Pedalpalooza is back, and better than ever!

Dublin City Council is delighted to present Pedalpalooza at Fairview Park, Sunday May 12th from 12pm until 4pm as part of National Bike Week.

A free day of family fun for cycling lovers of all ages, jam-packed from start to finish with great music, bike-related arts & crafts, exciting demonstrations and, of course, the return of the ‘Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade’ with the Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste for cyclists of all ages and abilities from Capel Street to Fairview Park.

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, cycle or use public transport to get to the event, where possible. Free bike parking is available at the park.

The Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade will depart at 11.30am from Dublin’s Capel Street led by the Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste. Participants are advised to gather on Capel Street between Ryders Row and Mary Street (near the Black Sheep Pub) from 11am for a family-friendly, traffic-free cycle parade through city streets, finishing at Fairview Park.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithí de Róiste said, “I’m delighted to lead the Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade this Bike Week. Bike Week celebrates the benefits of cycling and encourages new people to take part. The cycle parade is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to take part in a traffic-free cycle through city streets. There’s a wonderful programme of activities taking place in Fairview Park after the cycle, so I encourage families to come along and join in the fun!” 

Ailish Lally, Walking & Cycling Officer with Dublin City Council’s Traffic Section said, “I’m excited about cycling through the traffic-free streets of Dublin with people from all over the city and to go on to enjoy bike-themed fun for people of all ages and abilities at the Pedalpalooza festival in Fairview Park. Be sure to join us to celebrate all things bike this Bike Week!”

Carmel O’Callaghan, Active Cities Officer with the Sport & Wellbeing Partnership said, “The Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade was such fun last year, everyone loved having the opportunity to cycle safely through the city. Active Cities is all about getting Dubliners to become more active, so we would encourage everyone of all ages and abilities to join in our cycle parade.”

(Source: Dublin City Council)

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