Great Dublin Bike Ride FAQ’s

How much is the entry fee?

65K = €33pp
105K = €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.

Can I get my event number posted (bib number)?
Packet posting is no longer available

When is registration closed?
Registration will close when we reach the first 7,000 participants or on Sunday, September 16th 2018.

Will there be a finishers medal?

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 DIT Grangegorman. 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 and goodie bag.
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.

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?
The event has two food stops. At 29.5km the 65km cycle will have a food stop located at St. Margaret’s GAA. at 38.5km the 105km cycle will have a food stop located at the Nual GAA.

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:

• Friday, 21st September – DIT Grangegorman, Dublin
o 12:00 – 20:00

• Saturday, 22nd September – DIT Grangegorman, Dublin
o 10:00 – 16:00

The number pack will contain:
1. 1 x handlebar number and cable ties
2. 1 x wrist band number

These numbers must be affixed and worn at all times during the event. You will not be allowed access the start pens without your properly affixed and positioned start number.

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 Car Parking provided?     

There will not be parking provided in the Grangegorman area. However, car parking has been arranged and all participants can, on a first come first serve basis use:

Parking is available at Q-Park Clerys with an entrance on Cathal Brugha  Street at a reduced rate of €8 for 24 hours parking. Please note Q-Park Clerys is open 24 hours per day.

Q-Park Clerys Car Park
Marlborough Street

Dublin 1
Cost €8 – 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 24 hours

Parking is available at Q-Park Four Courts with entrance off Ushers Quay, behind Topaz 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 24hrs

The above parking offers are only available through pre-booking your parking and are not available at the car park of the day of the event.

To avail of these offers please book online via the link to the Q-Park website. Select Dublin Q-Park Clerys or Dublin Q-Park Four Courts the 24 Hour Parking Product and use the promo code: BIKE to activate the discount.

Park Rite Fleet Street
52-57 Fleet Street

Dublin 2
Cost €10 – All day (You must pay at the cash office stating you are part of the Great Dublin Bike Ride, please produce your number)

Cost €2.50 per hour
Open 24hrs

Park Rite Smithfield Market

7 Queen Street

Dublin 7
Cost €10 – All day (You must pay at the cash office stating you are part of the Great Dublin Bike Ride, please produce your number)

Cost €2.50 per hour
Open 24hrs

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?

Can I start somewhere else on the route?
For safety reasons all participants must start from the designated start line.

Is the baggage area available?
This year the baggage option is not available.

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?

The Following Bicycles are NOT Permitted

• Fixed wheel with no brakes
• Time Trial bicycles
• Unicycles
• Towed Trailers
• Trailer Bicycles
• Electrically assisted pedal cycles
• Fixed wheel with only a front brake
• Handcycles
• Quad cycles
• Child carriers
• Cargo bicycles

Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle.

Unconventional handlebars, including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars or bars without bar-end plugs fitted.

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?

Location Distance Route Refreshments
Naul GAA 38.5km 105km only (Blue) Sandwiches, Water, Teas & Coffees
St Margaret’s GAA 49.5km 65km (Green) Sandwiches, Water, Teas & Coffees
Finish line 65/105km 105km & 65km (Blue & Green) Banana’s, Bar, Pasta & Water

Will there be a lost and found section?
Yes, there will be one at the Finish Line in DIT Grangegorman.

When will packs be posted out?
Packs will begin to be posted out 7 days before the event

How do I know what wave I am in?
Waves are based on a first come first serve bases.

Start time for first wave?

Start location?
Merrion Square

Is there shower facilities?
No there is no shower facilities

For more information please contact: info@greatdublinbikeride.ie