Submission made to Galway City Council on their draft Public Realm Strategy.Galway-Cycling-Campaign-Submission-Galway-Public-Realm-Strategy-Sep-2019
On your bike
Free social leisure rides for adults of all ages. Looking for a reason to get back on your bike? Here’s your opportunity. Follow your leader, meet new people, get some exercise and socialise in a small, local group.
Sign up to Galway events, led by Dan Clabby:
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (Friday evening) (26/07/2019) 17:00pm
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (Sunday) (28/07/2019) 12:00noon
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (bank holiday monday) (05/08/2019) 12:00noon
These will start at ‘Hunstman’ via Lakeshore dr, Dun na mara dr, Hawthorn dr (stop a few seconds for sea view), Fucsia dr, Ballyloughane rd, Murrough ave, Lurgan pk, Lois an uisce, Murrough dr. Stopping for halfway refreshment break at Galway Crystal (or Norios if evening event) … Continuing on Rosshill rd, Old Dublin rd, Coast rd R338 hard shoulder, and all the way through Oranmore main st. to ‘Brazzco coffee’ above Lidl (or BASILICO if evening event) for a light snack before returning to Hunstman by the same route.
More trips will added over the coming months.
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Family Cycling Treasure Hunt
The annual Family Cycling Treasure Hunt is a chance for children and adults to explore Galway by bike and learn more about cycling safety, skills and culture.
Date & Time: Sunday 26th of June, 2011 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Starting at Renmore AFC Clubhouse
On Sunday the 26th of June 2011 the annual Galway Cycling Campaign Bicycle Treasure Hunt closes this years bike week in Galway. A family oriented event with a focus on junior cyclists, it will start from the Soccer Club on Renmore Avenue. Participants can arrive by car if they choose, and stay within a relatively traffic-free environment following quiet residential roads for a couple of hours of two-wheeled fun. (Helmets optional – entry is free!)
The Treasure hunters will need to collect cycling related facts from volunteers and from information provided on temporary signs. The cycle campaign would provide the personnel to guide the participants in answering questions at various points and provide the facts about the potential for cycling in Galway.
• How long to cycle to Eyre Square from XXXXX?
• How many people live within a 25-minute cycle of school or work?
• Whats your favourite kind of bike?
There will also be cycling skills lessons and “tests”, e.g. “Show me how to give a hand signal”; “Show me how to use your brakes”. Registration runs from 2-3pm and families can take the course in their own time. Everyone gathers back at the soccer club for bike maintenance checks, refreshments and a prize draw at five pm.
Enjoy a free night of short films about, featuring and inspired by bicycles, at the Eye Cinema in Galway. Find out more about the event and register for admittance on http://bikemovie.eventbrite.com
About the event
A celebration of bicycles through films.
A bike-inspired cinema night is one of the novelties planned to add a fresh spark to this summer’s National Bike Week festival.
The series of eight short films explores the depiction of bicycles on film and the work of Irish and international filmmakers interested in this topic.
Highlights of the evening’s celluloid celebration include excerpts from Belfast native Andy Yoong’s new film Break the Cycle, starring Maeve Baxter along with Daniel and Gerard Wolfe, whose exploits on bikes are truly inspirational. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne mountains and Dublin mountain biking trails, this film features the best Irish downhill riders who narrate their passion for the sport and how important this activity is to ‘break the cycle’ of everyday life.
The evening will also see Niamh Kennedy’s directorial outing documenting the exploits of Dublin cycle couriers – a unique subculture of the Dublin cycling scene. Film buffs will be on the edge of their seats for the Irish cinema premiere of Danny MacAskill’s exploits across the Scottish highlands, and the works of international filmmakers including Coline Maldec on Parisian bike culture, and Canadian Mike McKinley’s examination of BMXers in Vancouver locating urban spots to ride.
Chris Tierney, one of the event organisers, says, “It has been a privilege to work with inspiring filmmakers and collaborators throughout, and we hope you enjoy the resulting programme that is on offer this year, which we are sure will be a spectacular movie night to remember.”
The evening will be of interest to cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
The Galway Bike Festival movie night is being held in the Eye Cinema, and is organised by the Galway Cycling Campaign and supported by the Galway City Council and the Eye Cinema.
The festival, which runs from 18–26 June, will also feature public events with live music, and live cycling performances in Eyre Square.
The complete calendar of events for Galway Bike Festival has just been released. The festival runs from the 18th to the 26th of June, and this year promises to be a spectacular event, with a huge launch in Eyre Square on the 18th of June, with music, fun games and lots and lots of bicycles. The national bike week event launch is being celebrated in Galway- the first time any city outside of Dublin has hosted this opening event.
The Galway Bike Fest calendar outlines a full programme of activities to celebrate bicycles for all ages and interests, taking place all over the city during the week.
We also have a handy draft Google calendar of events on our site- this is still being updated.
The Galway Cycling Campaign will be running two events during the festival. These include the hugely popular annual family treasure hunt, and also a movie night of bicycle inspired films: