Dublin’s bike celebration Pedalpalooza is back


The return of Pedalpalooza is to take place in Dublin’s Ringsend Park on Sunday May 21st from 11 am to 4 pm. It is the flagship event for Bike Week 2023.

This free multi-activity celebration of all aspects of cycling will be bigger than ever.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities on bikes of all types are invited to join Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy for a leisurely 5km cycle through the city centre.

The cycle starts from Capel Street at 11.30 am and finishes in Ringsend Park, where participants can enjoy the festivities throughout the day.

Pedalpalooza aims to celebrate and promote the benefits of cycling by hosting a range of fun activities and a free family-friendly cycling event for all.

On the day, there will be a range of cycling-themed activities from a bike decoration station with bike tattoos to tunes and dancing with the Bike DJ.

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Photo: Fennell Photography

There will be plenty to see and do for the whole family with kids’ fitness sessions hosted by the amazing Marcin’s Monkeys and cycling-themed tales a plenty during the storytelling sets.

Children and adults alike can learn some cycling-specific stretches at the yoga sessions or test themselves on the pedal-powered challenge at the Pedal Bike Station.

If your own bike is in need of a bit of a tune-up, make sure to avail of the free bike service on offer by the Bike Hub.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said, “I’m delighted to take part in the Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade. It’s a great opportunity for people to have a fun, positive experience of cycling on our city centre streets. I encourage Dubliners of all ages and abilities to come along and take part on the day.”

Pedalpalooza, organised by Dublin City Council and funded by the Department of Transport, seeks to demonstrate the various ways cycling can be integrated into everyday life and to promote a more sustainable urban mobility culture.

Participants will learn about the benefits of cycling and how sustainable modes of transport can have a positive impact on our health, our bank balance and our environment.

In keeping with this theme, Dublin City Council is encouraging all Pedalpalooza attendees to walk or cycle to the event where possible with free bike parking available at the park.

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