Welcome to The Bike Week Events Page for Laois.
Please note: Information on this page will be updated regularly to let you know about the Bike Week Events that are taking place in your area and who to contact for more information.
|Date||Event Details||Time||Target Audience of Event||Locations(s) of Event|
|Sunday – 12th September||Family/Group Cycles – Vicarstown Cycling Group, and the Stradbally Cycling Group will cycle the new Barrow Blueway from Vicarstown towards Athy. The stronger cyclists to go all the way to Athy and back (24k in total), and the not-so-strong can turn back at the end of the blueway (12km)||12pm||Families from the local area||Vicarstown Old School, Co. Laois|
|Family Cycle – A 5km family cycle which will be lead out by Laois Hurling and Camogie Stars, Ross King, Róisín Kilmartin, Paddy Purcell and Sarah Creagh||1pm||Families – Adults and Children||The Square, Rathdowney|
|Monday – 13th September||National Learning Network Cycle – Cycling for students of National Learning Network Portlaoise||All day||Students of National Learning Network, Portlaoise||National Learning Network Portlaoise|
|Tuesday – 14th September||Inclusion Cycle at Vicarstown||Update to scheduled time!
The Inclusion Cycle will be leaving the starting point at 6.30pm and not 7pm as previously advised as the evenings are getting very dark.
|Families of people with Disabilities||Vicarstown, Co. Laois|
|Get Back on your Bike – The purpose of the event is to encourage adults to return to cycling and socialising with a group.||7pm||Adults||The Square, Rathdowney, Co. Laois|
|Tuesday cycle- Vicarstown to Monasterevin with a stop-over and refreshments at the half-way point in Castlemitchell GAA Club||7pm||Families from the local area||Vicarstown Old School|
|Wednesday – 15th September||Cycle on Wednesday – Pedals Away! Cycle Bus Trip!||10am-12pm||5th & 6th Class pupils from Portlaoise National Schools||Portlaoise|
|Cycle on Wednesday Rathdowney – The purpose of the event is to encourage school children to cycle to school. A promotional event will be held at Rathdowney National School for the children on their arrival.||8am-9am
|National School Children and their parents||Rathdowney National School|
|Cycle on Wednesday Errill – The purpose of the event is to encourage school children to cycle to school. A promotional event will be held at Rathdowney National School for the children on their arrival.||8am-9am||National School Children and their parents||
Errill National School
|COW Day – School cycle along the Barrow Blueway||11am||National schools in St Coleman’s NS & Cosby N.S||Vicarstown Old School|
|Cycle to Group||2.45pm`||Young People age 7years-13years from Mountmellick and surrounding areas.||Mountmellick Youth and Family Resource Centre Sports Complex|
|Downtown Portlaoise “On Yer Bike Day”- Downtown members cycle to work and meet at Market Square at 8.45am. Local press will be present for a group photo to promote National Bike Week||8.45am||Downtown Portlaoise Members||Destination Market Square, Portlaoise|
|Thursday – 16th September||Cycle to Group||2.45pm||Young People age 7 years – 13years from Mountmellick and surrounding areas.||Mountmellick Youth and Family Resource Centre Sports Complex|
|Stradbally Cycle from Market House||7pm||Adults & Children 10 years of age||Market House, Stradbally|
|Friday – 17th September||Bike Maintenance & Repair Workshop – The purpose of the event is to facilitate an understanding of basic bike maintenance through a workshop format. It will be followed by a short cycle.||Update to scheduled time!
Start time now 5pm and not 6pm as previously advised.
|Adults and Children||Rathdowney|
|Bikes with Lights – starting from Old School Vicarstown, cycle towards Athy, 8 miles round trip||7pm||Adults & Children over 7 years of age||Old School, Vicarstown|
|Saturday – 18th September||Cycling Confidence Workshop aimed at improving the cycling skill level of children and young people.||Update to scheduled time!
Start time now 1pm and not 2pm as previously advised.
|Children & young people||St Fergal’s College, Rathdowney|
|Sunday – 19th September||Timahoe 10km Family Cycle – with Tea/Coffee treat afterwards in the Tower & Bean Coffee shop||11.30am||Families- children should be competent cyclists||Church Car Park, Timahoe|
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