Bike Fest 2020


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EVENTS: all times are Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)


World Bicycle Day!!! Fancy dress lap of your town – celebrate bicycles by dressing up and having a good ‘ol lap of your town or neighbourhood! Send us a pic on and we will choose a winner – win this year’s Bike Fest 2020 t-shirt!!

Global Photo Scavenger Hunt – Our Photo Hunt starts today! Make sure you have registered your team of 2 to 6 bike lovers here – you will receive an email from us with the full details and list of photos to ‘find’ with points awarded for each – upload photos to our facebook and update us with your score as the weekend goes on, a wheel-y great hamper of Bike-y prizes for the winning team!


The Global Photo Scavenger Hunt continues... still time to register and get on board if you haven’t started!

Virtual Screening of ‘MOTHERLOAD’ with post-film Q&A –- this event was a massive success, you can still watch motherload by heading to the shop on and we will be uploading the recorded q&a for you to watch soon! ‘MOTHERLOAD’, the beautiful cargo-bike documentary, followed by a live post-film discussion panel with Liz Canning (director), Giulia Vallone (urban designer), Conor Cahill (cycling advocate), Bernie Connolly (Cork Environmental Forum) and cargo bike lover Emer Nagel. See the trailer here:

TO BUY TICKET FOR SCREENING you will need to have a Paypal account – if you don’t please get in touch [email protected] and we’ll sort you out!


The Global Photo Scavenger Hunt continues…

Cycle through the ages…(a history of cycling in west cork): 5pm head to our website and listen to an interview with Kieron Doyle, local historian and writer. Listen to the podcast below and read his article ‘The evolution of the bike keeps moving’ in the West Cork People by clicking here.

The Wild cook-out cycle supper challenge – Grab some ingredients and cycle out into the wild to cook up a feast somewhere off the beaten track. Post your photos and recipes to our facebook page to win a prize.


The Global Photo Scavenger Hunt continues…

Mini-family street hullabaloos with tips from CycleSense and Facebook Live – from 9am listen to our podcast where Allison from ClonBikeFest interviews cycling instructor Ruth ( on how to create a fun and safe obstacle course – and host a hullabaloo for your kids in your garden or street! Say ‘Hello’ on our Facebook Live at 11am. (Podcast also includes top tips on how to cycle safely on the roads when with kiddies or beginner cyclists and will be accompanied by a short film of Ruth setting up a course in her own back garden) Listen to the podcast below and check out the video Ruth at CycleSense made for ideas !

Bike Mechanics Live’ with your hosts Jack, Jane and Graeme at The Bike Circus. 1pm – A Facebook Live forum where our head yard-dogs will answer any of your pressing locked-in bike repair questions! Go to at 1pm June 6th and join the Live Streaming

Cycle-School-Bus Forum 5pm – Grab a pre-dinner refreshment and tune in for a live 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? Head here for all the details on how to join the Zoom


Wheel Women Love Bikes’ Panel – 5pm Irish Standard Time (GMT+1) on Zoom. A group of ten 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. Interested? Register here and we’ll email you the link and a reminder!

Global scavenger hunt winning team declared! 8pm: Join live zoom festival ending party where we announce the winners of the global scavenger hunt! Share your favourite stories from the weekend and meet other cycle lovers from around the world. Come back here for the link from 7:45pm on the night.