Our friends at the Bike Circus

We at the Bike Festival are also happy to let you know about another great organisation in town – the Bike Circus community bike workshop.  We are only one weekend a year – but the Bike Circus is open January – November 3 or 4 days a week 10-3pm. 

See the bike circus facebook page for up to date info.  They are located next to Spillers Lane in Clonakilty.

Find out all the finer details by exploring the menu.

Mission Statement:

Clonakilty Bike Circus is a community-run and not-for-profit bicycle workshop which exists to educate and empower local members to learn to mend and build their own bicycles, making use of the workshop’s tool bank, spare parts library (purchased by donation) and facilitators’ training and help.

We are not a bike shop. We won’t fix your bike, we will help YOU to fix your bike!

We are an organisation born out of the annual Clonakilty Bicycle Festival, and believe that having a shared resource of tools and information for our members will result in a safer, cleaner and more bike-friendly town. We strongly support our local bike shops and will always send our members in their direction to purchase new parts. We also exist to advocate for safer cycling infrastructure and make bicycles safe and affordable.

To join the Clonakilty Bike Circus, annual membership fee is €10 for students and unemployed/ €20 for adults in employment. Yearly subscription affords members access to the tools and expertise of our mechanics, access to the frame and parts library (by donation), and a storage space for their bike project (€5/week)

Alternatively, drop-in membership is €5/session.

Our values:

  • Community
  • Inclusivity
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Self reliance
  • Sustainability
  • Health, freedom and a love of cycling!


How to become a Member

Apprenticeship Program

Opening Hours