May 17th-19th 2024

Another wheelie great year with nature cycles, dinner cycles, music cycles and more!!! Most events this year are totally suitable to young/beginner cyclists – we tend to plan the festival so our son can do the whole thing!

PROGRAM for 2024

All events are free. Donations much appreciated to cover running costs.

FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2024

7pm Opening night: MEET EMMET SQUARE Lap of the town, blessing of the bicycles & film night opening night at DeBarras Folk Club (upstairs)

SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2024

10am Chakra Dance Cycle – leave at 10am Emmet Square – cycle to Ring to loosen up those Chakra’s through dance – co hosted with Ciara Holland – free, please book, text 085 874 5891 or [email protected]

3pm – ‘Kidical Mass’ Cycle meet at Emmet Square – Another addition of our most popular event for kids.  Bring your bike to Emmet Square for an all ages lap around Clonakilty

7pm – Sunset Bird Watch Cycle (10km) meet at Emmet Square – cycle from Clonakilty town to the Inchydoney estuary identifying local birds species.  In collaboration with Bird Watch Ireland Free

SUNDAY 19TH MAY 2024

10.30am Stop, Look, Listen cycle – meet at Emmet Square – cycle a lap of the town to the biodiversity garden at Bennetts Field, and listen to 3 pieces of music on the theme of nature and biodiversity. 

3pm – River cycle in collaboration with Clochán Uisce (our local rivers group) – meet at Emmet Square to explore the biodiversity in our local rivers and check its health including kick sampling and water testing as part of the EU drinkable rivers program. Family friendly.

5.30pm ‘Waste not, want not’ Curry Cycle!  a 5 km cycle around Clonakilty to arrive at our secret location for a ‘Waste Not Want Not’ Curry prepared by chef Gillian Hegarty (followed directly by end of fest Bikeoke Party).  BYO tupperware and take home any leftovers. Registration essential 30 max – free dinner with prebooking! Free, please book, text 085 874 5891 or [email protected]

7pm End of festival Bikeoke party – O’Donovans Alley Garden (no need to book) – can anyone top Thady’s performance of Tequilla from last year?

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL BY BUYING SOME SWEET MERCH:

Postcards available for purchase €5/pack of 10 – send us a message if you’d like some! Tea towels are €10 or €15 including postage anywhere in Ireland.

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