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.

Event Info

On the 29 September 2019, up to 7,000 riders will set out from the TBC 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.

Friday 27th September TBC, Dublin

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

Saturday 28th September TBC, Dublin

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

Sunday 29th September TBC, Dublin

Time Activity
07:00 Staging pens open
08:00 1st Wave Start 100km
08:15 2nd Wave Start 100km
08:35 1st Wave Start 60km
08:48 2nd Wave Start 60km
11:41 First 60km participant approx
11:54 First 100km participant approx
14:00 Final participants finishing approx
17:00 Event Closes


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 7am 08:00
100km 2 Blue From 7am 08:15
60km 3 Green From 7am 08:35
60km 4 Green From 7am 08:48

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.