Join us for the first CycleCoffeeCake in County Galway! Galway Cycling Campaign and the Burren Lowlands are teaming up for a 40km social cycle for adults from Gort to Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee and Lydican Castle, Ardrahan. We particularly welcome adult women who want some confidence to stay on their saddles since they hopped back on during lockdown. Women who are new, nervous, or returned to cycling since lockdown are particularly welcome. (more…)
Virtual community screening / MOTHERLOAD, the movie: a covideo party and Zoom Q&A with director Liz Canning
Our grand finale to Bike Week 2020 is hosting MOTHERLOAD as a virtual community screening and covideo party. We’re delighted that director Liz Canning will join us for a Q&A on Zoom immediately afterward for a panel discussion with urban liveability and health experts.
This 86 minute documentary from the USA captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. It won a Sundance Special Jury Prize in 2019.
Film maker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until her twins were born in 2008. Motherhood was challenging and hauling babies via car felt stifling. She googled ‘family bike’ and discovered people using cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.
Join us on Sunday evening, 27 September, for a covideo party on Twitter using the hashtags #MOTHERLOAD #MOTHERLOADgalway.
Film maker Liz Canning will join us straight afterwards for a Q&A with a panel of urban liveability and health experts, parents, and the Galway Cycling Campaign.
Screening and Q&A details
Links will be emailed to you on the day of the event.
Screening time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Q&A on Zoom: 9pm to 10pm
Hashtags: #MOTHERLOAD #MOTHERLOADmovie #MOTHERLOADgalway #BikeWeek2020
Bike Week 2020
This event is organised by the Galway Cycling Campaign and funded through a Bike Week 2020 grant awarded by Galway City Council.
Bike Week is a Government of Ireland initiative, under the broader Active Travel initiative.
The Embassy of the Netherlands, Dutch Cycling Embassy, Dublin Town, and Development Studies Association of Ireland at Trinity College Dublin join Galway Cycling Campaign to discuss Bike Parking and the Bottom Line. (more…)
As part of Bike Week, Galway Cycle Bus and Galway Cycling Campaign have teamed up to do an ambitious yet simple project this week: we’re going to count the number of bikes outside every primary and secondary school in Galway City.
We want to find out how many children (and teachers) are cycling to school in Galway. We can see the amount of bikes at schools has increased. We want to count the bikes this week and to repeat the exercise a number of times at random throughout the school year.
We’re asking parents, teachers and principals to count, and photograph, the student bikes parked on school grounds on Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 September and send them onto us via email, DM on Twitter, or on a form on the Galway Cycle Bus website.
Data will be shared with all participating schools and all data gathered will be published for analysis.
Email galwaycyclebus-at-gmail-dot-com to participate and for more information.
Photo credit: #AndSheCycles campaign by An Taisce-Green Schools
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– Turas Rothair na mBan ‘Fancy’
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Bígí ag éisteacht!