Pre and Post Velo City Cycle Tours

Dublin Cycling Campaign and have put together a beautiful selection of country-wide cycle tours. These tours are not part of the Velo-city conference but may interest delegates who never want this Velo-city week to end!

This is your chance to relax, meet local advocates, share a chat and a cycle (and of course a pint!). Including self-guided, local-guided and tour-operated, there is something for everyone’s budget and interest, in Dublin and throughout Ireland!


Friday, 12 April 2019 (All day)

Velo-city Community Events

Leitrim Cycling Festival Weekend
21st Jun 2019
Drumsna, Co. Leitrim
Community special

The aim of the festival is to celebrate the locality for its wonderful cycling routes, to bring people together to learn about the future of cycling in the area, to build a community that can be involved in developing the area and to have some fun. It’s lining up to be a great weekend of festival fun with cycling, art, music, food and camping. All events are free. Check out this gorgeous video from the 2018 event.

Email for enquiries. Further information click here. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Contact Ciaran on +353 83 0347623 or Laura on +353 83 4843785

Cork Cycling Festival 2019
29th Jun 2019
Community special

A full week of cycling activities in Cork - June 29th to July 6th - Sat June 29th 12.00 Cobh Cycle - Sun June 30th 11.00 Mullinahassig Cycle, 17.00 Cycle Cinema Shorts - Mon July 1st 19.00 Electric Cycle History Tour - Tue July 2nd 17.00 Vegan Food Cycle - Wed July 3rd 11.00 Ringaskiddy Cycle, 18.00 Artist’s Cycle - Thurs July 4th 19.00 An Óige Cycle - Fri July 5th 17.30 Carrignavar Cycle. Check here for further details.

29th Jun 2019
Community special

Community advocacy group Skerries Cycling Initiative are organising a day trip in and around the lovely coastal town of Skerries, just north of Dublin City. * The Drogheda Train departs Connolly Station at 10.40, arrives in Skerries 11.14 * Delegates should take their own bikes which are permitted on this train at weekends * Tour will follow the coast road to 18th C Ardgillan Castle * Lunch can be bought in a local pub * Maximum 20 * For further information contact Michael on

Tour of Limerick/Clare
29th Jun 2019
Community special

Join members of the Limerick Cycling Campaign for a 2 day tour

  • Ride down the Shannon estuary
  • Catch the ferry to Killimer, Co. Clare
  • Overnight at the award-winning eco campsite Pure Camping
  • Visit Scattery Island by boat

For further information contact Julian at

Dublin Vegfest 2022 - Valet Bicycle Parking
24th Sep 2022
25th Sep 2022
Leinster Cricket Club Rathmines Dublin 6
Community special

Dublin Cycling Campaign is proud to be a partner, with Dublin City Council of this year’s Dublin Vegfest which takes place in Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines, Dublin 6 on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September from 11:00 to 18:00.

Dublin Vegfest is Ireland’s top vegan food and lifestyle festival. The festival hosts a huge range of vegan food and drink suppliers, with a wide range of vegan restaurants and food outlets on site throughout the weekend. A range of Irish and international speakers will take part in talks and discussions on a variety of vegans topics over the course of the weekend.

Dublin Cycling Campaign is providing a free valet bicycle parking service to Vegfest attendees, with the support of Dublin City Council. This on-site event bike parking will make it as easy as possible for attendees to cycle to Vegfest and conveniently park their bikes, for free, just inside the festival entrance.

We are also looking for volunteers to help us run the valet bike parking. Volunteers will receive a food voucher as well as free access to Vegfest after their shift. If you are available for a few hours over the course of the weekend, please sign up here.

Bicycle Kicks!
14th May 2022
Dalymount Stadium Car Park
Social Event
Community special

Join us at Dalymount Park to celebrate Women’s Football and Bike Week 2022!

2-6pm A variety of activities in the carpark (off St. Peter’s Road) including music, coffee, crepes and more!

A kid’s corner with face painting and a bike decoration station

3pm Bicycle maintenance demo and workshop

4.30pm Critical Mass cycling through Dublin 7, leaving and returning to Dalymount

6pm Break the record for attendance at a Women’s LOI Match - Bohs v. Shelbourne

Free admission to the match if you arrive on bicycle!

Follow Boh’s Climate Cooperative for more info and updates.

Organised by the Bohemian Climate Cooperative and Rothar in association with Dublin Cycling Campaign and Monthly Cycles.

Crumlin Halloween Spookcycle 2022
31st Oct 2022
Eamonn Ceannt Park (Stannaway Gate), Sundrive Road
Social Event
Community special

Crumlin Community Cycles is running its lovely - but quite scary - Halloween Spookcycle on Monday 31 October at 11.00am. They will meet at the Stannaway Gate on Sundrive Road of Eamonn Ceannt Park in Dublin 12.

This is very much a community led event, but we are publicising it here, in particular, for Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) members living around the Crumlin and Kimmage areas who might like to take part in the family friendly event.

The Crumlin Community Cycles crew would especially appreciate extra DCC marshals to help out on the spin, so if you are free that morning, pop along - and arrive at 10.45am for a quick briefing before the spooky crew set off.

Note that Crumlin Community Cycles is a local project of the fabulous Bloomin Crumlin community led initiative. Well worth checking out their website to see plenty of examples of creative and sustainability orientated projects.

Community Garden Cycle 2023
20th May 2023
Mansion House
Social Event
Community special

Bike Week Community Gardens Cycle - 2023

Dublin Cycling Campaign and Dublin Community Growers will host a leisurely cycle tour of some of Dublin’s wonderful community gardens.

There are two main routes: Northside from Santry to Mansion House or Raheny to Mansion House

Southside from the Stillgarden to Mansion House

Both routes will meet up at the Mansion House where the Lord Mayor, Caroline Conroy will host us for refreshments.

Each route takes approximately 2.5hrs and is open to all cycling abilities. Please note:

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All bikes must be in good order - we can’t fix bikes on the day so make sure you bring a pump, puncture repair kit etc
  • The weather is looking fabulous so make sure you have sun protection, drinks and snacks
  • There will be marshals to help everyone along but you are responsible for your own safety
  • Bike parking at the Mansion House is basic but we will have some marshals keeing an eye on the bikes
  • Enjoying yourself is required!

Registration is essential but unfortunately registration is now closed

Northside - Santry or Raheny

  • Arr: 12:00 - Santry Community Garden - Dep: 12:30
  • Arr: 12:00 - Raheny Village - Dep: 12:30
  • Arr: 1:00 Mucky Lane / The Piggery - Dep: 1:30
  • Arr: 1:45 - Mud Island - Dep: 2:10
  • Arr: 2:30 Mansion House


  • Arr: 12:00 - The Stillgarden, Inchicore - Dep: 12:30
  • Arr: 12:50 - Flanagan’s Field - Dep: 1:20
  • Arr: 1:25 - St James Linear Park - Dep: 1:50
  • Arr: 2:00 - Taplin’s Field, Bridgefoot St - Dep: 2:20
  • Arr: 2:30 - Mansion House

Velo-city Commercial Events

Dublin City Day Tours
29th Jun 2019
23rd Jun 2019
Commercial special
  • Group: Max 15 people
  • Price: €45 per person
  • Distance: Approx 40km
  • Price based on guests having their own bicycle (bike rental inc. electric bikes can be arranged)

The total time duration will be approximately 5 hours, with the frequency and duration of stops adjusted so this can be met. The maximum number of touring cyclists will be 15. A recovery vehicle will be available at the hotel. For further details contact Ben at

Royal Canal Greenway Tour
22nd Jun 2019
29th Jun 2019
Commercial special

2 Day/2 Night Self-Guided Cycling Tour along the Royal Canal Greenway Maynooth (Kildare) to Cloondara (Longford) 125km (Full length of the Greenway) or Maynooth (Kildare) to Mullingar (Westmeath) 65km (Half of the Greenway)


  • Bike Rental with helmet and repair kit.
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and B&B’s.
  • Welcome meeting and bike set up on the first morning.
  • Daily luggage transfers.
  • Emergency support.
  • All maps and guide notes.
  • Cost: 250€ pps (15% single supplement)

For further details contact David at

Tour of Sligo
30th Jun 2019
Commercial special

3 day/2 night guided tour of Sligo, Lough Gill and surrounding sights. Includes a foraging trip and visit to Queen Maeve’s grave

  • Pick-up by minibus from Dublin 9am Saturday morning
  • Guided trek with foraging demonstration
  • Tour of Lough Gill Brewery
  • Seaweed bath and wild bird of prey demonstration
  • Traditional music and drinks at Connolly’s Bar, Sligo

The costs for the 3 days and 2 nights is €435 per person. For more information contact Ciaran at or check

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