Dublin’s first Bike Disco coming to Phoenix Park this FridayGary Ibbotson 19 Sep 2022
Dublin’s first ever Bike Disco will take place in Phoenix Park this Friday, September 23 at 8pm.
Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works, and Dublin Cycling Campaign are collaborating on the event which will leave from the Phoenix Roundabout at Chesterfield Avenue.
“The cycle is part of the Council’s participation in European Mobility Week, the European Commission’s initiative to raise awareness on sustainable urban mobility,” Fingal County Council says.
“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.”
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 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.