Get on yer bike for Limerick Bike Week

Limerick Bike Week rolls back into town this week.

AS BIKE Week rolls back into town, Limerick City and County Council has unveiled a series of events to promote active travel throughout the county.

In partnership with Limerick Sports Partnership, Bike Week began on May 11 and will run until May 19, aiming to promote the health benefits and environmental benefits of cycling.

On Friday (May 17), a sunset cycle will take place starting at King John’s Castle at 6.30pm.

The following day (Saturday May 18), a bike maintenance workshop will take place on the Limerick Greenway at Barnagh Hub where people of all ages can learn about how to keep their bikes in top condition.

Meanwhile, on Sunday (May 19), a family fun day and bike ride will take place at Arthur’s Quay Park from 2pm to 4pm.

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Mayor Gerald Mitchell encouraged locals to get on their bikes this week, saying that “cycling not only offers numerous health benefits, but also contributes to a cleaner, greener environment. The range of events and initiatives in Limerick provide an excellent opportunity for residents and visitors alike to explore our beautiful city on two wheels.”

Pat Quigley, active cities officer at Limerick Sports Partnership, added that “the aim of the week is to encourage more people to cycle – for school, for work, or in their own communities. So whether it’s a social cycle on the Greenway or mountain biking in Ballyhoura, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this week”.

Full details on all Bike Week events can be found on