FAQs

How much is the entry fee?

60K =€33pp

100K = €50pp

 

What do we get for our entry fee?

All finishers will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride medal, goodie bag, refreshments at food stops along the route and at finish line. All entries will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top.

 

When is registration closed?

Registration will close when we reach the first 7,000 participants or on Sunday, September 17th 2017.

 

Will there be a finishers medal?
Yes

 

Is there a charity element to the Great Dublin Bike Ride?

The Great Dublin Bike Ride is not a charity event however we recognise that some participants may like to raise money for various charities.

While there is no obligation to raise money for charity, for participants that want to use this event to fundraise, they can do so by contacting the relevant charity directly or through third party vendors such www.everydayhero.com/ie or www.justgiving.com

What happens when I register?

When you have registered on the website you will receive an email confirming your successful registration

 

 

When do I get my event number?

Your event number will be allocated at the sign on process in Smithfield. You must bring your email confirmation with you to the event sign on, as indicated below, at this point you will receive your event number, goodie bag and exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top.

I entered online but did not receive my confirmation email?

Your confirmation email might be in your junk folder, if not please contact info@greatdublinbikeride.ie.

 

How do I know if I will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top?

All participants will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top.

Is there a max capacity?
Yes, 7,000 participants

Can I transfer/refund my event entry?

No, all entries are non refundable and non transferable.

 

Where are the food stops located?
We have 3 food stops along the course,
Swords (60K route)
Naul (100K route)
National Sports Arena (60K and 100K routes)

Can you turn up and register on the day or do you have to do it in advance on the website?
Entries will only be accepted in advance through the website, which will close 1 week before the event.

Where and when do I sign on and collect my event pack?

Pack collection will be open at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, 21st September – Smithfield, Dublin
    • 16:00 – 20:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt
  • Friday, 22nd September – Smithfield, Dublin
    • 16:00 – 20:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt
  • Saturday, 23rd September – Smithfield, Dublin
    • 12:00 – 16:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt

 

Can someone else collect my pack and event number?

Yes, as long as they have your confirmation email.

 

Can I collect multiple event packs?

Once you have individual confirmation emails for all participants.

Is the event chip timed?

No, this is a non timed event. All participants are recommended to have an appropriate level of fitness for the event.

 

Will the route be marked / signposted?
Yes

 

Can I start somewhere else on the route?

For safety reasons all participants must start from the designated start line.

 

What equipment do I need?

Participants must supply their own bike and helmet, which needs to be fully road worthy and in good working order.

Are helmets compulsory?
Yes

Is medical assistance available?

Full medical assistance will be available at the start/finish line and at food stops. Mobile assistance will also be travelling the route.

What if I get a puncture, do I need to bring my own spare tubes/puncture repair kit?
Yes, you will need to bring your own spare tyre tubes and be able to fix your own punctures. Services crews will be on hand around the route however to assist.

Will there be mechanical assistance on the day?

Yes, there will be fixed and mobile mechanical assistance on the day

What do I do if I encounter a medical emergency?
Bring the accident to the attention of the nearest volunteer, Garda or moto marshal so that they can record details and relay back to event control.

Do I need to bring food and water with me?
You should bring at least one full water bottle which you can top up at any of the food stations. It is advisable to bring some bars and eat little and often. There will be plenty of opportunity to stop along the way.

Will there be food and entertainment at the end?
Yes – more details to follow.

Will there be a lost and found section?

Yes, there will be one at the Finish Line in Smithfield.

Where can I park?
Car parking has been arranged and all participants can, on a first come first serve basis use:

Q-Park Four Courts
15-21 Usher’s Quay
Dublin 8
Cost €4 – All day (You must book online to avail of this offer https://goo.gl/YhqRTS)
Open 24hrs

Q-Park Stephens Green Car Park
Parking Garage
2 York St
Cost €6 – All day (You must book online to avail of this offer https://goo.gl/uE9PC5)
Open 24 hours

Collins Barracks
Benburb Street
Dublin 7
Cost Free (this applies to this event only)
Open from 5.45am, Closes 5pm
Entry to the car park through Arbour Hill

Fleet Street
Dublin 2
Cost €10 – All day (You must book online for this offer www.parkrite.ie)
Open 24hrs
For more information please contact: info@greatdublinbikeride.ie