Event Information Page

Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council for the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which will be held on the 29th September in Dublin.  It is a bike ride for all abilities novice to expert. 60km or 100km routes.  This event will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport.

Participant Information Booklet 2019

Event Info

On the 29 September 2019, up to 7,000 riders will set out from the Phoenix Park to take part in the Great Dublin Bike Ride. The event will offer a 60km route for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle and a challenging 100km route for experienced riders.

The event is not open to anyone under the age of 16.

Number Collection

Friday 27th September, Garda Boat Club, Dublin

Times 12pm – 8pm – Sign on and collection of bib numbers

Garda Boat Club, 8 Chapelizod Road, Phoenix Park, Islandbridge, D08 HX39

Saturday 28th September, Garda Boat Club, Dublin

Times 10am – 4pm – Sign on and collection of bib numbers

Garda Boat Club, 8 Chapelizod Road, Phoenix Park, Islandbridge, D08 HX39

Sunday 29th September, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Time Activity
06:30 Staging pens open
07:30 1st Wave Start 100km
07:50 2nd Wave Start 100km
08:10 1st Wave Start 60km
08:30 2nd Wave Start 60km

First 60km participant approx

11:54 First 100km participant approx
13:00 Family Cycle Starts
14:00 Final participants finishing approx

Family Cycle

This year we are delighted to bring you a Family Cycle thats everyone can enjoy!

The Family Cycle will start at 1pm and will be a 2km loop in Phoenix Park, that you can cycle as many times as you like within a 1 hour time period.

There is no age limits on this event, so everyone can join in the fun.

Entries are valid for a family of 4.


All free parking spaces in the Phoenix Park have now been reserved.

If you have already reserved a free parking space, you will receive an email one week before the event with detailed parking instructions.


Paid parking is available at Q-Park Four Courts with entrance off Ushers Quay, behind Circle K forecourt at a reduced rate of €4 for 24 hours parking. Please note Q-Park Four Courts closes from 11pm – 6am and vehicles wishing to exit between these times will be charged a call-out fee.

Q-Park Four Courts
15-21 Usher’s Quay
Dublin 8
Cost €4 – All day (You must book online to avail of this offer, visit www.q-park.ie and use the promo code BIKE to activate the discount)
Open 6am – 11pm

    • To avail of this offer please book online via the link to the Q-Park website. Select Dublin Q-Park Four Courts the 24 Hour Parking Product and use the promo code : BIKE to activate the discount.
    • Please follow the instructions supplied after booking for entry and exit of car parks.
    • For more information on Q-Park car parks, please visit www.q-park.ie


Start Times

Your start pen will depend on your start number – BLUE (100k), GREEN (60k).

All participants will set off from the Phoenix Park in waves as per your start number colour.

More detailed information on waves and load in time procedures will be shared with all participants in advance of the event.

Pen/Load-In Times

Distance Wave No Start Pen Load In (Access to Start Pen) Start Time
100km 1 Blue From 6:30am 07:30
100km 2 Blue From 6:30am 07:50
60km 3 Green From 6:30am 08:10
60km 4 Green From 6:30am 08:30

Start Procedure

Participants will not be allowed access to their Start Pen before the time shown in the load in times. You must load into the start pen that corresponds to your start number – no exceptions. Detailed information will be shared with all participants in advance of the event.

Bike Park

There will be a secure participant bike park in the event village. Bikes are left at owner’s risk, but are checked in and checked out via a ticketing system and managed by event security.

Participants Who Cannot Attend Sign-On

Sign-on will only take place as above. If you cannot attend at this time, you can nominate someone else to sign-on for you. Simply print out your confirmation email for the nominated person and they will be issued with your numbers etc.

Post Event

Immediately post-event, you will receive your medal, hydration and refreshments.

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