Welcome to The Bike Week 2022 Events Page for Limerick.

Please note:  The following events have already taken place and are listed for information purposes only.

Day Date Event Details Time Target Audience of Event Locations(s) of Event
Saturday 14th May Dawn Cycle with Limerick Ladies Cycling Club

This one is not just for the ladies, all
adults welcome!

Meet at the East Gate Car Park in University
of Limerick, Castletroy at 5am. The cycle
will be leisurely paced and roughly 35Km in
total.

Bikes, helmets & lights are essential
requirements!

Free event – register in advance on
Eventbrite HERE

5am Adults – Male and Female East Gate Car Park in
University of Limerick,
Castletroy V94 T9PX
Free Bike Clinic – Gary Sheehan Bike Mechanic
will be available at Mungret Park, Mungret,
Limerick on Saturday 14th May 2022 between
09.30hrs – 11.30hrs. Cyclists can bring along
their bike for a free bike check and minor
fixes / repairs.
9.30am – 11.30am All Mungret Park, Mungret, Limerick
Free Bike Clinic  – Gary Sheehan Bike Mechanic
will be available at the People’s Park,
Pery’s Square, Limerick City on Saturday
14th May 2022 between 12.00hrs – 14.00hrs.
Cyclists can bring along their bike for a
free bike check and minor fixes / repairs.
12.00 noon – 2pm All People’s Park, Pery’s Square, Limerick City
Free Bike Clinic  – Gary Sheehan Bike Mechanic
will be available at Castletroy
Neighbourhood Park, Castletroy, Limerick
on Saturday 14th May 2022 between
14.30hrs – 16.30hrs. Cyclists can bring
along their bike for a free bike check
and minor fixes / repairs.
2.30pm – 4.30pm All Castletroy Neighbourhood Park, Castletroy, Limerick
Family fun day and Cycle at Oola GAA grounds,
Oola, Co. Limerick. 2pm – 4pm
2pm – 4pm Families Oola GAA grounds, Oola, Co. Limerick
Cycling Tour at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. To
coincide with Limerick Bike Week 2022
Lough Gur will launch a new cycling
tour of the area. As an international
site of significance due to the
abundance of archaeological monuments,
environmental riches and winding
country roads, Lough Gur makes the
ideal location for cycling tours.
Your cycling guide will bring you
from the lakefront in Lough Gur along
the shared roads pace to the
Carraig Aille stone forts. From this
site you will view the mountain
ranges for miles whiles hearing about
the early settlers and Vikings who
made Lough Gur their home. From
this point the cycling tour will
make its way to New Church and the
Lough Gur Wedge Tomb and on to the
Holy Well at St Patrickswell all the
while spotting important landmarks
and archaeological wonders that dot
the landscape. As there are hills along
the roads of Lough Gur a good level of
fitness and cycling ability is required.
Suitable for 12+ years. Participants are
asked to bring their own bikes. The Lough
Gur Bike Week Event takes place on
Saturday 14th May at 10.00am. To book
your Free place please follow the link HERE:
10am – 12 noon Age 12+ Lough Gur Visitor Centre, Lough Gur,
Bruff, Co. Limerick V35 ED96
Come and Try Mountain Biking 10am & 1pm Age 16 and over Ballyhoura Trail Riders
Sunday 15th May Free Bike Repair Clinic at Murroe Wood Park.
A bike mechanic will be available at
Murroe Wood Park on Sunday 15th May 2022
from 9am – 12pm. Cyclists can bring
along their bike for a FREE bike check
and minor fixes / repairs.
9am -12 noon All Murroe Wood Park
Family Fun Day at Barnagh Greenway Hub 12pm – 6pm Families Barnagh Greenway Hub
Singles Cycle – This is a free event aimed at
young single adults. They will be given the
opportunity to get together in a social setting
that is healthy and a little different. The
purpose is to provide an alternative meeting
place for like-minded, outdoor people. It is
also an opportunity to get young people
exploring the wonderful amenity of the Limerick
Greenway. Participants will pick up a bike from
Locomotion Bike Rental at the Barnagh Greenway
Hub. They will receive a short information
session on the Limerick Greenway and directions
to the starting point. The group will cycle for
2 hours and receive coffee/tea and a muffin on
return to the Hub.  Places Limited so pre-booking
is essential. Call 085-2552890 to book your space.
2pm – 6pm Young Adults Barnagh Greenway Hub
Monday 16th May Teens in the Wild Mountain Biking 10am Teens (Fully Booked) Ballyhoura Trail Riders
Greenmount Cycling Cyclocross 6:30pm All City Wide Parks
Women on Wheels Beginner Cycling 6:30pm – 8:30pm Women (Beginners) Meeting at Eastgate Carpark University of Limerick
Pre-School Balance Bike Programme Morning and Afternoon Young Children (Fully Booked) County Wide
Free E-Bike Trial with Spin Doctor Cycles –
Customers will be given the opportunity to try an
E-Bike for free. People will collect the bike from
Locomotion Bike Rental at the Barnagh Greenway Hub.
They will receive a short demonstration on how to
operate the E-Bike and get the opportunity to take
the bike for a 1-hour cycle on the limerick Greenway.
On return each participant will receive a free coffee/
tea and muffin from Platform 22 Café. Places Limited
so pre-booking is essential. Call 085-2552890 to book
your space.
10am – 11am Adults Barnagh Greenway Hub
Tuesday 17-May Free E-Bike Trial with Spin Doctor Cycles  –
Customers will be given the opportunity to try an
E-Bike for free. People will collect the bike from
Locomotion Bike Rental at the Barnagh Greenway Hub.
They will receive a short demonstration on how to
operate the E-Bike and get the opportunity to take
the bike for a 1-hour cycle on the limerick Greenway.
On return each participant will receive a free coffee/
tea and muffin from Platform 22 Café. Places Limited
so pre-booking is essential. Call 085-2552890 to book
your space.
2pm – 3pm Adults Barnagh Greenway Hub
Free Parent and Toddler Cycle –
Customers will be given the opportunity to try
cycling with their toddler/young children using
a bike seat, trailer or tag along. Parents will
collect the bike and child seat etc. from
Locomotion Bike Rental at the Barnagh Greenway
Hub. They will receive a short demonstration
on how to operate the bike and attachment safely
and get the opportunity to take the bike for a
2-hour cycle on the limerick Greenway. On return
each participant will receive a free coffee/tea
and muffin from Platform 22 Café. Places Limited
so pre-booking is essential. Call 085-2552890 to
book your space.
9:30am to 12 noon Parents and Toddlers Barnagh Greenway Hub
Greenmount Cycling Cyclocross 6:30pm All City Wide Parks
Women on Wheels Beginner Cycling 6:30pm – 8:30pm Women (Beginners) Meeting at Ardagh Greenway Carpark
Pre-School Balance Bike Programme Morning and Afternoon Young Children (Fully Booked) County Wide
Inclusion Learn to Cycle Programme 3:30pm Individuals with a disability (Fully Booked) University of Limerick
Wednesday 18-May Free Parent and Toddler Cycle –
Customers will be given the opportunity to try cycling
with their toddler/young children using a bike seat,
trailer or tag along. Parents will collect the bike
and child seat etc. from Locomotion Bike Rental at the
Barnagh Greenway Hub. They will receive a short
demonstration on how to operate the bike and attachment
safely and get the opportunity to take the bike for
a 2-hour cycle on the limerick Greenway. On return
each participant will receive a free coffee/tea and
muffin from Platform 22 Café. Places Limited so
pre-booking is essential. Call 085-2552890 to book
your space.
1pm to 3:30pm Parents and Toddlers Barnagh Greenway Hub
Inclusion Cycling Club (Incl. hand cycles & adult trikes) 6:30pm – 7:30pm Inclusive event Greenmount Cycling Club
Limerick Race Course
Teens in the Wild Mountain Biking 10am Teens (Fully Booked) Ballyhoura Trail Riders
Greenmount Cycling Cyclocross 6:30pm All City Wide Parks
Pre-School Balance Bike Programme Morning and Afternoon Young Children (Fully Booked) County Wide
Inclusion Learn to Cycle Programme 3:30pm Individuals with a disability (Fully Booked) Newcastlewest
Thursday 19-May Limerick City and County Council
will host a screening of the MOTHERLOAD documentary
film on Thursday 19th May. MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced
documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a
vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age
of climate change. The film follows director and new
mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the
increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-
gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution.
As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace
cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the
history and potential future of the bicycle as the
“ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises
when characters encounter cultural resistance, in
particular bikelash focused on women and mothers.
MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle
of cyclist Suffragettes and to women’s seemingly
endless fight for bodily autonomy. Ultimately,
Liz’s experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and
in discovering the cargo bike world, teach her that
sustainability is not necessarily about compromise
and sacrifice, and that there are few things more
empowering in an age of consumption than the ability
to create everything from what seems to be nothing.
Further details to follow on limerick.ie
TBC Adults TBC
Greenmount Cycling Cyclocross 6:30pm All City Wide Parks
Pre-School Balance Bike Programme Morning and Afternoon Young Children (Fully Booked) County Wide
Inclusion Learn to Cycle Programme 3:30pm Individuals a disability (Fully Booked) Patrickswell
Spinning Sixties Greenway Cycle
(In Partnership with Evolution Cycles and Barnagh Hub)
11am Men and Women 60+ years Barnagh Greenway Hub
Friday 20-May Learn to Cycle Programme
(In partnership with Down Syndrome Limerick and
Greenmount Cycling Club)
6pm – 8pm Down Syndrome Limerick Greenmount Cycling Club
Limerick Racecourse
Teens in the Wild Mountain Biking 10am Teens (Fully Booked) Ballyhoura Trail Riders
Greenmount Cycling Cyclocross 6:30pm All City Wide Parks
Pre-School Balance Bike Programme Morning and Afternoon Young Children (Fully Booked) County Wide
Spinning Sixties Greenway Cycle
(In Partnership with Evolution Cycles and Barnagh Hub)
11am Men and Women 60+ years Barnagh Greenway Hub
Saturday 21-May Everyone Cycling Together –
Abbeyfeale Community Council are hosting a ‘Cycling
Together’ event at the Limerick Greenway, starting
at the Barnagh Greenway Hub. The aim is to get as
many people as possible across all age groups to
take part to help promote and understand the benefits
that such an event can have on both physical and
mental well-being. Pre booking essential.
2pm – 5pm All, Adults, Families, Youths, Barnagh Greenway Hub
Sunday 22-May Limerick City and County Council and
Limerick Sports Partnership invite you to a Family
Bike Parade and Fun Day to celebrate National Bike
Week. The event will take place on Sunday 22nd May
2022 at Arthurs Quay Park. The event will include a
cycle along a circular city centre route, starting
and ending at Arthurs Quay Park. Full Details on
Limerick.ie
2pm – 4pm All, Families Arthurs Quay Park, Limerick
All Week All Week Bling Your Bike colouring competition for children
in association with Limerick Libraries. Collect
your colouring sheet from your local library and
return it before Saturday 21st May.
Lots of great prizes.
N/A Children Limerick Libraries
All Week All Week Social Media Photo Competition –
Planning a cycle during Bike Week?
Post a photo of you cycling, a selfie
with your bike or your bike in a scenic
location in Limerick using the hashtag
#LimerickBikeWeek for your chance to win
a €50 voucher to spend at your local
bike shop.
N/A Adults Online
All Week All Week Cycle to school days with various Limerick schools. N/A Children Limerick
All Week All Week Pop up Cyclocross around Limerick City
with Greenmount Cycling Academy.
Further details to follow.
TBC Limerick

 

For more information:

Limerick & City County Council  /  E:  bikeweek@limerick.ie

Limerick Sports Partnership / W: Limerick Sports / E:  info@limericksports.ie

 

Recommended cycle routes in Limerick

Route Length in Km Terrain Skill Level

(All, Beginner,

Intermediate,

Advanced)

Web link

 

Limerick Greenway 40km Tarmacadam All  

For more information click here

City Centre to University of Limerick
Riverbank shared walkway / cycleway
3.25 Km All  

For more information click here

City Centre to Shannon Fields
Riverside shared walkway / cycleway
3.2Km All
Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails 98 Km Mixed  

For more information click here

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail

The Green/Greenwood Loop (6kms,
45 mins, moderate) is a good
introduction to the trails.

6 Km  

For more information click here

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail

The Brown/Mountrussell Loop (17kms,
2 hours, difficult) is some technical
features on it with more climbing
and descending.

17 Km Intermediate  

For more information click here

 

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail

The White/Garrane Loop (35kms,
4 hours, difficult) is a lot
more challenging in terms of
distance with sections of tight
turns, steep descents and
features such as small rock
steps, exposed roots and
elevated timber boardwalks.

35 Km Advanced  

For more information click here

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail

The Blue/Streamhill Loop (41km,
5 hrs, severe) is challenging
in terms of distance but will
take you to the remoter parts
of the forest.

41 Km Advanced  

For more information click here

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail

The Red/Castlepook Loop (51km,
4-6 hours, severe) that is the
ultimate loop of the Ballyhoura
trails, being the longest and
most demanding. It goes right to
the southern fringes of the
forest and presents you with
the biggest climbs and most
rewarding descents.

51 Km Advanced For more information click here

 

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