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Dublin’s First Bike Disco Coming to the Phoenix Park

Dublin City Council, in collaboration with Fingal County Council, the Office of Public Works, and Dublin Cycling Campaign, is delighted to announce the city’s first Bike Disco at the Phoenix Park. This family-friendly 5km cycle will take place at 8pm on Friday the 23rd of September and will leave from the Phoenix Roundabout at Chesterfield Avenue.

The cycle is part of the Dublin City Council’s participation in European Mobility Week, the European Commission’s initiative to raise awareness on sustainable urban mobility. The week highlights the value in adopting cleaner transport practices, such as active mobility and public transport.  

Deirdre Kelly, Dublin City Council Walking and Cycling Officer, said, “we’re delighted to be involved in this bike disco event. It’s a great opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in what should be a really fun, colourful event.”

Stephen McGinn, Walking and Cycling Officer at Fingal County Council, said, “we’re so pleased to be working alongside Dublin City Council, the OPW and the Dublin Cycling Campaign on Dublin’s very first Bike Disco. Getting on your bike, whether it’s to travel to work or school every day or just to have fun with the family, is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to a great party atmosphere on Friday evening.”

Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and make them as colourful as possible. There will be bike decoration packs with festival flags and string lights for the first 100 participants who show up on the night. Both experienced and budding cyclists are welcome to take part. The car-free route will also offer the perfect space for those looking to try out cycling for the first time.

There is no need to register in advance and everyone is welcome. Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council are hoping for a large turnout for this free, family-friendly event. 

A road closure will be in place for the duration of the event. Both Castleknock and Knockmaroon Gates and a section of Chesterfield Avenue, between Phoenix Roundabout and Castleknock Gate, will be closed from 7pm to 10pm. A diversion route will be in place to facilitate vehicular traffic during the event. Car parking will be available at the Papal Cross Car Park and Phoenix Park Visitor Car Park. The meeting point for the event is on Chesterfield Avenue at the Phoenix Monument.

Those planning to come along to the event are encouraged to check their local council’s social media platforms for related traffic information as some entrances to the Phoenix Park will be temporarily closed to accommodate the event.

Source: Dublin City Council

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