brennan

E: sports@laoiscoco.ie

W: www.laois.ie




Greenway & Cycle Routes in Laois

Cycle Route / Greenway Name Length in Km Terrain Skill Level (All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) For more information click the links below
 Barrow Blue Way 46KM Off-road, flat, accessible trail (14.5km in Co Laois) All For more information click here
Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail 35KM These trails, which are waymarked in one
direction and designed specially for mountain
bike use, vary in difficulty. They. Over 100KM
of trails on completion between Co Laois &
Co Offaly
Trails range from the grade
trails: ‘blue’ (moderate, with some single-track sections)
to ‘red’ (difficult/severe, with challenging climbs and
tricky descent)
For more information click here


Slieve Bloom Road Cycling Route Public Road Varying Levels of Difficulty For more information click here
South Laois Bike Trail 6 routes ranging from 8.6km to 48.4km Public Road Easy to Moderate with some difficulty For more information click here
Triogue Way (Phase 1) 300m Tarmac path Easy – for all ages n/a


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