Galway to get in the saddle for Bike Week Launch

Pictured at the launch of bike week are (l-r) Uinsinn Finn, senior engineer, Galway City Council, Cllr Niall McNelis who is deputising for the  Mayor, and Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Michael Connolly.

Pictured at the launch of bike week are (l-r) Uinsinn Finn, senior engineer, Galway City Council, Cllr Niall McNelis who is deputising for the Mayor, and Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Michael Connolly.

Galway celebrates Bike Week 2017 with a full programme of events from June 10 - 18.

The Bike Week programme includes bike-themed events, for people of all ages and fitness levels throughout the city.

These include family cycling events, group cycles, community events and mechanic workshops.

The launch event is being organised by An Mheitheal Rothar and will be launched by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Pearce Flannery at 1pm, this Saturday June 10 in the Spanish Arch. Galway Bike Week is part of National Bike Week and the Galway City Council sponsors a number of events during the week.

The launch event will have live music from the Galway Ukulele band, Niceol Blue, and Dino Trad, and street performances from the Galway Community Circus. For foodies there will be the Street Feast tent with face painting and children’s activities.

Street Feast is a way for the local community to get together and spend quality time with each other over a potluck meal. There will also be a ‘Best Dressed Bike’ competition, slow bike race, and a raffle to win a new bike.

Paul O’Donnell, co-ordinating director at An Mheitheal Rothar stated: “Bike week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Anyone from six to 100 year olds can ride a bike. It’s a perfect chance to spend quality time with family, and is a very flexible form of exercise.”

All Galway Bike Week events are free to the public and open to people of all ages and cycling abilities. A complete listing of events taking place throughout the city can be found by logging on to Bikeweek.ie

Do not forget to wear your helmet and cycle safely during Bike Week 2017!

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