We re delighted to be hosting the following series of FREE events with the support of the Cork Sports Partnership

All in-person events will be hosted at The Bike Circus, our community bike workshop, next to Spillers Lane, Clonakilty. All cycles will start there as well.

REGISTRATION FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS – Unless otherwise noted, all in-person events must be registered for in advance. All events are FREE, to register email thebikecircusclon@gmail.com with the date of your chosen event in the subject line. Due to covid spaces are very limited; most workshops 6 people max, cycles 15 max.

STREAMING – for events that say Streaming on Facebook live : head over to www.facebook.com/thebikecircus at the time of the event to tune in! No registration required!

Date & TimeEvent
all weekListen to the Clon Bike Cast!
all weekCounty-wide photo treasure hunt – more info and register here
Sat Sept 19th – 12-1pm

Our County launch of ‘WE-bike’ a county wide promotion of e-bikes : An Introduction to e-bikes, options, conversion kits, things to keep in mind! A lunch break workshop with Jack & Graeme. In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Sat Sept 19th – 1:30-3pmBuild a Bike Box – a demo/workshop with Paul Hogan – learn how to use reclaimed wood to build a cargo box for your bike rack – In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Sat Sept 19th – 3-4pmCycle Lap of the Town – max 15 people. Family Friendly (3KM) Meet at the Bike Circus.
Sun Sept 20th – from 5pmCycle-Bus Forum (pre-recorded) Grab a pre-dinner refreshment and tune in for a panel discussion on the joys of the ‘Cycle-Bus’, hear from Irish bike-bus pioneers from Galway & Limerick and find out how they started, what’s involved, as well as our own plans to start our own bike-bus in Clonakilty. A great panel for parents who want to know more and bike-y groups who want to get their own Cycle Bus going… Interested? Link here. (no registration required – available all evening for streaming)
Mon Sept 21st- 12-1pmA lunchbreak workshop with Jack & Graeme: How to ‘M’ check your bike (to make sure it’s road worthy) & puncture repair. In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Tues Sept 22nd – 12-1pm12pm-1pm a FREE lunchbreak workshop with Jack & Graeme: How to know if a bike is worth recovering or fit for the skip… In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Wed Sept 23rd -5-6pmZoom Event – A Vision For Cycling in Rural Ireland – Full details and to register visit cyclist.ie/ruralvision (more details soon)
Thurs Sept 24th – 12-1pmA lunchbreak workshop with Jack & Graeme: E-Bike Wear & tear – maintaining your e-bike: Brake, cables, nuts & bolts! In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Fri Sept 25th – 12-1pmA lunchbreak workshop with Jamin: How to spray your bike – DEMO – Meet Jamin our newest volunteer mechanic at the Circus! Returning from a stint as a bike courrier in Holland, he comes to us with a wealth of bike-reclaimation experience and will be demo-ing how to prep and spray your bike to make it look as good as new (or as funky as you like!). In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live
Fri Sept 25th – 1-3pmOfficial Launch of our Apprenticeship program. Swing by the Bike Circus for nibbles to celebrate the official launch of our apprenticeship program. With 8 workshop modules and 100 hours apprentice experience, our apprentice program offers the most ‘hands-on’ opportunity in Ireland. We are currently offering a limited number of free placements. (Can’t pop in but want to find out more? Email thebikecircusclon@gmail.com). In-Person & Streaming on Facebook Live (Streaming at 1pm sharp for 10 min)
Sat Sept 26th – from 5pmWheel Women Forum (pre-recorded) A group of eleven female bicycle activists from around the globe and here in Ireland share why (and how) they cycle, triumphs and trials in their advocacy work, and their love of bikes! For panelist bios click here. Link to watch the discussion here – it will be live the entire evening of the 26th.
Sat Sept 26th – 11:30 pm – 2:30 pm11:30 – 2:30 – a workshop with Jill Barrett – Make your own bike skirt guard or bike seat cover! All participants will leave with their own skirt guard or bike seat cover they make during the workshop.
In-Person Event Only, max 10 participants
Sat Sept 26th – 3-8pmDunworly beach cycle 40km return trip, meet at the Bike Circus. 15 people max. Registration Essential.

A big thank you to the Cork Sports Partnership and Cork Bike Week for their continued support!