Posted 14 Jun 2012 to Events
As part of Bike Week, Dublin City Council and the Danish Embassy will host an exhibition of the work of renowned Danish photographer and urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. The exhibition, titled “Monumental Motion -A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark“, comes to Gallery No 1, Castle Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 21st June, having toured Europe after premiering in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2011. The exhibition will be launched by the Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and will be on display for one week.
The title of the exhibition highlights the fact that one of Denmark’s greatest monuments is their bicycle culture and the vast network of bicycle infrastructure that has been erected as living legacy of sustainable living. Each and every day in Copenhagen, hundreds of thousands of citizens go about their daily lives on bicycles. Each of them everchanging bricks in a vibrant, architectural structure of human-powered movement. Wind turbines are a poignant symbol of modern Danish society but the constant mass motion of their cycling citizens is organic, dynamic and, perhaps, the greatest monument Denmark has ever erected.
In this unique photo exhibition, Mikael Colville-Andersen highlights 50 photographs that define a cycling life in The City of Cyclists. For over 4 years he has documented bicycle culture in the Danish capital and, surprisingly, he is the first person to do so in such great detail in 125 years of the bicycle. The result is 50 photographs – chosen out of over 10,000 – that tell a story of how the bicycle plays an integral role in Copenhagen life.
Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events
Bike to Work 2012 is live and counting down to the big event on Wednesday 20th June where people working throughout the city are encouraged to take part in the leisurely lunchtime bike ride. Register here today and be in with a chance to win an iPad 3. There is a goodie bag for the first 500 people who register! Huge thanks to our brand ambassadors Claire Solan and Aidan Power for helping out this week, our media partners 98FM, Morgan Model Agency, Alan Holmes for capturing the action on video and Dublinbikes for officially launching the 2012 event. Check out the launch video and pictures below:
Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events
Think you are Dublin’s best dressed cyclist? Why not prove it? Simply register to take part in the Bike to Work 2012 Lunchtime Bike Ride event here and not only get a goody bag full of amazing bits & pieces (first 500 to register & attend event get bag) but be in with a chance to win a One4All Gift Card for being Dublin’s Best Dressed Cyclist. One4All Gift Cards being awarded on the day include: Best dressed female, Best dressed male & Best Dressed Bike. The Odeon Cinema in the Point Village are offering cinema tickets to the largest team/group who register and take part on the day. Register today & prove how stylish you are!
Posted 5 Jun 2012 to Events
On Wednesday 20th June, Dublin City Council will host a Lunchtime Bike Ride in the city as part of the Bike to Work Day initiative. This event will consist of a leisurely lunchtime cycle through the streets of Dublin, taking in the Samuel Beckett Bridge, City Quay, Merrion Square, The Pepper Canister Church and part of the new Premium Cycle Route along the Grand Canal. Participants will gather in Grand Canal Square at 12.45pm in Dublin’s Docklands before setting off on a leisurely 6km (30 minute) cycle. The cycle will conclude in Grand Canal Square where market stalls will be selling food so participants can grab a quick bite before returning to work. In addition to the food stalls, the fun atmosphere will feature the announcement of the winners of various prizes, including best dressed competitions, at this fun, fit and chic event.
Be part of this fun event by registering below and be in with a chance to win some great prizes – there are prizes for Best Dressed male, Best Dressed Female, and for the best dressed bike! The first 500 people to register will get a goody bag and everyone who registers online using the form below is in with a chance to win an Apple iPad 3.
The Best Company Team prize (most people from one organisation) is also up for grabs. To enter this competition simply fill in the registration form below and include the name of your Company (each member of the team should register separately).
Dublin City Council is inviting everyone who travels by bike to participate in this event (over 16 years old) – users of Dublin Bikes are also encouraged to attend.
If you are registering from within the Council and cannot see the form below, please click here.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly TD officially opened the Canal Way Cycle Route on Thursday 22nd March. You can find a map of the route along with information on the new junctions for the Canal Cycle Way here.
“The numbers of people cycling in the city have increased by over 70% since 2004. As the Canal Way Cycle Route is off-road it’s ideal for families, young people and also visitors. Cycling is a healthy, cost effective and easy way to get around Dublin and I am sure the route we are opening today will be very successful” says Lord Mayor Montague. Minister Kelly said: “This is among the best off-road cycle routes within a major urban area in the country and will benefit both commuters and tourists alike and make Dublin much more cycle friendly. The Canal Way Cycle route shows exactly the type of project to help achieve the Government’s intention to have 10% of trips to work being made by bike by 2020.”
Dublin City Council is also announcing plans for ‘Cycle Dublin’ a continuous Canal Way route including over 14km long crossing the city along the Grand and Royal Canals. You can view a map of the existing and proposed routes below:
View Cycle Routes Dublin (Present and Future) in a larger map
FEEDBACK: If you wish to provide feedback, please comment here or message us on Twitter (@dubcitycouncil) using the hashtag #gcanalcycle
Posted 25 Nov 2011 to Events
To celebrate Moustache Season in style, Bear and Greenaer, a company located just off Pearse Street providing smart transport solutions with the aim of improving commuting, are hosting the inaugural Bike like a Bear Mo Ride in Dublin on 26th Movember. Starting at Greenaer, this fancy dress ride will take participants on a tour of the urban jungle of Dublin as Mo Bros and Sistas come together to roam proud for the day. If you would like to take part in the cycle and support Movember in its battle against prostate cancer, why not make space in your calendar this Saturday to take a fun and rugged bicycle tour through Dublin’s urban jungle!
When: Saturday 26th November
Start: 2.00pm at Greenaer (Map) 12A Magennis Place, Off Pearse Street
End: 5.00pm at South William Street (Map) – with bites and drinks
Dress Code: the Great Outdoors – Animals, Poachers, and Huntsmen welcome
A prize will be awarded to The Wildest, Most Outdoorsiest costume!
To participate please join the Mo Team or contact Greenaer by email at email@example.com.
We are looking forward to seeing all you mo bros and sistas!
Posted 1 Nov 2011 to Events
Dublin City Council is organising a cycling safety challenge and obstacle course at the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on Wednesday November 2nd (click for map) from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. There will be a mega bicycle skills and obstacle course with some onsite training to be in with a chance to win a BMX prize for the best time and the most improved on the circuit. Angelcruisers, the latest in beach cruiser bikes, electric bikes, child carriers and many more will be on display. The Council will be distributing high visibility jackets to young people on the day to promote safe cycling.
As part of Mobility Week 2011, Dublin City Council staged a Living Streets festival around the Dame Court area of the city. The festival closed the street to traffic for the day and reimagined how the space could be used in a living streets context. The living street was adorned with grass, trees and a variety of stalls. The main event took place later in the day when an evening of film was brought to the audience thanks to the pedal-powered cinema!
Posted 29 Aug 2011 to Events
The Tweed Run is a group bicycle ride through the centre of Dublin, in which the cyclists are expected to dress in traditional cycling attire, particularly tweed plus four suits, blazers or dresses! Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Run, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Some effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated.
On Saturday 17th September the Club shall depart from The Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, at 3pm for a metropolitan bicycle ride with a sense of style. We shall make our way to the Pheonix Park Castle Cafe for tea and scones before taking in some of the Greater Dublin Georgian scenery on the return journey to the City Centre where a charity BBQ in aid of Barnardos will be held.
Nassau St – Kildare St – Baggot St – Pembroke St – Leeson St _ St Stephens Green – Aungier St – Georges St – Dame St – Christchurch – High St – Lower Bridge St – Ushers Quay – Victoria Quay – Conyngham Rd – Chesterfield Ave – Pheonix Park Castle Cafe – Chesterfield Ave – Wolfe Tone Quay – Ormond Quay – Custom House Quay – Sean O’casey bridge – City Quay – College Green
You can find us and RSVP on Facebook under ‘Dublin City Tweed Cycle’.
Posted 2 Aug 2011 to Events
Sky Ride is coming to Dublin!
Sky Ride is a campaign that started in the UK to inspire and help everyone, whatever their age or ability, to get on their bikes and have fun, and it’s coming to Dublin on Sunday 11th September. It is a fun, free family day out brought to you by Sky and Dublin City Council, providing the perfect opportunity to get back on your bike. So why not join us for the day and ride your bike through Dublin’s streets without a car in sight!
The Sky Ride initiative will give thousands of people the freedom to enjoy riding their bikes with family and friends while seeing some of the city’s landmarks and attractions from a fresh perspective. Approximately 8km of the city centre’s roads will be closed to traffic, and we are calling on people to pump up their tyres, oil that chain, and polish up that saddle in preparation for a great free family day out!
Enjoy some of the sights of Dublin free from cars for the day. Take part in the free entertainment on offer for all ages and find out how enjoyable cycling can be. The traffic-free route around the city centre is entirely open and optional, so you can come and go as you please and ride for as long as you choose. Participants can cycle the route at their own pace, and enjoy an array of entertainment along the way. It’s free and easy to register and anyone, young or old, can get involved, no matter how wobbly you might be on two wheels!
Also, every registered participant has the chance to win a 3D TV and Sky subscription package free for a whole year.
To find out more and to register see www.goskyride.com/Dublin